Applause! Applause! Reviews by Dr. Thomas Robert Stevens

(a member of the American Theatre Critics Association

& the International Association of Theatre Critics)


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Shocks & Cocks 8: Cock & Bull

at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 12/29/15


Stripping In The Park With George:

A Musical Tribute To Stephen Sondheim

at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 12/29/15


National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of

The Golden Bride 

at the Museum Of Jewish Heritage

Reviewed 12/23/15


Jackie Beat: White Meat Or Dark?

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 12/18/15


Ben Rosenfeld's new digital comedy album

The Russian Optimist

Reviewed 12/17/15


The Ginger Minj & Friends Christma-Hannu-Kwanzaa-Ka Spectacular

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 12/13/15


A Little Christmas With The Calamari Sisters

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 12/11/15


Ray Cooney's It Runs In The Family

at The Gallery Players

Reviewed 12/6/15


Third Rail Projects' Then She Fell

at The Kingsland Ward @ St. Johns

Reviewed 12/1/15


Jennifer Haley's Neighborhood 3: Requisition Of Doom

at The Flea Theater

Reviewed 11/22/15


New Light Theater Project's production of

Jayme McGhan & Andy Pederson's In The Soundless Awe

at Access Theater

Reviewed 11/22/15


Douglaston Community Theatre's production of 

James Yaffe's Cliffhanger

at Zion Episcopal Church

Reviewed 11/20/15


A Murder Is Announced

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 11/15/15


Narrows Community Theater's production of South Pacific 

at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater

Reviewed 11/14/15


Theatre Box Of Floral Park's production of Damn Yankees

at United Methodist Church Of Floral Park

Reviewed 11/13/15


Charles Ludlam's The Mystery Of Irma Vep

at The Players Theatre

Reviewed 11/12/15


Gaby FeBland's The Lilliput Troupe

at The Chernuchin Theatre

Reviewed 11/10/15


Theatre By The Bay's production of

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

at Bay Terrace Garden Jewish Center

Reviewed 11/8/15


Lucie Pohl's Hi, Hitler

at Under St. Mark's Theater

Reviewed 11/3/15


Dandy Darkly's Trigger Happy!

at Under St. Mark's Theater

Reviewed 10/30/15


Jackie Mason: Ready To Rumble 

at NYCB Theatre At Westbury

Reviewed 10/24/15


Steven Fales' Cult Model

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 10/16/15


Brantley Moate's Moxie Magnus & The Alien Androids

From Uranus

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 10/11/15


Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore's What The Rabbi Saw

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 10/9/15


Andrew Carter Buck's Behind Blue Eyes

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 9/29/15


Dina Martina: Flat & Lacking

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 9/20/15


Godspell

at The Gallery Players

Reviewed 9/18/15


Phil Blechman's The Black Book

in the Serene Sargent Theatre

at the American Theatre Of Actors

Reviewed 9/12/15


Drop Dead Perfect

at the Theatre At St. Clement's

Reviewed 9/10/15


Cheryl Navo's Lie Of Omission

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 9/6/15


Jonny Woo: Glitter In The Grove

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 9/5/15


Jackie Beat: Songs I Can't Sing Anymore

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 9/5/15


An Intolerant Vaudeville

at The Secret Theatre

Reviewed 8/30/15


Kill Sister, Kill! A Dark Musical Comedy

at Theatre 80

Reviewed 8/28/15


Walter Michael DeForest's Van Gogh Fuck Yourself

at 64E4 Underground

Reviewed 8/28/15


Shyaporn Theerakulstit's The Absolutely True Science Of Nerds

at Drom

Reviewed 8/26/15


Jason B. Schmidt's Beatrice Arthur: Astral Dame

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 8/26/15


Endless Air, Endless Water

at the Flamboyan Theater

(in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center)

Reviewed 8/24/15


Mark Jason Williams' Straight Faced Lies

at Teatro Latea

(in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center)

