Front Row Reviews

“A Chorus Line” Electrifies the Stage

A Chorus Line

Originally published at “A Chorus Line” engulfs the audience in radiant Broadway colors, exquisite dance steps, and magnificent songs—a legend in musical theater.  Marvin Hamlisch’s music and Edward Klieban’s lyrics live on in “One” and “What I Did for Love.” We still sing these songs under our breath or silently moving our lips. I … Read more

“Out of Character” Highlights Anguish of an American Identity

Out of Character

Originally published at In “Out of Character,” Ari’el Stachel, 2018 Tony Award winner, pulls out all the stops. He unfolds his life as an actor in a dynamic, 90-minute memoir using creative stories, song, and dance. The 9/11 catastrophic event precipitated a major shift in Stachel’s life. Born half-Yemeni Israeli and half-Ashkenazi Jew in … Read more