Battles Aplenty on Stage at War Paint

There were a whole lot of wars occurring last night on stage at War Paint. The central “war” occurred over four decades between the two dueling make-up titans: Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. But the other wars fought on stage were just as divisive…

Sara Bareilles in Waitress on Broadway

Recently, we got to see Sara Bareilles perform, while making lots of pie, in Waitress on Broadway. Tickets were not cheap, but we rationalized that it was like seeing a Broadway show AND a concert so we ponied up the extra cash. And boy am I glad we did…

Bette Midler glowin’ and crowin’ and goin’ strong in Hello Dolly

Hello Dolly had absolutely nothing in common with the play Sweat. Instead of soot and sweat, we got sparkles, feathers, and fancy hats. In place of a gritty bar, we were transported to the red velvet bastion of The Harmonia Gardens. Heated clashes were cast aside for outsize song and dance numbers. And a talented ensemble was replaced with a 5’1″, 71 year old, one woman phenom casting her spell on most every member of the audience…

In Transit On Broadway with the Kids

Every February we look forward to Kid’s Night on Broadway where an adult buys a ticket and they get to tote along a kid for FREE. Very generous of Broadway and I applaud them for encouraging families to get out there and see shows together…

The Great Comet or Not?

When I go to the theater I am always prepared to fall in love with the show. I am an easy mark – eyes wide and heart open ready to be smitten by a stand out solo or an eye catching and ear pleasing song and dance number. Such is the case when I sat in my seat for my date last night with Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812…

For the Love of Sunset Boulevard

I was honored and frankly a little giddy to be included in the friends and family viewing of Sunset Boulevard last night. This was the first performance of the show for a full house audience on Broadway…

A Fan Letter to Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen,
Today is going to be a great day. I want to thank you for kicking off the 2017 1st Tuesday of the Month Club with such a bang. With 40+ of us in the audience the pressure was on and boy did you deliver…

Paying Homage to The Church of The Color Purple

β€œI think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple