Bright Star & Daddy Long Legs

Bright Star & Daddy Long Legs

Two shows: one is a brand new showstopper, written by Hollywood royalty and the other is an off-Broadway production that’s been touring around the world before finding its home in New York. Seemingly two different productions bound by a common thread, and while on the outside they couldn’t be more different, their message of young…

The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory

By Nathalie Barclay   “How can I use my life positively to impact others? How can I contribute? How can I interconnect? How can I do something good with my life?” For Simon Birch, these are driving questions that have come to shape his artistic career over the years. Originally from Brighton, England, Birch moved…

The Power of the Swipe

The Power of the Swipe

As our cell phones now handle everything in our lives from the utilitarian to the hedonistic, everything that we need to get by throughout the day can be conveniently taken care of with the right apps and a few simple swipes. New Yorkers are notoriously impatient with a penchant for immediate gratification, and today’s dating…

The Second Act

The Second Act

Fun Home A powerful portrayal continues in this Tony-award winning play, as a new cast takes the stage to display the evolution of storytelling. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir, is showcasing key new cast members including Michael Cerveris, Jim Stanek, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez…

Never Not Broken

Never Not Broken

By David Ortmann, LCSW. I’ve avoided writing for weeks because I am shattered – emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Writing will help, though I feel no good can come from a mind and heart this broken. Enter Hindu mythological figure Akhilandeshvari, the goddess of “never not broken,” meaning that when we’re lying on our bedroom floor,…

New Broadway Plays

New Broadway Plays

Playwright Stephen Karam has been winning accolades and his new work, The Humans, makes clear what the fuss is about. This is a comedy-drama that achieves both sides of the equation in a production skillfully directed by Joe Mantello. Brigid (Sarah Steele), and her boyfriend, Rich (Arian Moayed), have just moved into a duplex apartment…