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Review: ‘Winnie the Pooh’ is ‘Magical’ and ‘Enchanting’ at the Hundred Acre Wood Theatre at Theatre Row

Nothing is more magical on a cold Sunday afternoon than visiting the Hundred Acre Wood.  That is precisely what my companion and I did, attending the new musical stage adaptation of “Winnie the Pooh” at Theatre Row for its closing performance.
The Disney characters have been transformed into life-size puppets for an hour-long adventure taking Pooh Bear on a yearlong search for honey. Puppetmaster Jonathan Rockefeller, who created “The Very Hungry …

‘Romeo and Bernadette’ at A.R.T./New York Theatres

“Romeo and Bernadette,” which opened last night at A.R.T./ New York Theatres, is an updated edition of a production that had its premiere at Miami’s Coconut Grove Theater in 2003.  With a hilarious book and memorable lyrics by Marc Saltzman, spot on direction by Justin Ross Cohen, and wonderful mid-century costumes by Fabio Toblini and Joseph Schrope, it’s a definite must see for musical theater lovers and Shakespeare fans alike.
The …

Walt Disney World to Introduce Discounted ‘Mid-Day Magic’ Tickets

Walt Disney World to Introduce Discounted ‘Mid-Day Magic’ Tickets

Walt Disney announced a new discounted ticket option for the Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park.
The new Mid-Day Magic Ticket is available at roughly a 25% discount and valid for admission starting at noon to all four theme parks.  The parks open at 9 a.m.
The new Mid-Day Magic Tickets are available as two-, three, and four-day admission passes and can be used at one theme park per day.
Disney is adding …

Briefly Noted: ‘The Overwhelming Weight of Happiness’ at Katzspace, London

Five stars for “The Overwhelming Weight of Happiness,” a new one-hour hilarious play, that ran last month at Katzspace, a new 50-seat theater in the heart of London Bridge.
The two-person play, written and performed by Molly Dooner and Tim Harris, will have its third short run in London again at the Albany performing arts space in Southeast London on August 5, 6, and 7 at 7:45 p.m..
The quirky original comedy …

‘Fantasia: Sounds & Sorcery’ at The Vaults – Theater Review

One of the most exciting entertainment venues I’ve ever stepped into is tucked below Waterloo station, hidden among the skyscrapers of London, and yet few Londoners have even heard of it. It’s the underground world of the Vaults and I’ve attended three shows at the venue.
Playing now through the end of September, “Fantasia: Sounds & Sorcery,” inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia,” is an immersive experience that made me feel like I …

Harry Potter at the Met: We Take a Tour Fit for a Wizard

Not too long ago there was literally nothing to do to fill your Harry Potter desires in New York City. In the last year or so that has changed dramatically, first with “Puffs,” the wonderful story of the Hufflepuffs during Harry’s reign at Hogwarts, and the long-awaited debut of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Broadway.  You’ll be able to make a whole vacation of it with these two …

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ at August Wilson Theatre

Tina Fey’s breakout film “Mean Girls,” which every millennial has seen countless times, was something Fey always planned to turn into a Broadway musical and the day has arrived.  “Mean Girls,” the musical, opened on Broadway last week and, while it’s certain to bring a smile to even the unhappiest of people, it’s a messy clunker with what has to have the worst song I’ve ever seen performed on a Broadway …