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'The Velocity of Autumn' Broadway Review: Estelle Parsons Rages Against the Sunset

'The Velocity of Autumn' Broadway Review: Estelle Parsons Rages Against the Sunset
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

An intermittently affecting two-character comedy about aging, “The Velocity of Autumn” has been built not too soundly by Eric Coble as a conventional vehicle for a magnetic actress of a certain vintage. It is the sort of so-so play that Katharine Hepburn, Uta Hagen and Ruth Gordon did later in their careers.

Its Broadway premiere at the Booth Theater stars the invaluable Estelle Parsons, who delivers a typically tangy performance as Alexandra, a failing 79 year-old painter who threatens to torch her Brooklyn brownstone – and herself in it -- rather than be moved to an assisted living residence.

 

'Violet' Broadway Review: Sutton Foster Blossoms in a Radiant Little Musical

'Violet' Broadway Review: Sutton Foster Blossoms in a Radiant Little Musical
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Let me briefly add my voice to the chorus of praise for “Violet,” the lovely little musical that opened on Sunday at Roundabout’s American Airlines Theater. Roll...

'The Cripple of Inishmaan" Broadway Review: Daniel Radcliffe Helps to Illuminate a Dark Irish Comedy

'The Cripple of Inishmaan
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Marking his third appearance on Broadway, Daniel Radcliffe genuinely glows as the title figure for “The Cripple of Inishmaan.” It otherwise is nice to see how we...

The Tribeca Film Festival: Focus on a Vanishing Delhi Artist Colony in "Tomorrow We Disappear"

The Tribeca Film Festival: Focus on a Vanishing Delhi Artist Colony in
BY PAULA SCHWARTZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Never was a movie title more forlorn nor apt as “Tomorrow We Disappear.”

Directed by Jimmy Goldblum and Adam Weber, the film is about the puppeteers, acrobats, swo...

8 Reasons Our Chelsea Handler is in Play

8 Reasons Our Chelsea Handler is in Play
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

David Letterman is retiring from his late night talk show in 2015, and Montclair’s Stephen Colbert will be filling the position. New Jersey’s own Chelsea Handler was in...

Rumors Surface About Jacqueline Laurita's Return for RHONJ Season 6

Rumors Surface About Jacqueline Laurita's Return for RHONJ Season 6
BY CHELSEA HAMILTON
NEWJERSERYNEWROOM.COM

The manipulation, the foul language, and the constant family turmoil is only a brief description for why many around the country find themselves glued to Bravo’...

'Act One' Broadway Review: A Heavy Chain of Show Biz Events

'Act One' Broadway Review: A Heavy Chain of Show Biz Events
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

For me, although I have six more attractions to review before it concludes this month, “Act One” is the bitterest disappointment of the Broadway season.

The book ...

'Of Mice and Men' Broadway Review: A Sterling Revival of a Sorrowful American Story

'Of Mice and Men' Broadway Review: A Sterling Revival of a Sorrowful American Story
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A bleak poetry suffuses “Of Mice and Men,” John Steinbeck’s 1937 stage adaptation of his brief novel. So does the sterling Broadway revival of the play, which op...

Tribeca Film Festival Returns with Wide Range of Worthwhile Films

Tribeca Film Festival Returns with Wide Range of Worthwhile Films
BY JOE TYRRELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The annual Tribeca Film Festival launched its 13th installment tonight, bringing another strong and varied collection of movies, as well as compatible events, to low...

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