PART III OF ROBERT LIEBOWITZ’ “THE PASSING OF SOMEONE DEAR”

  Can you believe an Old Fogy like ROBERT LIEBOWITZ has an extensive music collection going back more than three-quarters of a century. Thus, his ability to equate the trajectory of the Broadway theatre to the advent of MTV and the music industry seems apt. IN PART III OF HIS TOME (READ PART I IN…

Drumming it with Titus

With a beard trespassing a goodly piece of his towering frame, Titus Tompkins, mans the drums and washboards of Granny’s Blue-mers latest incarnation for the sashay down memory lane at Pangea, “Sex Drugs and Rock & Roll.” Tompkins had the demeanor of someone not born in Brooklyn but he is proud to be Brooklyn-based. He…

Maurio Brown continues to make history with COMMON GROUND

Common Ground, the new musical by Granville Wyche Burgess and Stan Wietrzychowsk, tells the yet-untold story of what really necessitated the Emancipation Proclamation. This special book-in-hand presentation, will be Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at The Actors Temple, 339 West 47th Street, NYC. Common Ground begins with a veiledly racist President Lincoln, carrying a country-at-war on…

CULTURE CONVO: A minute with Francis Mabborang

The 21st Century – thanks to the proliferation of social media – must find new learning lessons for young children about how we – and how to – communicate. Enter Nikki Sorrentino & Susan Paroff, Jonathan Brenner, Allison Jacobs, and Sean Paroff. Their new musical designed for everyone, “Fluffy The Pine,” is designed to be…

Around the world with Mary Setrakian

No need for a spotlight when Mary Setrakian Lets the Sun Shine! Mary Setrakian: Let The Sun Shine will be at The TRIAD THEATER, 158 W. 72nd St (between Broadway & Columbus; theater upstairs) for ONE-NIGHT-ONLY; Friday, October 25. Doors open 6:30PM / Show 7:00PM. Tickets: TriadNYC.com Mary Setrakian, returns to the opulent Triad Theatre on the Upper…

Junte-se a Daniel Fadione e Guillaume Dion para um “Sing-Over”

Daniel Fadione and Guillaume Dion have converted the jazzy West End Lounge into their bedroom for a SingOver… and they’d like you to join them. That may sound weird but Brazilian singing sensation, Daniel Fadione and French-Canadian piano-master, Guillaume Dion, offer up a joyous, heart-warming night of memories and music. Daniel’s had a rocky ride to get…

Lady [in Black] Sings the Blues!

Performance artist, Mary Elizabeth Micari, continues her acclaimed journey of self-discovery filled with great humor and memorable music. This time she tackles her [first] marriage, her exploration into spirituality … and the 90s! Her growth is also commercial as she now enlisted MAC Award winner, Tracy Stark, to create a great night of music and memories….

Maestro-in-Repertoire

The new arts organization, From Scratch Performance Company, is more than just another theatrical company. it is a working body of art. It’s repertory holds many actors, singers, dancers, but also those that help them act, sing, and dance. Their new artistic director is a playwright, for instance. Robert Liebowitz is a 40-year veteran of…

The Gospel According to Morgenstein

We wanted to take a moment with GARY MORGENSTEIN, the book writer for a new musical – KING DAVID Collaborating with film composer and conductor, Shadi Pourkashef, Gary, known well as a television publicist he now wears the mantel of playwright, novelist, and now – with this as his third musical – book writer with pride and class….

Cocktales

DO me DATE me DUMP me Review by Angela Juarez Date Me, Do Me, Dump Me the Musical was about these three ladies who like to explore, date around with some fellas, and then come back to the bar to talk about their latest dating experiences with them. Either good or bad dates, the experience brings them…

The Songs of Colleen

“Scores” of new musicals are coming our way! Where better to find one of the more poignant than at the elegant Feinstein’s/54 Below. The Francis sisters – Jessica Francis Fichter and Colleen Francis – lead a team of elite musical masters to present a stunning concert version of an engaging, romantic, fascinating musical piece called DANDELION.  For…

Wig Stock: The Many Frocks of Robert Hofmann

Review by Evan Meena The days of the old English musical hall danced hand-in-hand with the edgy step of the downtown cabaret when Robert Hofmann presented his one-man musical straight from Australia, What the fandango at the revelation theatre at St. John ’s during Pride Month. The partition-covered-with costumes and the classic instrumentation (Will Holshouser…