Justin J. Sacramone

Justin J. Sacramone

Justin J. Sacramone is a theater artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Salem State University and has studied at the Tennessee Williams Institute. He has collaborated with the Creative Entertainment Studios of Walt Disney Imagineering, Orlando International Fringe Festival, Umbrella Arts, and Lyric Stage Company of Boston. He is a published arts writer with bylines on Broadway World and The Arts Fuse.




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BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016
Posted: Dec. 19, 2016


BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Storms into North Shore Music TheatreBWW Review: MARY POPPINS Storms into North Shore Music Theatre
Posted: Jul. 15, 2016


BWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And BloodshedBWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale
Posted: Oct. 5, 2016


BWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTERBWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
Posted: Aug. 25, 2016


BWW Review: Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER Returns Fresher 20 Years LaterBWW Review: Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER Returns Fresher
Posted: Aug. 15, 2016


BWW Review: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Chart Out CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre GroupBWW Review: CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre Group
Posted: Aug. 11, 2016


BWW REVIEW: Tamara Tunie in AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage CompanyBWW REVIEW: AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage Company
Posted: Jul. 17, 2016


BWW PREVIEW: 6 Shows Not To Miss This Summer In The BerkshiresBWW PREVIEW: 6 Shows Not To Miss This Summer In The Berkshires
May 2, 2017

The bad news first: the 2016/2017 Boston theater season is coming to a close. Now that we got that out of the way let's spin this into a positive because it doesn't mean our theater options suddenly run dry for the next few months! Right now, companies located in a Western Massachusetts region called the Berkshires are preparing to deliver full-length seasons of theater compacted into just a few months.

BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016BWW Review: The Top-Ten Plays and Musicals of 2016
December 19, 2016

Regional Contributing Editor, Justin picks his top ten best plays and musicals of 2016.

BWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And BloodshedBWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And Bloodshed
October 5, 2016

Now celebrating its 90th anniversary, The Plough and the Stars has been given a reimagined revival by The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre and is on tour at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA until October 9th. This Brechtian inspired production is as alien as it is fresh and reminds us of a plightful world outside of our current political climate. Parallels could easily be drawn from turn of the century Ireland to 2016 America, but that's not the story The Abbey Theatre or director Sean Holmes are interested in telling. Not everything on the American Stage needs a path back to us. The Abbey's approach is more vast and profound as evidenced in an early line 'There's no such thing as an Irishman, or an Englishman, or a German or a Turk; we're all only human bein's.'

BWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTERBWW Review: Annie Golden stars as Annie Golden in BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER
August 25, 2016

Broadway Bounty Hunter, a new musical which opened at Barrington Stage Company on August 19th, celebrates the history of B-list movies and modern musical theatre by blending them together in hilarious fashion. At the center of this high-antic musical is Joe Iconis' psychedelic score- a surreal composure in lush form thanks to Charlie Rosen's orchestrations. Broadway Bounty Hunter proves musical theatre reaches its apex when risk is taken and boundaries are broken.

BWW Review: Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER Returns Fresher 20 Years LaterBWW Review: Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER Returns Fresher 20 Years Later
August 15, 2016

Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes is about to be named Surgeon General of the United States. She has devoted her entire career to the advocacy of women's rights. She married well, has great kids, and surrounds herself with an elite group of accomplished friends. Her confirmation seems likely as the curtain rises on An American Daughter. Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes, a descendant of President Ulysses S. Grant will become a household name and champion for women across the nation if she's confirmed. The stakes could not be higher

BWW Review: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Chart Out CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre GroupBWW Review: Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat Chart Out CONSTELLATIONS at Berkshire Theatre Group
August 11, 2016

Nick Payne's Constellations uses the hypothetical existence of a multiverse and applies it to the coupling of Marianne and Roland over and over again. A multiverse is the scientific theory that challenges physics and suggests all consequences of our lives are living symmetrically on a plane and the outcome is an endless roll of the dice. We witness the action progressing them forward in life as it consistently resets, skews or diverts dramatically. Boy meets girl is no longer a simple narrative. What sounds like a storytelling gimmick, expediently becomes throbbing unsuspecting drama that is as intimate as is it vast. Perhaps I would have paid attention in high school science if it was taught to me this way.

