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Sherry Shameer Cohen

Sherry Shameer Cohen 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.


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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Interview: Marty Thomas of IT'S A STANDARD TO ME at The Legacy Theatre PhotoBWW Interview: Marty Thomas of IT'S A STANDARD TO ME at The Legacy Theatre
Posted: Aug. 23, 2021


BWW Interview: FRANK S. PETRILLI of THE DUMB WAITER & GRACELAND at TOWN PLAYERS OF NE PhotoBWW Interview: FRANK S. PETRILLI of THE DUMB WAITER & GRACELAND at TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN
Posted: Sep. 15, 2021


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BWW Interview: LAIONA MICHELLE of LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL at Goodsp PhotoBWW Interview: LAIONA MICHELLE of LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL at Goodspeed Opera House
Posted: Aug. 11, 2021


BWW Interview: Ali Stroker On AN EVENING WITH ALI STROKER at Westport Country Playhou PhotoBWW Interview: Ali Stroker On AN EVENING WITH ALI STROKER at Westport Country Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 23, 2021


BWW Review: TINY HOUSE at Westport Country Playhouse PhotoBWW Review: TINY HOUSE at Westport Country Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 3, 2021


BWW Interview: Marty Thomas of IT'S A STANDARD TO ME at The Legacy Theatre PhotoBWW Interview: Marty Thomas of IT'S A STANDARD TO ME at The Legacy Theatre
Posted: Aug. 23, 2021


BWW Interview: FRANK S. PETRILLI of THE DUMB WAITER & GRACELAND at TOWN PLAYERS OF NE PhotoBWW Interview: FRANK S. PETRILLI of THE DUMB WAITER & GRACELAND at TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN
Posted: Sep. 15, 2021


BWW Feature: TENDERLY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
September 24, 2021

The story of an A-list star twice over at the Music Theatre of Connecticut's MainStage.

BWW Interview: FRANK S. PETRILLI of THE DUMB WAITER & GRACELAND at TOWN PLAYERS OF NEW CANAAN
September 15, 2021

If you don't know Frank S. Petrilli's work, it's high time you did. Petrilli has earned a stellar reputation as a director's director and a dramatist's dramatist, most frequently working in Connecticut. He is always available to bring his work again to New York City and beyond.

BWW Interview: Marty Thomas of IT'S A STANDARD TO ME at The Legacy Theatre
August 23, 2021

We've all missed Broadway and look forward to its return. Meanwhile, Marty ('Mr. Broadway') Thomas is going to perform at The Legacy Theatre in Connecticut in It's a Standard to Me.

BWW Interview: LAIONA MICHELLE of LITTLE GIRL BLUE: THE NINA SIMONE MUSICAL at Goodspeed Opera House
August 11, 2021

Little Girl Blue: The Nina Simone Musical, which made its world premiere at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey two and half years ago, is again taking audiences by storm in bucolic Connecticut at Goodspeed by the River.

BWW Interview: Ali Stroker On AN EVENING WITH ALI STROKER at Westport Country Playhouse
July 23, 2021

Show business is a tough business to break into even for those who have great training, good looks, amazing talent, and even good connections. Now imagine if you had to compete for roles while using a wheelchair. Meet Ali Stroker.

BWW Review: TINY HOUSE at Westport Country Playhouse
July 3, 2021

Tiny house. Big commotion.

BWW Interview: Joanna Gleason of WINTER AT THE PLAYHOUSE: A HOLIDAY BENEFIT CONCERT at Westport Country Playhouse
November 19, 2019

Is there anything Joanna Gleason can't do and do well? Nothing that we can think of. Area theatergoers will no doubt want to see Gleason host 'Winter at the Playhouse: A Holiday Benefit Concert' in Westport in December. The Tony Award winner (as Best Actress in a Musical in Into the Woods) will bring her vocal group of three singers called The Moontones and will head a cast of Broadway performers including some Westport Country Playhouse alumni.

