Melissa Giordano

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BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
Posted: May. 4, 2016


BWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company Presents SUPERIOR DONUTSBWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
Posted: May. 11, 2016


BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community TheatreBWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community Theatre
Posted: May. 19, 2016


BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre ThreeBWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre Three
Posted: May. 25, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Reviews: The Gateway's Fabulous SISTER ACT!BWW Reviews: The Gateway's Fabulous SISTER ACT!
Posted: Jul. 8, 2015


BWW Review: BIG FISH at SoLunaBWW Review: BIG FISH at SoLuna
Posted: Jan. 13, 2016


BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at CMPACBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at CMPAC
Posted: Jan. 20, 2016


BWW Review: The Gateway's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERBWW Review: The Gateway's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Posted: Sep. 2, 2015


BWW Reviews: The East Coast Premiere Of FIVE PRESIDENTS At The Bay Street TheatreBWW Reviews: The East Coast Premiere Of FIVE PRESIDENTS At The Bay Street Theatre
Posted: Jul. 1, 2015


BWW Review: BONNIE & CLYDE at CMPACBONNIE & CLYDE at CMPAC
Posted: Sep. 16, 2015


BWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre ThreeBWW Review: SHREK, THE MUSICAL at Theatre Three
May 25, 2016

It is truly a pleasure seeing Shrek, The Musical. Based on the sure-to-be-classic DreamWorks Animation motion picture, the superb incarnation at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson boasts a truly remarkable cast. Running through June 25th, Jeffrey Sanzel wonderfully directs the large, talented company that is led by Danny Stalter - in his Theatre Three debut - as our favorite green ogre.
BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community TheatreBWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community Theatre
May 19, 2016

Indeed the talented cast is the highlight at the North Fork Community Theatre's adorable incarnation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the David Yazbek/Jeffrey Lane musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine blockbuster movie. The comedic timing, witty quips, and a hilarious, unsuspecting story truly make this a laugh-out-loud event. Running through May 29th at the Mattituck, Long Island, venue, the terrific cast is excellently directed by Laura Pearsall.
BWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company Presents SUPERIOR DONUTSBWW Review: The Barebones Theatre Company Presents SUPERIOR DONUTS
May 11, 2016

The second offering from the Barebones Theatre Company's 2016 season is a wonderful showing of the Tracy Letts' play Superior Donuts. Now running through May 22nd at the intimate Northport venue, Jeff Bennett and Christopher Tully superbly direct a stellar ensemble cast in the Long Island premiere. It is set in present day and the play revolves around Arthur Przybyszewski, a 1960s hippie turned donut shop owner, and Franco, his young yet trouble-prone assistant.
BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
May 4, 2016

In spite of what you may have heard or read about this show from its 2006 Broadway incarnation, The Wedding Singer is certainly an enjoyable time. Who doesn't love 1980's campiness? Not only that, the Tony nominated stage version stays very true to the hilarious Adam Sandler movie particularly with the dialog.
BWW Review: BEAU JEST at Theatre ThreeBWW Review: BEAU JEST at Theatre Three
April 20, 2016

There is something very special about James Sherman's play Beau Jest now playing at Theatre Three. It actually reminds me of the television shows of the 50's and 60's (I Love Lucy for example). There is no message to preach; it is just funny situations, great acting, witty dialog, and a lot of heart.
BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the EngemanBWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Engeman
April 6, 2016

The Spring season is officially underway with the start of Memphis at the John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island. The multi Tony award winner, directed excellently by Igor Goldin, runs at the gorgeous venue through May 8th and I cannot say enough about this brilliant production. The cast, the passion, the creative team everything is just top-notch.
Summer Stages: Long Island Spring/Summer 2016 PreviewSummer Stages: Long Island Spring/Summer 2016 Preview
March 23, 2016

One of my favorite things about writing for BroadwayWorld is continuing my travels around Long Island throughout the Spring and Summer. And to bring you the latest on the Long Island theatre scene is just the icing and sprinkles and cherries and... well, you get it... on the cake. And from the looks of things, I am going to be a very busy bee again this season as there are some thrilling shows on the horizon.
BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPACBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC
March 16, 2016

