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Theatre Review: Desperate Measures at The York

Theatre Review: Desperate Measures at The York

By Shari Lifland (@shariontheaisle) According to the program’s title page, Desperate Measures, the hysterical new musical delighting audiences at The York Theatre, is “Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.” But don’t worry—even if your most recent acquaintance with the ...

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Theatre Review: Once on This Island

Theatre Review: Once on This Island

By Meredith Ganzman Some Broadway shows have celebrities. Some have singing cartoon characters. The new revival of Once On This Island at Circle In The Square Theatre has goats—real goats. And oh yeah, chickens. A lively start you might say. ...

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Laughs Galore in the (Other) Room Where it Happens

Laughs Galore in the (Other) Room Where it Happens

By Shari Lifland (@shariontheaisle) Like an inactive volcano or dormant, yet benign virus, the delightful and often scathingly funny Broadway parody show Forbidden Broadway (which closed in 2009 after a 25-year run) has reemerged from its lair deep within the ...

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REVIEW: ‘Love, Love, Love’ at the Laura Pels Theatre

REVIEW: ‘Love, Love, Love’ at the Laura Pels Theatre

By Meredith Ganzman (@MGanzman) Love, Love, Love?  No, I really really really did not. Roundabout’s new three-act off-Broadway play by Mike Bartlett and directed by Michael Mayer tells the story of the baby boomer generation once they have had babies ...

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REVIEW: ‘Room 4’; They’re Ready to See You Now

REVIEW: ‘Room 4’; They’re Ready to See You Now

By Shari Lifland (@shariontheaisle) The mise en scène: an audition waiting room. Allen, an actor (Anthony Franqui) enters, picks up a piece of paper, and begins rehearsing his character’s single line: “Darren? Pshh…I haven’t seen that guy in months. Not ...

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