Monday, October 1, 2012

COUGAR The Musical

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Babbs Winn who played the part of Mary-Marie with the sassiness only expected from Southern ladies

On September 14th, I had the great pleasure of attending the performance of COUGAR The Musical. Except for the scenery, which was practically non existent, the production values were so strong, in acting, singing, script, and music and lyrics, I had to ask both Actress Babbs Winn and Playwright Donna Moore, what are you guys doing Off Broadway? Their answer was "We just opened, our play has been out for less than month."

Rather than tack on another gushing and well deserved review to their list of success, I've decided to post into the article the opinions of Theater experts.

NY1 Theater Review
“Like a woman who tries to have it all, Cougar The Musical has a lot going on. The 90-minute off-Broadway tuner is funny, raucous, sweetly sentimental and romantic. And women, mostly women of a certain age, are likely to fall under its life-affirming spell.” Click here to read more.

Three Singles Seeking Partners for Duets
New York Times
“It is filled with original melodies… The script reflects considerable imagination… Click here to read more.

Predators prowl in Cougar the Musical
Associated Press
“This understated production proves surprisingly charming with elegant flow from start to finish under the sure-handed direction of Lynne Taylor-Corbett (a Tony Award nominee in 2000 for direction and choreography in Swing!).” Click here to read more.

Catherine Porter who played Lily, the divorcee filled with self doubts

Cougar the Musical, is Perrrrrrrrrrrfectly Fun!
Times Square Chronicles
“Catherine Porter’s vocals are glorious especially the sensitive “Gary’s Right,” Brenda Braxton entertains and Babs Winn had me laughing so hard I was crying. Donna Moore wrote the book, lyrics and the music and I was thoroughly entertained.” Click here to read more.

Actors Danny Bernardy and Brenda Braxton. She was Clarity, the overachiever . He played multiple roles, completely changing his voice, speech mode and attitude for each, to perfection

Cougar the Musical: Moving Past Menopause
Play Goes Strong
“…Six… characters in the four-person ensemble cast are played by Danny Bernardy. His eye-catching hunky body and engaging portrayal of guys named Buck, Twilight Dude, Bourbon Cowboy, Naked Peter, and Goliath suggest the dreams and fantasies of the women.” Click here to read more.

Responsible for the creation of this wonderful Musical is Playwright/Lyricist/Composer Donna Moore.
Here in the company of publicist Amelia Meloni

Hits the Right Notes on the Older Woman-Younger Man Dating Phenomenon
Broadway World
“Cougar the Musical is a fun, fast-paced, intelligent, sexy show (with fine direction and choreography byLynne Taylor-Corbett) that could have a long run at the St. Luke’s (or any other Off-Broadway house), not the least of which because it should be extremely popular with middle-aged women tourists looking for a guilty pleasure they can take back home and talk about with their friends. Heck, if my wife lets me, I may even go back a few more times just to watch those would-be cougar ladies in the audience enjoy themselves. Who knows? They may even think I’m still cute enough that they’ll want to pinch my cheeks—all four of them.” Click here to read more.

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