Tag: theater review

Theater Review: ‘Mercy’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen |  “Mercy,” New Jersey Repertory Company‘s latest world premiere play, concerns a husband whose pregnant wife is killed in a car crash by a drunk...

July 25, 2018 | comments

Theater Review: ‘Songbird’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | A new honky-tonk musical based on an Anton Chekhov play is stomping the stage at the Two River Theater through July 1. Set in a...

June 28, 2018 | comments

Theater Review: ‘Newsies’

By Gretchen Van Benthuysen | The musical “Newsies,” inspired by the 1992 movie based on a real newsboys’ strike in 1899, is a singing and dancing extravaganza at the Axelrod...

June 14, 2018 | comments

Theater Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | It’s always amazed me how insults delivered with an upper-class English accent don’t sound so harsh. For instance, “I never saw anybody take so...

December 1, 2017 | comments

‘Halftime With Don’

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | DON DEVERS, A retired NFL player and widower, who now lives alone in a sparsely furnished apartment sleeping in an upholstered recliner and living...

July 5, 2017 | comments

Theater Review: “The Women of Padilla”

By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen | Tony Meneses new play, “The Women of Padilla,” is about eight women who are married to eight brothers who are away fighting an unknown...

April 28, 2017 | comments

Scene on Stage: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’

By Phil Dorian No one was more skeptical than I when Two River Theater announced an all-male “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum,” a musical comedy...

November 24, 2015 | comments

Theater Review: Peter Pan

By Phil Dorian Phoenix Productions’ “Peter Pan” is the first Count Basie Theatre show following the announcement of the venue’s ambitious expansion plans. Uplifted – literally and figuratively – by...

November 18, 2015 | comments

Theater Review: The Seedbed

by Philip Dorian Don’t you love a play that sprinkles mysterious hints throughout about plot and characters before resolving its loose ends in the final scene? With an ending you wouldn’t...

October 22, 2015 | comments