Guest Post: Review of Off-Broadway’s Stomp

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Guest writer Liat Ginsberg is a mother and former journalist for the Israeli newspaper, Maariv. She has taught at the Film and Media Department at Hunter College. When your kids take pots and pans out of the kitchen cabinets and you think, “No, not again. I had enough of this horrible banging noise.” The show Stomp will give them even more legitimacy to drive you crazy and tell you, “Why can’t we do it? You are killing our creativity!” Also throw into the mix: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner Read More


Camp Broadway: On Raising a Theater Goer


When I was growing up in Atlanta, I must have acquired a love for theater very young. I'm not sure how it happened, living in a culturally void waste land (for the most part), but I found community theater and embraced it. I went to a summer camp where we put on a play one summer (Fiddler on the Roof), I starred in a production I Never Saw Another Butterfly), I went to a performing arts high school much like the one in the movie/TV show Fame (except no one danced on the table) and my mom took me to countless national touring productions from The Sound of Read More


MOTHERSTRUCK! at NYC Culture Project


Last week I was on Facebook and happened to see several posts by women I really admire about a new show they'd seen called MotherStruck! As a frequent theater goer, marketer and producer, I was instantly intrigued. It appeared to be a raw, honest show about motherhood starring a single Jamaican poet named Staceyann Chin living in Brooklyn. Motherstruck! The show is also directed by Cynthia Nixon and produced by Rosie O'Donnell, two women I admire immensely, particularly for the contributions to NYC theater they have both made over the years. I Read More


Review: Brooklynite at the Vineyard Theatre

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Today I experienced one of those "only in NYC" experiences: BROOKLYNITE, a new show playing at the Vineyard Theatre. The show has a lot of star power behind it - book by Peter Lerman and Michael Mayer (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening), music and lyrics by Peter Lerman, with characters created by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman. The show opens this 2/25 and plays for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 22nd. I found it to be electrifying, vibrant and incredibly unique, akin to when I saw Rent in its early days playing the off-Broadway Read More


Giveaway: Tickets to Our New Girl at Atlantic Theater

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Hazel Robinson appears to have everything, but when her plastic surgeon husband departs for a charitable mission in Haiti, she's left holding the bag of a failing new business and a problem child. When a professional nanny arrives unannounced on her doorstep, Hazel finds her home under the shadow of a seemingly perfect stranger and one who has an agenda of her own. The cast features Mary McCann (The Old Neighborhood, Our Town), Lisa Joyce (La Bete; Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson), Henry Kelemen ("Mr. Popper’s Penguins," "What Maisie Knew") and CJ Read More


Giveaway: Affordable Theater Begins January 18th in NYC

Looking for inexpensive tickets to high-quality children’s plays in New York City?  Look no further.  20at20 is a two week theatre promotion offering tickets to Off-Broadway shows for $20 to the public twenty minutes before curtain time between January 18th - February 6th. In the spirit of NYC's Restaurant Week comes 20at20, your chance to see the Best of Off-Broadway for only $20! TWENTY DAYS ONLY!  It's your chance to catch up with shows you may have missed, get a sneak peek at the next big show, or revisit a favorite - all for only $20 each. The Read More


MamaDrama NY: A Business is Born

Last summer I was watching CBS Sunday Morning when a segment called “Welcome to the Blogosphere” came on the air.  It featured Robert Diamond, founder of BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatrical site in the world.  A huge fan of theater, Broadway and everything that comes along with it, I emailed him that night on a lark, stating my interest in forming a relationship with his site and my personal blog, TheCultureMom.com, a site dedicated to connecting the parent market to theatre, arts and culture – you know, the stuff you often give up after kids come Read More


Seeing “Stomp” and Learning When to Take My Cue

I love the theater.  I get a lot of pleasure out of taking my kids to the theater to experience the same kind of buzz that I get out it.  So when I was offered tickets to off-Broadway's Stomp, I jumped at the chance to take my kids to see a show I'd heard much about for years and wanted very much to see. This is in spite of the fact that my 6-year-old son is very sensitive to noise.  It's not that I was ignoring this fact.  It's not that I'm not aware of the many occasions we've had to leave festivals, fairs, dances and parties due to loud noise.  Read More