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage CompanyBWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage Company
August 6, 2016

The Pirates of Penzance is possibly the most popular comic operetta and its history of adoration has been consistent since its premier in 1879. Revivals of The Pirates of Penzance were ubiquitous throughout the 20th Century with Joseph Papp's production in 1980 becoming the most lauded. This version featured new musical arrangements which pulled the operetta closer to musical theatre, making it accessible for contemporary audiences all while remaining respectful to the original version. Other adaptators have tried their hands only to fall short. Pirates (or, Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder'd) was a failed experiment that set the story in the caribbean and transformed the Pirate King into a pseudo-Captain Jack Sparrow.

BWW REVIEW: Tamara Tunie in AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage CompanyBWW REVIEW: Tamara Tunie in AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage Company
July 17, 2016

Kendra Ellis-Connor is living every mother's worst nightmare. Her son is missing. It's now four o'clock in the morning and she's at the police station trying to get answers. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her ex-husband isn't picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. Her son's disappearance and the station's lack of information raise questions. Kendra has a hunch why. Both she and her son are black. American Son, a new play by Christopher Demos-Brown which ran at the Barrington Stage Company from June 17 through July 9, 2016 is a turbulent parable of America's systemic racism.

BWW Review: A Hard Lesson Learned in THE COST OF LIVINGBWW Review: A Hard Lesson Learned in THE COST OF LIVING
July 16, 2016

'The sh*t that happens is not meant to be understood,' says lonely truck driver Eddie. The chewing gum and shoe string holding Eddie's head up is beginning to wane- teetering him on the edge of devastation. He is now thrust back into reality trying to grasp the circumstance that landed him in this specific bar on this specific night. The dark loneliness of long, distant drives in his vocation were nothing compared to his present despair.

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Storms into North Shore Music TheatreBWW Review: MARY POPPINS Storms into North Shore Music Theatre
July 15, 2016

If North Shore Music Theatre's production of Mary Poppins was conceived to prove Murphy's Law right (Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong), then producer Bill Hanney anddirector Kevin P. Hillhave crafted a masterpiece. Perhaps it's best described through the disbelief of Michael Banks following an afternoon spent rollicking in the park with his mystical nanny; 'Did that really just happen?' It certainly did and with a calamitous kerplunk.

BWW Review: A Vision's Just A Vision If It's Only In Your Head, EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. Returns To BostonBWW Review: A Vision's Just A Vision If It's Only In Your Head, EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. Returns To Boston
May 26, 2016

Art isn't easy. From Edvard Munch's agoraphobia to Sarah Kane's depression, the art world's rap sheet for its dense population of individuals with mental illness is haunting. Just ask Turner, the newest 'it talent' on the Chelsea art scene, who is struggling with a myriad of emotional and psychological trauma. Set on the night of Turner's newest art exhibition, Eyes Shut. Door Open. explores the tortured artist archetype by chronicling Turner's existential crisis.

BWW REVIEW: The God Complex, Anat Gov's 'Oh, God' at Israeli StageBWW REVIEW: The God Complex, Anat Gov's 'Oh, God' at Israeli Stage
April 30, 2016

Stop me if you've heard this one before. God walks into a therapist's office and says he's depressed. The therapist asks "how long have you felt this way?" and God says, "something like...two thousand, two thousand five hundred years, give or take." "You've been depressed for two thousand years and only now you've come for therapy? What were you waiting for?" asks the therapist and God says "I thought time would heal." Sometimes, everyone needs a swift 90 minute session of cathartic therapy to unpack some problems festering for two thousand years. In Anat Gov's play "Oh, God," an earthly psychologist is chosen to have a session with the Big Guy about a 2000 year old itch.

BWW Review: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square TheatreBWW Review: Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Central Square Theatre
April 10, 2016

Presidential candidates are not the only ones taking to the debate stage these days. In Tom Stoppard's Arcadia, characters stand and challenge each other, far more diplomatically than our friends running for higher office, on a long list of mathematical, scientific, and philosophical theories. Characters with strong conviction passionately defending those convictions can make for the type of thought-provoking theatre that stays with you long after curtain call.

