13Oct

Film Review: “Goodbye Christopher Robin” About the Inspiration for Winnie the Pooh

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  The other night I had the opportunity to screen the new film Goodbye Christopher Robin at the Paris Theater in NYC, along with the director and several stars of the film. The film starts to roll out in theaters nationwide today. I felt very fortunate to be in the room with the creators of this special film, which was very reminiscent of Saving Mr. Banks, another recent  tale about a famous figure in history that brought one of the most important stories into the world. In that case, it was  about mogul Walt Disney who brought Mary Read More

09Oct

Review: “The Play That Goes Wrong” is Perfect for Teens

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  The Play That Goes Wrong officially opened on Broadway on April 2 at The Lyceum Theatre, after a successful West End run in London. It's a play I've been curious about for some time, so I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review the play this week, with my 14 year-old daughter in tow. The fun started as soon as we sat down as some of the cast members were interacting with the audience, goofing around. This was very indicative of the sense of humor and type of pranks that would be cast for the next two hours over the course of the show. Read More

19Sep

Your Next Netflix Binge MUST Be Fauda

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I'm very grateful to a good friend who suggested I watch Fauda, an Israeli TV show currently streaming on Netflix. I implore you to make this program your next binge. Every now and then, a show hits you, gets under your skin, and really rips you apart. But not very often, right? The last time it happened with me was probably with Six Feet Under or Breaking Bad, but I can't honestly remember anything hitting me as hard as Fauda.  I think it's because I have very strong ties to the State of Israel. I've lived there and I'm a fervent Zionist. However, Read More

15Sep

A Podcast Must-Listen: Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine

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I'd like to introduce you to the Little Known Facts Podcast, made by actress and mompreneur, Ilana Levine.  I stumbled across her podcast on iTunes one day last year whilst searching for Broadway focused podcasts to listen to while working and instantly loved it so much that I naturally tweeted about it. Ilana is such an amazingly generous and grateful person that she got in touch with me that same day to thank me for my passion and interest. From that point on, a relationship was quickly formed. To this day, I continue to avidly search out her Read More

12Sep

When TV Music Means Something #ThisIsUsMusic

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by #ThisIsUsMusic.  I just lost my father. It's not something I've talked about often publicly as the circumstances around his death were quite unusual. His death has impacted me in ways that I can't describe. I find myself reflecting on could have been and should have been in his final years quite often. After my parents separated 15 years ago, our relationship became a bit estranged, and then he got sick. In very recent years, he didn't know who I was and our visits got harder and harder. But if I had that extra Read More

04Sep

“Home Again” Brings Back the Rom-Com Genre

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I grew up with Meg Ryan, Holly Hunter, Debra Winger, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn. These were the women I saw regularly on the screen. They were familiar and they represented something very important that you don't find on the screen often enough today....ordinary women with ordinary problems, much of what revolved around love and finding one's self. When Harry Met Sally, Broadcast News, Private Benjamin, Terms of Endearment, to name a few. It was the era of rom com's and these films had a deep impact on me. Whenever these women return to the screen, I Read More

29Aug

Revisiting Blue Man Group 30 Years Later and a Giveaway!

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1988.  That was the year I set foot into LaMama to first catch Blue Man Group. At the time, the show was ground-breaking.  I had never seen a show so excellently combine music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. My memories of the show are quite vivid and that is something to say about my aging memory.  So when my tech-obsessed son recently asked me to take him to see the show, I found the idea incredibly exciting.  For both of us. His interest was also a sign that Read More

19Aug

Netflix’s “Atypical” Will Help a Parent of a Child on the Spectrum Feel Less Alone

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Being atypical isn't easy. Trust me, I know from personal experience. Very personal experience, too personal to get too much into details here. So, when Netflix announced their new show Atypical, created by Robia Rashid (The Goldbergs, How I Met Your Mother) and Seth Gordon (also The Goldbergs, as well as the recent Baywatch movie), I was intrigued and eagerly awaited its arrival. As a mom with few outlets and connections to a world that is very personal and quite complicated, as well as incredibly lonely, I was eager to see how TV would portray a boy Read More

03Aug

Review: NYMF’s CAMP WANATCHI: IN CONCERT

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The other night I was treated to an unexpected delight of a show at 42@Yotel (this new theater on 42nd & 10th was another unexpected treat!) called CAMP WANATACHI: In Concert. As part of the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), this 90-minute musical romp is about a girl's sleep-away camp. It explores what can happen in the course of a few weeks that can change lives dramatically. From finding true love to getting a period for the first time to finding out things about oneself never explored before to dealing with the new dawn of social media, it's Read More

21Jul

Sneaking is the New Bingeing

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I won't lie - 14 years into this thing called motherhood and I'm still seeking balance. Between all of life's obligations - work, motherhood, marriage, grad school, my health (I'm a cancer survivor of just a few years), and volunteer work (which I do quite a bit of), there can be bumps. I have to admit that being a mom has thrown me for a loop over the years and even though my kids are older, it's not 100% easier. Their needs have changed and they still need me just as much as they did when they were younger. Still, I have more freedom than I used to, Read More