A Delightful Revival of Arms and the Man Charms Audiences with Laughter And Folly

Gingold Theatrical Group's recent production of Bernard Shaw's hidden gem, "Arms and the Man", at Theatre Row, is a delightful revival that captivates theatergoers with its infectious humor and engaging performances. While it may not enjoy the same level of recognition as Shaw's renowned works like Pygmalion and Mrs. Warren's Profession, this lively rendition, skillfully directed by David Staller, successfully showcases the play's timeless anti-war theme, infusing it with campy humor that resonates with modern audiences. From the moment the curtains rise, the production exudes an air of comedic brilliance. The cast, after a introduction, fully embraces the laughably exaggerated characters

The State of “The State” Address

"The State's Dipping Balls and Breaking Hearts Tour" finished up its 3rd night in NYC at The Palladium in Times Square on October 18th. It was an unforgettable evening which paid tribute to over thirty years of history of one of the greatest sketch comedy troupes in the pantheon of sketch comedy. As the first day of The Hall of Fame induction ceremony approached, it became evident that "The State", alongside legendary groups like Monty Python, Key and Peele, The Kids In The Hall, and Little Britain, rightfully deserved their place among the sketch comedy elite. Wait! Whats that? I'm sorry?

Oppenheimer: A Cinematic Journey Into The Depths Of Creation & Destruction

Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan, is an ambitious and thought-provoking film that delves into the life of renowned physicist Robert Oppenheimer and his pivotal role in developing the atomic bombs that would eventually bring an end to World War II. With an immersive use of music and a stellar cast, the film takes viewers on a journey that explores the complexities of scientific discovery, moral dilemmas, and the consequences of wielding such immense power. Let's not forget I saw this little diddy in 70 MM Filmstock, making for particularly special sound and visually unstoppable.   Christopher Nolan, known for his masterful storytelling

Captivating! Intimate! Hilarious! “The Shark Is Broken” Takes A Bite Out Of Broadway 

Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars) The Broadway production of "The Shark Is Broken", written by Ian Shaw and Joseph Nixon, is a mesmerizing theatrical experience that offers a unique glimpse into the lives of the iconic trio from the movie Jaws. Starring Ian Shaw, Alex Brightman, and Colin Donnell, this play captivates audiences with its exploration of the complex relationship between Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw, as well as the tumultuous backdrop of the drug-riddled set of "Jaws" in 1973. Photo By: D.B. Frick One of the most remarkable aspects of "The Shark Is Broken" (aside from the fact

Title: A Playful and Thought-Provoking Ride: Barbie (2023) Review

Rating: ★★★★☆ Barbie, the latest film directed by Greta Gerwig, takes a playful and satirical approach to the beloved doll franchise and delivers a surprisingly poignant commentary on societal stereotypes. As someone who grew up surrounded by Barbie but felt left out of the playtime, I was intrigued to see how this movie would handle the subject matter. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.   The film understands the importance of not taking itself too seriously, much like the classic TV show did with the film version of  "The Brady Bunch" years ago. It embraces its parody nature and goes

BroadwayCon 2023: A Theatrical Extravaganza That Hits Close to Home

As the annual celebration of all things Broadway, BroadwayCon has become a cherished event for theater enthusiasts from across the globe. This year, BroadwayCon returned to the iconic Marriott Marquis on July 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, bringing together a vibrant community of fans, cosplayers, Broadway stars, and industry professionals. For many attendees, this convention is an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of theater, meet their favorite performers, and gain insights from the best in the business. For me this year's event held a special significance. Having covered BroadwayCon on multiple occasions in the past, I have been absent since

Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny: A Masterpiece that Honors the Series’ Legacy

3x As an ardent aficionado of the Indiana Jones franchise, I am overjoyed to share with you my thoughts on the latest installment, "Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny." Having been captivated by the timeless adventures of the intrepid archaeologist since my adolescent years, with "Raiders of The Lost Ark" being the very first film I experienced in the theatrical realm, I approached this newest addition to the series with an amalgamation of trepidation and excitement. However, I am thrilled to report that my expectations were not only met but surpassed, as this film represents a triumphant return to form

Melinda Hughes Takes Over, Dont Tell Mama, With “Hitched”

  Melinda Hughes, a British cabaret act, brought her talents to the New York City stage with an unforgettable performance of her one-woman musical, "Hitched," at Dont Tell Mama. This satirical musical, which explores the ups and downs of married life with wit, humor and powerful musicality, proved to be an evening of pure entertainment for audiences. From the moment Melinda stepped onto the stage, she exuded a natural charm and confidence, immediately engaging the audience with her dynamic stage presence and natural sense of humor. Her operatic voice with its luscious tones and crystal clear notes, is a marvel to behold.

Quinn’s Quixotic, Quagmire & Laughs At The Lucille Lortel Theater

  PHOTOS BY: MONIQUE CARBON Colin Quinn has been a New York City mainstay for over 35 years. He’s remembered as far back as the mid-nineties when he was the co-host and announcer for MTV’s trivia show, “Remote Control”. I can still hear Colin’s voice in my head right now introducing the show's host, the late Ken Ober, “The Quiz Master of ’72 Whooping Cough Lane”. Many will also remember his iconic “I’m Going Back To Brooklyn” parody. There is also, of course, his very memorable stint as SNL’s News Correspondent in the early 2000s. He’s been at the forefront of comedy

75 Years Later Death Of A Salesman Still Kills

Photo D.B Frick On November 16th, 2022 I went to see Arthur Miller's, "Death of a Salesman", at the Hudson Theater on 44th St. This was my first live Broadway show since I saw Martin McDonagh's, "Hangmen", on March 12th, 2020-- the day the pandemic sent Broadway into a tailspin, bringing the fabled area of NYC to its knees. So much has happened in almost three years, and I'm so happy for the opportunity to give you a little feedback on this new production of a classic. There isn't much that hasn't already been said about this show. Despite that, here