Sherry Shameer Cohen is an award winning parachute journalist and blogger who is always looking for more challenging work. Her articles and photos have appeared in Connecticut Magazine, Greenwich Magazine, Stamford Plus, The Advocate, Greenwich Time, The Minuteman, Connecticut Jewish Ledger, The Jewish Chronicle, The Jewish Press, The New Jewish Voice, and various daytime magazines. She has stage managed, designed flyers, programs and props for community theatre and reviewed theatre for the Connecticut Jewish Ledger, Theater Inform and New England Entertainment Digest. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, Ken, and her two drama kings, Alexander Seth Cohen and Jonathan Ross Cohen.
Three years ago, this reviewer suggested that it was time to rediscover French theatre with the Westport Country Playhouse's production of David Ives's transplantation of Pierre Corneille's 1643 comedy, The Liar (Le Menteur). Happily, Mark Lamos, artistic director of the WCP, now brings us Ives's adaptation of Georges Feydeau's 1907 farce, A Flea in Her Ear (La puce a l'oreille).BWW Review: THIRD at Milford Center For The Arts June 5, 2018
Does anyone still wear a hat? sang Elaine Stritch in Company. The answer is a definite yes in Regina Taylor's Crowns, the final production of Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-2018 regular season.BWW Reviews: BASKERVILLE in New Haven March 13, 2018
Worth the trip! You've heard of triple threat talents, right? Performers who can act, sing and dance. When Vanessa Williams comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 4, audiences will experience entertainment on a much higher stratosphere.BWW Reviews: FIREFLIES at New Haven's Long Wharf October 23, 2017
Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks.