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'Brooklynite' Off Broadway Review: Silly Superheroes Strut Their Stuff

'Brooklynite' Off Broadway Review: Silly Superheroes Strut Their Stuff
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

A mash-up of misfit superheroes and nerds, “Brooklynite” is an awfully silly new musical produced by the estimable Vineyard Theater, which in the past has launched superior musical theater works such as “Avenue Q” and “[title of show].”

Currently onstage at the Dimson Theater, “Brooklynite” is a goofy time-waster that centers upon a little league of sci-fi heroes created when a comet crashed into the Gowanus Canal and mutated six citizens into freakish crusaders whose various powers range from swiftness (Kid Comet) to being able to locate a parking space (Avenging Angelo).

The most accomplished among them is Astrolass, the beautiful cynosure of the masses who is idolized by Trey, a nerdy nice guy of an inventor who is close to creating a formula that will transform him as well into a superhero. The trouble is that Astrolass is sick of forever saving the world and when she retires into civilian life, her absence causes the other heroes to become a dysfunctional group.

 

Caper Film "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" Based on Real Crime

Caper Film
BY MIRIAM RINN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

In 1983, a group of amateur kidnappers captured the Dutch beer magnate Freddy Heineken and his driver and held them for three weeks. Eventually, the men ...

Frank Sinatra 100th Anniversary Celebration

Frank Sinatra 100th Anniversary Celebration
BY WINNIE BONELLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Hoboken’s favorite son, Frank Sinatra, continues to evoke images of the good life nearly 17 years after a heart attack dealt its fatal blow on May 14, ...

American Idol Spotlight: Who is Riley Bria?

American Idol Spotlight: Who is Riley Bria?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

American Idol 14 contestant Riley Bria has spent time with program judge Keith Urban before.

The Spring Hill, Tennessee resident was going to school in Pennsylvania when...

Atlantic City Losing Monopoly Game

Atlantic City Losing Monopoly Game
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Not too many people have been collecting $200 in Atlantic City these days, and the trend appears to be continuing.

The classic board game Monopoly turns 80 years old thi...

FOCUS: Will Smith and Margot Robbie Have Eyes on the Prize - And Each Other

FOCUS: Will Smith and Margot Robbie Have Eyes on the Prize - And Each Other
BY NANCY R. MANDELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

If you still harbor fond memories of movies like THE THOMAS CROWN AFFAIR (Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway), CHARADE (Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant), ...

Mega Millions Drawing for Feb. 27 Worth $127 Million

Mega Millions Drawing for Feb. 27 Worth $127 Million
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

One man has finally come forward to claim that big $265 million Mega Millions jackpot from last month. in the meantime the current top prize is continuing to grow.

A sin...

'The World of Extreme Happiness' Off Broadway Review: Striving for a Better Life in China

'The World of Extreme Happiness' Off Broadway Review: Striving for a Better Life in China
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

“The World of Extreme Happiness” ends tragically, but Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s worthy new play is for the most part a semi-satirical look at mo...

'The Nether' Off Broadway Review: Who is Who in a Virtual Reality World?

'The Nether' Off Broadway Review: Who is Who in a Virtual Reality World?
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

Do murder, pedophilia and rape not count when they happen in a virtual reality situation?

Apparently they will in the not-so-distant future, wh...

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