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'This Is Our Youth' Broadway Review: More Than a Gen X Study

'This Is Our Youth' Broadway Review: More Than a Gen X Study
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
BROADWAY REVIEW

Originally seen Off Broadway in 1996, “This Is Our Youth” studies a Manhattan trio who are scarcely out of their privileged teens in 1982.

Going into the Cort Theater, where the Broadway revival opened last week, I wondered whether Kenneth Lonergan’s play would register as a timely work in 2014.

It sure does: The sense of angst and purposelessness that its unloved individuals express is not limited just to their Gen X crowd but speaks to anyone who ever felt lost or rudderless at some point in their youth.

 

'Bootycandy' Off Broadway Review: A Cartoon Look at Race and Sex

'Bootycandy' Off Broadway Review: A Cartoon Look at Race and Sex
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

Robert O’Hara, the excellent director, lets Robert O’Hara, the mad playwright, completely off the leash in “Bootycandy,” a bold, sometimes smu...

"Bird People" Original and Surprising View of Globalization

BY MIRIAM RINN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

Now we know what Will Gardner has been doing since he died on “The Good Wife.” Actor Josh Charles has dumped his corporate lawyer outfit, abandoned netwo...

MOVIE REVIEW: 'My Old Lady' Boasts All-Star Cast and Parisian Backdrop

MOVIE REVIEW: 'My Old Lady' Boasts All-Star Cast and Parisian Backdrop
BY MIRIAM RINN
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
MOVIE REVIEW

Award-winning playwright Israel Horowitz is trying his hand at movie directing with the adaptation of his play “My Old Lady,” and he has an all-star cast...

'Trade Practices' Off Broadway Review: Buying Into Storylines

'Trade Practices' Off Broadway Review: Buying Into Storylines
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OFF BROADWAY REVIEW

A new immersive theater event, “Trade Practices” is staged at Pershing Hall on Governor’s Island, a ten-minute ferry trip from Manhattan. The ...

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