Author: Lisa Cashin


  I went to FLEXN at the Park Avenue Armory last night — contortionist breakdancing on steroids for 100 minutes. It was very, very young, urban and loud, but a few really amazing dancers in the group of 24 (all …Read More

The Wrecking Crew

My husband and I had a busy Saturday planned so we went to a 10:45am screening of “The Wrecking Crew,” a fabulous documentary on the professional musicians who played on the albums of the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Sonny and …Read More

How About Never–Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons

    So glad it rained last Friday afternoon. I couldn’t put down Bob Mankoff’s illustrative autobiography, “How About Never — Is Never Good for You?:  My Life in Cartoons.” It is a great stroll through the history of New …Read More

Satchmo at the Waldorf

“Tour de force” were the first words that popped into our minds long before the 90-minute play ended. John Douglas Thompson is absolutely terrific and so versatile. He is a Shakespearean-trained actor from London. The play was written by Terry …Read More

20 Feet from Stardom

Now that I see that “20 Feet from Stardom” is back in NYC theaters, I have to say it was the best movie that I saw in 2013. A charming documentary on back-up singers, it features great interviews with Bruce …Read More

What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined

“What’s it all About? Bacharach Reimagined” was transporting. ” ‘Rent’ meets Bacharach” and jazzes/funks up so many of the classics. 25-plus songs and medleys for 90 minutes with all 7 performers under 27 years old pretending to be in a …Read More