Alan Portner

Alan Portner Al Portner is a retired career journalist and media executive. He has written for publication over more than 40 years. He has published daily newspapers in venues as far east as Washington DC, as far west as Honolulu HI, and a number of communities in between. His new book on the literary partnership of Ulysses Grant and Mark Twain will be available in 2016.


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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC ProBWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
Posted: Apr. 3, 2017


BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Posted: Apr. 3, 2017


BWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater League
Posted: Apr. 17, 2017


BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
Posted: Mar. 27, 2017


BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas CityBWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas City
Posted: Mar. 31, 2017


BWW Review: TENNESSEE PLAYBOY at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: TENNESSEE PLAYBOY at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Posted: Apr. 3, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City BalletBWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
Posted: Dec. 7, 2016


BWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Review: STOMP at Broadway Theater League
Posted: Dec. 19, 2016


BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Feb. 25, 2017


BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC ProBWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
Posted: Apr. 3, 2017


BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
Posted: Mar. 1, 2017


BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Lyric Opera Of Kansas CityBWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Lyric Opera Of Kansas City
April 24, 2017

continues to work after 138 years

BWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater LeagueBWW Preview: 42ND STREET at Broadway Theater League
April 17, 2017

Just plain fun - and a Lullaby from Broadway

BWW Review: TENNESSEE PLAYBOY at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: TENNESSEE PLAYBOY at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
April 3, 2017

Tale of Irish revolution turned to pretty funny cornpone comedy

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC ProBWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
April 3, 2017

ribald memories of another puppet driven show that may have taught lessons on PBS

BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
April 3, 2017

tells the story of an ordinary family struggling to live an ordinary life during difficult times

BWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas CityBWW Review: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Black Repertory Theatre Of Kansas City
March 31, 2017

celebrates genius of songwriter and performer Louis Jordan

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
March 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show.

BWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim ProductionsBWW Review: DRUNKS at Whim Productions
March 20, 2017

Audience learns how the movie business works with a combination of drugs, alcohol, wild sex, porn, and wild insecurity

BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage
March 17, 2017

See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes.

BWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
March 13, 2017

Are there multiple universes existing in almost parallel?

BWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric OperaBWW Preview: DEAD MAN WALKING at Lyric Opera
March 9, 2017

The story or Sister Helen and a convicted double murderer at Kauffman Center

BWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble TheatreBWW Review: GEM OF THE OCEAN at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
March 1, 2017

Part allegory, part realism, play transports audience to early 20th century.

BWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: BOEING, BOEING at New Theatre Restaurant
February 25, 2017

proves that a fun situation never gets old.

BWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music HallBWW Review: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Kansas City Music Hall
February 13, 2017

Slimmed down production loses no impact and becomes even more intimate.

BWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: FIRST DATE at Starlight Theatre
February 7, 2017

Laugh at the way blind dates always go

BWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Review: SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
February 6, 2017

recollects the early section of an unbelievable catalog of work.

BWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn TheaterBWW Review: HOW TO USE A KNIFE at Unicorn Theater
February 2, 2017

offers a revealing look into two troubled individuals.

BWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun FraudBWW Review: SHIPWRECKED! at Spinning Tree Theatre - Fun Fraud
January 23, 2017

Shipwrecked has a lengthy moniker and excellent actors

BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble TheaterBWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
January 23, 2017

Discovery depended on work of female scientist

BWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors TheatreBWW Review: MY OLD LADY at Kansas City Actors Theatre
January 20, 2017

Family drama surprises



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