Carrying the Banner for “Newsies”

I made a return trip to Newsies on Wednesday night. I’ve talked about doing that since I saw it back in March 2012, just a day before it officially opened on Broadway. I liked it a lot the first time, but it was even better this time out. I’d written in...

“Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound” Cover Reveal

I love this cover as much as I loved the first one. It’s got the same guy in the foreground as the first Hat Trick and it’s another action shot. Hat Trick 2: Playing the Rebound is coming July 20, 2014 from JMS Books! Can’t wait until July 20, you...

The Fault in Our Stars

One word: Perfect! There’s always the danger that a book transitions to film and gets completely messed up. Not the case with The Fault in Our Stars. I can’t imagine anyone but Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort starring in this movie. Woodley captured...

Les Miserables: Revamping an Epic

I’ve seen Les Miserables on stage a number of times, starting from the late 80s when I saw it on tour in Birmingham, Alabama. The epic show has always been a favorite. Last night I saw it for the first time in more than a decade because I couldn’t pass up...

After Midnight

It’s pure coincidence that we saw two club-style shows in two weeks. After Midnight has been on our radar since it opened in November, but it’s guest star Vanessa Williams that made us step up and buy a ticket. This musical revue goes back to the era of...