Josh Austin

When Josh is not addictively catching up on the latest Broadway news or mourning the loss of a closed show, he is studying for his Masterís in Arts Journalism at Syracuse University. Focusing on theatre writing, Josh is proud to be editor of the local theatre blog, Green Room Reviews. Attaining his Bachelorís in Professional Writing with a minor in theatre from Kutztown University, Josh served as editor of his campus paper as well as arts magazine, Essence. From boyhood to now, all of his experiences have led to an untamed passion for arts. Josh is thrilled that he can continue to write about a craft that is meant to inspire.
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BWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE Presents a Lesson on Pride at Syracuse StageBWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE Presents a Lesson on Pride at Syracuse Stage
Posted: Apr. 28, 2013


BWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE Presents a Lesson on Pride at Syracuse StageBWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE Presents a Lesson on Pride at Syracuse Stage
April 28, 2013

Margaret Walsh swears she will never beg, even if she wanted to. Her sarcastic pride would stop her before uttering a profane-introduced "please." Or, at least that's what she demands you to think. She's begging the entire time, and that's okay. She has every right to.
BWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Arrives at Syracuse StageBWW Reviews: TWO TRAINS RUNNING Arrives at Syracuse Stage
February 3, 2013

How good can chicken taste when you really wanted ham-when you've spent an exhaustive amount of energy for it? Chicken will never taste the same again: probably sour and, perhaps pridelessly cheap. Fittingly for TWO TRAINS RUNNING, ham and chicken are inherently a cultural war cry, excitedly felt at Syracuse Stage.
BWW Reviews: Landing NEXT TO NORMAL at Geva Theatre CenterBWW Reviews: Landing NEXT TO NORMAL at Geva Theatre Center
January 21, 2013

Geva's presentation of NEXT TO NORMAL is affecting and provides a lingering thought of what normal could be. The cast is astounding, and the emotion is real. You hope that they can land on normal, but the truth is, they're not really sure where normal is anymore.
BWW Reviews: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings the Holidays Early to Syracuse StageBWW Reviews: WHITE CHRISTMAS Brings the Holidays Early to Syracuse Stage
December 1, 2012

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is exactly what it should be: a sensational holiday feel-good experience. One that worships warm reds and greens, fervent Christmas trees, musings of snow and the cozy thoughts of sipping 'hot cocoa.'
BWW Reviews: WICKED Brings Magic to The Landmark TheatreBWW Reviews: WICKED Brings Magic to The Landmark Theatre
December 1, 2012

It's not hard to realize why WICKED remains a huge favorite for theatergoers and even for those with a less musical inclination.
BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL Delivers the Labor Pains of Being a MomBWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL Delivers the Labor Pains of Being a Mom
November 4, 2012

As the lights went down, the audience heard: "You won't have to cook, clean or fold any laundry for the next 90 minutes." As the title flaunts, MOTHERHOOD: THE MUSICAL is indeed about the joys, woes and bladder control problems that entails being a mom.
BWW Reviews: MOBY DICK Surges at Syracuse StageBWW Reviews: MOBY DICK Surges at Syracuse Stage
October 14, 2012

Syracuse Stage welcomes Julian Rad's adaptation of the novel as their 40th season opener. Rad's MOBY DICK opened off-off Broadway in 2003 and was nominated for Drama Desk Awards. This play with songs was heralded for its bare set and authentic sea chanteys.
BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Still Flaunts the Grit and Glam of The Four SeasonsBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Still Flaunts the Grit and Glam of The Four Seasons
October 13, 2012

To recreate the fame and heartbreak of the badass group, there has to be a gritty finesse in order to showcase the unexpected voices and talent of four Jersey hoodlums. The story is the all too familiar tale of four boys under a streetlight; the tremendous success and the embittered fall-right back to a glamorous reunion. This tour has that finesse.
Merry-Go-Round's NUNSENSE Proves That it is Habit-FormingMerry-Go-Round's NUNSENSE Proves That it is Habit-Forming
October 7, 2012

When 52 nuns have died of botulism and funds need to be quickly scored to bury the remaining four, what is a convent to do? Well, the Little Sisters of Hoboken will host a variety show titled NUNSENSE.
BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE e-n-t-e-r-t-a-i-n-s at Merry-Go-Round PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL SPELLING BEE e-n-t-e-r-t-a-i-n-s at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
September 16, 2012

Watching six kids all vying for a spelling bee championship title will make the audience realize that they are indeed, not smarter than a fifth grader.
BWW Reviews: CABARET Sizzles at Merry-Go-Round PlayhouseBWW Reviews: CABARET Sizzles at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
September 1, 2012

CABARET at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse offers a sexy, depressing look at love and despair. This sizzling production offers an experience unlike any other as the sultry casts invties you to the Cabaret.





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