Category Archives: Review

Big Apple Food Adventures: Margon, Times Square

Just a last adventure before I leave New York City (drizzling and cold, a good day to leave) and the adventure is food from islands where they speak Spanish. This review in the New York Times for Margon made it … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Spamilton, an American Parody, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre

OK. I missed taking a photo of the marquee but this seems appropriate, casually laying my programme down with a glass of (draft?) Chardonnay in Harlem to write a little review, as this show was a little more casual, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jack Viertal’s The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built

The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built by Jack Viertel My rating: 3 of 5 stars If you’re a fan of musicals, this is a fun book, for have you ever really stopped to ponder … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Groundhog Day, August Wilson Theatre, NYC

I liked this musical. I never saw the movie… but I read a good review in the NYT and I saw that it was nominated for Tony Awards. So, I thought it was worth a shot (and I could get … Continue reading

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Book Review: Edmund White’s Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris

Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris by Edmund White My rating: 2 of 5 stars I bought Edmund White’s Inside a Pearl almost as a reflex action. I was at Sydney’s gay bookstore, The Bookshop Darlinghurst, and like to … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sweat, Studio 54, NYC

After seeing nine musicals in a row, I thought it was time for some theatre. It was between this one, A Doll’s House Part 2 and Little Foxes, but this is the one that had rush seating available. It’s gotten … Continue reading

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Review: Come From Away, Gerald Schoenfield Theatre, NYC

I’m fascinated by the phenomenon of Come From Away. It’s a mighty good story (if you don’t know, about how a small town in Canada ended up hosting over many days thousands of stranded passengers who had been rerouted after … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bill Hayes’s Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me

Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes My rating: 4 of 5 stars This would be a good book to read on any occasion but takes on more resonance if you have a connection with New York … Continue reading

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2017 in lists (Concerts & shows, theatre, books, movies, TV)

(Obviously, a work in progress…) Concerts, Shows, Theatre & Words Ladies in Black, Lyric Theatre, January: An Australian homegrown musical with music by Tim Finn of Crowded House, this show got great reviews when it was being developed a year … Continue reading

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Review: Hotel Pennsylvania, NYC

This hotel has received the worst reviews that I’ve ever read. Period. They are so terrible as to be comical, and yet, since my mother booked this hotel for our five-night stay in New York City, non-refundable, without checking with … Continue reading

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