Having previously attended a wonderful local production of Meredith Willson's Tony winning musical The Music Man, I was bursting with high hopes for the incarnation at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CMPAC. In a strong main stage directorial debut, CMPAC vet Matt W. Surico - usually the Music Director and/or cast member - doesn't disappoint assembling an outstanding cast and crew for this classic show.
BWW Review: Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY at SoLunaBWW Review: Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY at SoLuna
March 9, 2016

The true talent of the cast takes center stage in SoLuna Studio's incarnation of Andrew Lippa's hit off-Broadway musical Wild Party. Their voices impressively and beautifully fill the Hauppauge theatre with Mr. Lippa's diverse score of pop/rock and jazz songs, among others. Netting Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Obie Awards, Director Karen Braun takes a slightly reimagined look at this stirring tale.
BWW Review: Theatre Three's GODSPELLBWW Review: Theatre Three's GODSPELL
March 2, 2016

As often as Godspell is presented, I always encourage seeing it again particularly when you have a cast as superb as Theatre Three's. Under the marvelous direction of Artistic Director Jeffrey Sanzel, the stunning company is exemplary for the perfect execution of this important story that is told time and time again.
BWW Review: The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGEBWW Review: The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE
February 3, 2016

Having seen a previous less-than-stellar local production of Yasmina Reza's Tony winning play God Of Carnage, I'm thrilled that Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre has added it to their season this year. Leave it to The Engeman to redeem a show. This intelligent and well-executed incarnation runs through March 6th at the gorgeous Northport venue.
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at CMPACBWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at CMPAC
January 20, 2016

When I attended In the Heights on Broadway, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Accordingly, I had the upmost confidence that the incarnation at The Noel Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center was going to be just as stellar; and it is. The wonderful production runs through February 7th at the Long Island venue.
BWW Review: BIG FISH at SoLunaBWW Review: BIG FISH at SoLuna
January 13, 2016

Drama Desk nominated musical Big Fish, now playing its Long Island premier through January 31st at SoLuna Studio, is a delight to see. It is family friendly, has a great cast, and you don't have to pay Broadway prices to see it. Based on Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel and the 2003 film, Andrew Lippa's score and John August's book is a roller coaster of emotions.
BWW Review: MSG's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at CMPACBWW Review: MSG's A CHRISTMAS CAROL at CMPAC
December 9, 2015

Long Island certainly has some brilliant holiday productions this season. Currently running through December 29th, Oakdale's Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC) has mounted a delightful showing of the musical version of A Christmas Carol; the one Madison Square Garden has produced. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Ms. Ahrens with Mike Ockrent, the wonderful cast surely didn't disappoint.
BWW Review: The Engeman's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREETBWW Review: The Engeman's MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
November 25, 2015

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is about to get under way and, as always, the John W. Engeman Theatre excellently delivers a fabulous holiday production. This years' offering, running through January 4th, is the musical Miracle On 34th Street by Meredith Willson based on the classic movie.
BWW Review: Theatre Three's Annual Production Of A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: Theatre Three's Annual Production Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 18, 2015

The show is wonderful to begin with. Theatre Three's 32nd annual production of the beloved Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol has become a beautiful tradition on Long Island. Even with slight changes throughout the years, the timeless tale is as spectacular as ever.
BWW Review: Bare Bones Theatre Company Presents THE LYONSBWW Review: Bare Bones Theatre Company Presents THE LYONS
November 11, 2015

BWW Review: Bare Bones Theatre Company presents THE LYONS
BWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS at The Hampton Theatre CompanyBWW Review: AN INSPECTOR CALLS at The Hampton Theatre Company
October 28, 2015

The old English play An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley has had an interesting, long journey. It was first performed in 1945 and then in the UK in 1946 with an opening on Broadway in 1947 that was, strangely, dubbed as "stale". Over time, interestingly, it has become very successful even winning a couple of Tony awards for its 1994 Broadway revival. You will see why as The Hampton Theatre Company (HTC) has mounted a brilliant production of this riveting story.
BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Smithtown Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
October 21, 2015

It is truly a pleasure to see Tony award winning musical A Little Night Music. A traditional musical, it is sophisticated and cleverly created by two masters of Broadway; Stephen Sondheim (score) and Hugh Wheeler (book). The tale follows the romantic lives of several couples with - of course - some twists and turns along the way.
BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at CMPACBWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at CMPAC
October 14, 2015

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at CMPAC


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