Reviewed 8/24/15


Eddie Aronoff's Inspector Descending

at The Secret Theatre

Reviewed 8/23/15


Andrew Martin's An Appetizing Yarn

at The Secret Theatre

Reviewed 8/23/15


Shawn "The Puru" Shafner's An Inconvenient Poop

at The White Box at 440 Studios

Reviewed 8/23/15


Monica Hannush's Under: A New Musical

at Theatre 80

Reviewed 8/20/15


Adam Overett's Popesical: A Papal Musical Comedy

at Theatre 80

Reviewed 8/20/15


Duncan Pflaster's The Underpants Godot

at The Secret Theatre

Reviewed 8/18/15


Garrett Heater's Lincoln's Blood

at the Flamboyan Theater 

(in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center)

Reviewed 8/14/15


Terry Baum's Hick: A Love Story,

The Romance Of Lorena Hickok & Eleanor Roosevelt

at Drom

Reviewed 8/14/15


Neil Simon's 45 Seconds From Broadway

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 8/9/15


St. Gregory's Theatre Group's production of 
Mary Poppins: The Musical

at St. Gregory The Great

Reviewed 8/7/15


Brad Zimmerman's My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy

at Stage 72 at The Triad

Reviewed 8/2/15


Meredith Willson's The Music Man

at The I.C.C. Theater In Douglaston

Reviewed 8/1/15


Theatre Box Of Floral Park's production of

Lanford Wilson's Talley's Folly

at United Methodist Church Of Floral Park

Reviewed 7/31/15


Ronnie Giles' The Good, The Bad & The Lovely

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 7/30/15


The Museum Of Interesting Things' Secret Speakeasy

The Windup Circus - The History Of Toys

at The Loft at Prince

Reviewed 7/26/15 


Happy 50ish

at The Beckett Theatre

Reviewed 7/26/15


South Shore Theatricals'

The Melody Lingers On: The Songs Of Irving Berlin

at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College

Reviewed 7/25/15


Cole Escola Is The First Gay President

at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

Reviewed 7/24/15


Pamela Robbins' The Cosmic Lives Of The Antiquarians

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre

Reviewed 7/24/15


Mart Crowley's The Boys In The Band

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 7/17/15


Tim Ruddy's The International

at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Reviewed 7/15/15


Ginger Reiter's 702 Punchlines & Pregnant:

The Jackie Mason Musical

at The Broadway Comedy Club

Reviewed 7/15/15


Ben Rosenfeld's book Russian Optimism:

Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up

Reviewed 7/13/15


Ronald Keaton's Churchill

at New World Stages

Reviewed 6/25/15


Adam Fried's Misunderstood: An Unrequited Love Story

at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

Reviewed 6/21/15


Ben Rimalower's Bad With Money 

at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

Reviewed 6/21/15


John Jeffrey Martin's If By Some Freak Chance

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 6/14/15


The Redheads: Alicia Terri & Corky

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 6/14/15


Douglas McGrath's Checkers 

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 6/7/15


The Metropolitan Greek Chorale's 50th Anniversary Concert "Odyssey" 

at Merkin Concert Hall

Reviewed 6/6/15


Thus Spoke The Spectacle

at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 5/31/15


A Brief History Of Beer

at Under St. Mark's Theater

Reviewed 5/31/15


Thomas Honeck's Dancing With Death

at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

Reviewed 5/27/15


The Parkside Players' production of Urinetown: The Musical

at Grace Lutheran Church

Reviewed 5/24/15


Solas Laughs 

at Solas

Reviewed 5/9/15


That Bachelorette Show!

