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'Hand to God' Broadway Review: A Devilish New Comedy

'Hand to God' Broadway Review: A Devilish New Comedy
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
BROADWAY REVIEW

A devilishly entertaining dark comedy, “Hand to God” regards a nice teenaged boy whose raggedy sock puppet becomes possessed by malevolent forces.

Is it really the devil raging away at the end of his arm?

Or is this a manifestation of the kid’s repressed troubles?

Whatever, the results are often infernally comical in Robert Askins’ new play, which opened on Tuesday at the Booth Theater after a successful Off Broadway run last year.

 

Did DMX Stop Reading the Bible?

Did DMX Stop Reading the Bible?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Rap artist DMZ has had problems in his past. In 2012, he reportedly turned his life over to Jesus and once read Bible verses to a fan outside a Los Angeles restaurant.

A...

"Kill Me Three Times:" Twisty Gory Fun

BY MIRIAM RINN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

It’s a surprise to see comic actor Simon Pegg of “Shaun of the Dead” playing a hired assassin in the Australian noir “Kill Me Three Times,” but Pegg brin...

Frank Sinatra Documentary on HBO

Frank Sinatra Documentary on HBO
BY WINNIE BONELLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“I planned each charted course, each careful step along the byway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way. For what is a man…” Those refrains h...

'Skylight' Broadway Review: British Food for Thought

'Skylight' Broadway Review: British Food for Thought
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
BROADWAY REVIEW

A pot of spaghetti is cooked onstage in “Skylight,” but the food for thought that British playwright David Hare serves up in his 1995 quasi-romant...

'New York City Spring Spectacular' Review: Radio City Music Hall Packs a Massive Entertainment

'New York City Spring Spectacular' Review: Radio City Music Hall Packs a Massive Entertainment
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

The “New York Spring Spectacular” truly lives up to its title at Radio City Music Hall, where the fabulous Rockettes, Broadway baby Laura Bena...

'The Heidi Chronicles' Broadway Review: The Way We Lived Then

'The Heidi Chronicles' Broadway Review: The Way We Lived Then
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
BROADWAY REVIEW

Elisabeth Moss, whose persevering Peggy Olson has evolved over the seasons of “Mad Men,” now plays a different sort of woman who observes American...

NJ’s Vera Farmiga Discusses Her Challenging, Unsettling and Creepy Role on “Bates Motel”

NJ’s Vera Farmiga Discusses Her Challenging, Unsettling and Creepy Role on “Bates Motel”
BY WINNIE BONELLI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“Even as we speak, I’m heavily medicated with tremors and spasms, a torn shoulder and neck muscles. I am broken to smithereens,” actress Vera Farmiga c...

U.S. Premiere at Paper Mill: Even a Hunchback Deserves Love

U.S. Premiere at Paper Mill: Even a Hunchback Deserves Love
BY BOB & SANDY NESOFF
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Over the years New Jersey theaters have made a valiant effort to produce shows that will draw and entertain audiences. With the stiff competition from Ne...

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