BWW Review: DON JUAN at Westport Country Playhouse
November 11, 2019

The world premiere translation and adaptation of Moliere's Don Juan is the closing play of the season at the Westport Country Playhouse. It's performed in modern dress, but the book is overly faithful to the original story of the narcissistic womanizer (played well by Nick Westrate). Warning: this is a hard play to like because Don Juan is not likeable and because some of it is vulgar and unnecessary. Nor can Don Juan command any respect because of the way he treats everyone, not just women. There were some patrons who walked out during the intermission. It was their loss to miss out on the rest of the play, which was worth seeing for Bhavesh Patel, who stole the show as Sganarelle, Don Juan's servant. He's a human mop, underpaid and having to clean up his master's messes.

BWW Review: ON THE GROUNDS OF BELONGING at Long Wharf Theatre
October 24, 2019

Racism and homophobia reign in 1950s Houston, the setting of Ricardo Pérez González's world premiere of On the Grounds of Belonging. The play begins as white drag queen Thomas Aston (Jeremiah Clapp) from whites only gay bar, The Red Room, hides from a raid at The Gold Room, a blacks only gay bar. Thomas falls head over his high heels for Russell Montgomery (Calvin Leon Smith), a quiet, erudite journalist who has a not too distant past with fellow patron Henry Stanfield (Blake Anthony Morris). But against the advice of bar manager Hugh Williams (Thomas Silcott), Thomas and Rusty begin a serious love affair. This is not a good time or place to be an interracial gay couple, but their biggest threat is Henry, who bashes Thomas in the head out of jealousy and hurt. Mooney Fitzpatrick (Craig Bockhorn), the gay and bigoted owner of the two gay bars, tells Russell that Thomas, whom he loved like a son, died of his wounds. He threatens to lynch the person who killed him. Sounds a bit like Romeo and Juliet, but neither character dies at the end. They are just separated seemingly forever. Rounding out this excellent ensemble is Tanya Starr (Tracey Conyer Lee), a torch singer at The Gold Room, who helps Henry escape. All the cast members are genuine in their roles, playing them without stereotypes. You can't help but feel their loneliness. Bockhorn is chilling as a man who, with his partner, took in a very young orphaned Thomas, yet is vindictive enough to lynch someone. Lee is a talented singer as well as actress.

BWW Review: MLIMA'S TALE at Westport Country Playhouse
October 7, 2019

Lynn Nottage's powerful play, Mlima's Tale, which opened at the Westport Country Playhouse is a bit of a theatrical departure. It is an ensemble play that is not really character driven, but rather a linear narrative of the illegal poaching of elephants. Nevertheless, it is a must-see play for its informative story and superb performances.

BWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at Westport Country Playhouse
July 28, 2019

Don't miss this tour-de-force performance by the multi-talented Hershey Felder.

BWW Review: PIPPIN Brings Magic to New Canaan
July 13, 2019

Choreographer Doug Shankman makes the dance his own in this energetic production of a long-time favorite.

BWW Interviews: Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at Westport Country Playhouse
July 11, 2019

All Berlin's iconic songs and a background you may not know.

BWW Review: SKELETON CREW at Westport Country Playhouse
June 10, 2019

Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, the third of her Detroit trilogy of plays, opened at the Westport Country Playhouse. The theater company lives up to its tag line, 'Theater worth talking about,' in this powerfully written and well-acted ensemble play.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Long Wharf Theatre
May 12, 2019

A lot can happen in 15 years.

An Iliad at Long Wharf Theatre
March 31, 2019

Don't let Greek history and mythology intimidate you. This excellent play has a tour de force performance by Rachel Christopher, who just might be the world's greatest but underdiscovered actress.

TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Long Wharf
February 23, 2019

Nia Vardalos and Cheryl Strayed offer good advice for life.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY CONCERT in Norwalk
February 11, 2019

See one of your favorite Broadway shows in a world class concert hall. Stars Broadway performers Evy Ortiz and Bronson Norris Murphy.

BWW Review: MILLER, MISSISSIPPI at Long Wharf
February 3, 2019

Keep Miller, Mississippi on your theatre radar.

BWW Interview: Mona Golabek on her One Woman Show
December 19, 2018

If you think doing a one-person show is hard enough, try doing it as both a thespian and a musician.



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