at 42 West

Reviewed 5/2/15


Evita at The Gallery Players

Reviewed 5/1/15


Chip Deffaa's Mad About The Boy 

at 13th Street Repertory Theater

Reviewed 4/19/15


Martin Dockery's Moonlight After Midnight

at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 4/17/15


Joan Jaffee: Sings Funnier Than Ever

at the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre

at the Abingdon Theatre Complex

Reviewed 4/12/15


New Yiddish Rep's Seltzer Nights: A Yiddish American Vaudeville

at the Castillo Theatre

Reviewed 3/21/15


Nevermore: The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death 

of Edgar Allan Poe

at New World Stages

Reviewed 3/19/15


Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour, Part 2: Be The Love 

at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre

Reviewed 3/12/15


Jovanka Bach's O'Neill's Ghosts

at The Barrow Group Theatre

Reviewed 3/6/15


Lucas Brooks' Cootie Catcher

at Under St. Mark's Theater

Reviewed 3/6/15


Dandy Darkly's Pussy Panic!

at Under St. Mark's Theater

Reviewed 3/2/15


The Parkside Players' production of Jack Heifner's Vanities

at Grace Lutheran Church

Reviewed 2/27/15


The Slipper Room Show

& The Slipper Room Midnight Show

at The Slipper Room

Reviewed 1/23/15


Witti Repartee's Broads, Bawds & Bachelorettes

at the Metropolitan Room

Reviewed 1/10/15


Applause! Applause! Reviews by Nickolaus Hines


The Bible Show: Where Are They Now?

at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 12/30/15


Mario Diament's Land Of Fire

at Theater For The New City

Reviewed 12/19/15


Villain: DeBlanks

at The Triad

Reviewed 12/6/15


Colby Day's Kitchen Sink Experiment(s)

at Brian & Simone's Apartment

Reviewed 10/25/15


Barbara Lusch's Rock Me Sweet

at The Metropolitan Room

Reviewed 10/22/15


Charles Cissel's Wallop

at The Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios

Reviewed 10/18/15


New Yiddish Rep's Death Of A Salesman

at the Castillo Theatre

Reviewed 10/11/15


Heather Smiley For President

at Theater For The New City

Reviewed 10/9/15


I Could Go On Singing: Susan Hodgdon

Sings The Songs Of Judy Garland

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 9/24/15


Dina Martina: Flat & Lacking

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 9/20/15


Jimmie Bush Jr.'s Good Times Revue

at The Metropolitan Room

Reviewed 9/12/15


Applause! Applause! Reviews by Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg


National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's production of

The Golden Bride

at The Museum Of Jewish Heritage

Reviewed 12/23/15


Douglaston Community Theatre's production of

James Yaffe's Cliffhanger

at Zion Episcopal Church

Reviewed 11/20/15


Narrows Community Theater's production of South Pacific

at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Theater

Reviewed 11/14/15


Garrett Heater's Lincoln's Blood

at the Flamboyan Theater

(in the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center)

Reviewed 8/14/15


Terry Baum's Hick: A Love Story,

The Romance Of Lorena Hickok & Eleanor Roosevelt

at Drom

Reviewed 8/14/15


20th Century Fox's

Fantastic Four

Reviewed 8/9/15


Meredith Willson's The Music Man

at The I.C.C. Theater In Douglaston

Reviewed 8/1/15


Happy 50ish

at The Beckett Theatre

Reviewed 7/26/15


Ginger Reiter's 702 Punchlines & Pregnant:

The Jackie Mason Musical

at The Broadway Comedy Club

Reviewed 7/15/15


Tim Ruddy's The International

at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater

Reviewed 7/15/15


Douglas McGrath's Checkers 

at Studio Theatre Long Island

Reviewed 6/7/15


Applause! Applause! Reviews by George Strum


Susan Hodgdon's CD I Could Go On Singing

Reviewed 9/1/15


Ronnie Giles' My Favorite Baby Boomer Love Songs

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 3/6/15


Applause! Applause! Reviews by Andrew Martin


Carol Shedlin's Child Of The '30s

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 3/16/15


Stearns Matthews' Spark

at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Reviewed 2/11/15


Barbara A. Malley's Eat, Drink, Be Merry

at Don't Tell Mama

Reviewed 1/25/15 


Applause! Applause! Reviews by John Michael Koroly


M. Zachary Johnson's The Can Opener: A Brief Horror Musical at The Kraine Theater

Reviewed 2/24/15






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