BWW Review: Brown Box Theatre and Icaro Theatro Presents a Series of Latin American Short Plays in FROM WATER TO DUSTBWW Review: Brown Box Theatre and Icaro Theatro Presents a Series of Latin American Short Plays in FROM WATER TO DUST
March 5, 2016

Brown Box Theatre Project and Icaro Theatro presents Boxer Shorts: A Cycle of Short Plays. From Water to Dust (del auga al polvo), playing at Boston's Atlantic Wharf through March 4th. This is Brown Box's second year presenting an evening of short plays. This year, the Project brings us four plays from Latin American Playwrights: Tape by Jose Rivera; Capricho by Nilo Cruz; Springtime by Maria Irene Fornes; and Bliss by Caridad Svich.

BWW Review: Can You Hear Me Now? Touch Performance Art Presents SEARCHING FOR SIGNALBWW Review: Can You Hear Me Now? Touch Performance Art Presents SEARCHING FOR SIGNAL
February 23, 2016

Identity and the search for it is a common thread that binds us. No other generation is currently battling with defining their own identity more than Millennials. It's ironic that the group of people on the front lines of electing the nation's first African-American president and fighting for social justice are also the same group of people who internally struggle with their self-worth behind closed doors.

BWW Review: A Battle of Beliefs in Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT at Central Square TheatreBWW Review: A Battle of Beliefs in Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT at Central Square Theatre
February 8, 2016

In a blackout we hear shouting. The front door of a minister's house is kicked opened. Enter a man dragging in a native woman wearing rags. He hands her off to the housekeeper. The housekeeper barks a few commands and forces her into a back room. The opening scene of Underground Railway Theatre's must see production of The Convert, Danai Gurira's three hour intoxicating drama about 19th century Africa post-colonialism, is spoken in the native language of Shona. Although Shona is not commonly spoken in America, it is clear what we just witnessed. Freedom. Or so we believe.

BWW Review: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Together In A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSBWW Review: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Together In A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
February 5, 2016

Storytelling is theatre in its' purest form, but a story can often become secondary or lost when faced with spectacle. In a culture where overproduced mega musicals dominate the box office, it is refreshing to see A.R. Gurney's "Love Letters," a delightful bare bones, two person play with a single focus on human relationships.

BWW Review: BISTANY'S MYSTERIES Choose-Your-Own Murder Mystery Comedy at ImprovBostonBWW Review: BISTANY'S MYSTERIES Choose-Your-Own Murder Mystery Comedy at ImprovBoston
January 26, 2016

When the author greetedthe audience at the top of Bistany's Mysterieshe explainedthat when he sat down to give us his latest novel, he realized suddenly he was staring at a partially blank page. Panickedas opening night quickly approached, Mr. Bistany had a brilliant idea: let the audience come up with the rest of the story. What resultedis an improvised comedic murder mystery hosted and guided by the author himself.

BWW Review: The Drowsy Thespian; An Intoxicatingly Frivolous Evening of Classical Theatre in SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEAREBWW Review: The Drowsy Thespian; An Intoxicatingly Frivolous Evening of Classical Theatre in SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE
January 12, 2016

Actors are superstitious people. I have seen some pretty outrageous rituals in the rehearsal room during my time as an actor. It seems that during every step along the way from casting to opening night, the actor has something to keep them, and the production, safe. Don't speak the name of this play. Don't wish each other 'good luck'. Did someone remember to turn on the Ghost Light? With all of these superstitions aside, no amount of good luck can prepare a cast for the unavoidable. In the situation of Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, which is now playing at the Davis Square Theatre and features one heavily intoxicated cast member surrounded by a troupe of sober actors, the hilarity lives when everything goes horribly wrong.

BWW Reviews: Cabaret at The Abbey - Party Until the Lights Go OutBWW Reviews: Cabaret at The Abbey - Party Until the Lights Go Out
January 31, 2015

Artful Events and Gen Y Productions partner to bring Orlando audiences Cabaret at The Abbey. Sitting comfortably in the venue of this space, Cabaret feels so intimate that it makes me wonder why it took so long for Cabaret to be mounted in this venue.



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