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Michael Dale

Michael Dale After 20-odd years singing, dancing and acting in dinner theatres, summer stocks and the ever-popular audience participation murder mysteries (try improvising with audiences after they?ve had two hours of open bar), Michael Dale segued his theatrical ambitions into playwriting. The buildings which once housed the 5 Off-Off Broadway plays he penned have all been destroyed or turned into a Starbucks, but his name remains the answer to the trivia question, "Who wrote the official play of Babe Ruth's 100th Birthday?" He served as Artistic Director for The Play's The Thing Theatre Company, helping to bring free live theatre to underserved communities, and dabbled a bit in stage managing and in directing cabaret shows before answering the call (it was an email, actually) to become BroadwayWorld.com's first Chief Theatre Critic. While not attending shows Michael can be seen at Citi Field pleading for the Mets to stop imploding. Likes: Strong book musicals and ambitious new works. Dislikes: Unprepared celebrities making their stage acting debuts by starring on Broadway and weak bullpens.
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BWW Reviews:  CONSTELLATIONS is an Ursa MinorBWW Reviews: CONSTELLATIONS is an Ursa Minor
Posted: Jan. 14, 2015


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Posted: Jan. 15, 2015


BWW Reviews:  YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)BWW Reviews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)
Posted: Jan. 22, 2015


BWW Reviews:  NUTCRACKER ROUGE Savors Erotic IntimacyBWW Reviews: NUTCRACKER ROUGE Savors Erotic Intimacy
Posted: Dec. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor TreesBWW Reviews: Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor Trees
Posted: Jan. 23, 2015


BWW Reviews:  IKE AT NIGHT, How Lethargic Was It?BWW Reviews: IKE AT NIGHT, How Lethargic Was It?
Posted: Jan. 13, 2015


BWW Reviews:  Satire Lives On in DYING FOR ITBWW Reviews: Satire Lives On in DYING FOR IT
Posted: Jan. 13, 2015


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BWW Reviews:  Volatile, Discomforting DISGRACED Earns Its PulitzerBWW Reviews: Volatile, Discomforting DISGRACED Earns Its Pulitzer
Posted: Oct. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Nathan Lane Gives a Master Class in IT'S ONLY A PLAYBWW Reviews: Nathan Lane Gives a Master Class in IT'S ONLY A PLAY
Posted: Oct. 10, 2014


BWW Review:  Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNBWW Review: Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic TreatmentBWW Reviews: Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic Treatment
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


BWW Reviews:  ROCKY's Unusual Love Story Sings BeautifullyBWW Reviews: ROCKY's Unusual Love Story Sings Beautifully
Posted: Mar. 14, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Stoppard's THE REAL THING Sings Its Heart OutBWW Reviews: Stoppard's THE REAL THING Sings Its Heart Out
Posted: Oct. 31, 2014


BWW Reviews:  New and Improved SIDE SHOW Fleshes Out Its Story of Conjoined TwinsReview: New and Improved SIDE SHOW Fleshes Out Its Story of Conjoined Twins
Posted: Nov. 18, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, a Dynamic Father/Daughter DramaBWW Reviews: Feiffer's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, a Dynamic Father/Daughter Drama
January 27, 2015

Emotions emerge as a successful playwright and his actress daughter wait for her opening night NY Times review.
BWW Reviews:  Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor TreesBWW Reviews: Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor Trees
January 23, 2015

Sub-par singing and surface acting curse this chamber production.
BWW Reviews:  YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)BWW Reviews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)
January 22, 2015

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas have been added to the top-flight ensemble.
BWW Reviews:  THE CARDINALS Has Its Charms, But Little ClarityBWW Reviews: THE CARDINALS Has Its Charms, But Little Clarity
January 19, 2015

Holy men fill in for puppets in Stan's Cafe's Under The Radar production.
BWW Review:  HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, What Happened in Jersey is Finally on BroadwayBWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, What Happened in Jersey is Finally on Broadway
January 15, 2015

Jason Robert Brown dumps the artsy stuff for a big fat hilarious musical comedy.
BWW Reviews:  CONSTELLATIONS is an Ursa MinorBWW Reviews: CONSTELLATIONS is an Ursa Minor
January 14, 2015

Call Nick Payne's new play If/Then without the music or Sure Thing without the bell.
BWW Reviews:  IKE AT NIGHT, How Lethargic Was It?BWW Reviews: IKE AT NIGHT, How Lethargic Was It?
January 13, 2015

Ikechukwu Ufomadu's talk show send-up is sluggishly paced.
BWW Reviews:  Satire Lives On in DYING FOR ITBWW Reviews: Satire Lives On in DYING FOR IT
January 13, 2015

It's by tragic coincidence that the Atlantic Theater Company's newest production opens at a time when the permanent silencing of satirists is so fresh in the minds of its audience members.
BWW Reviews:  NUTCRACKER ROUGE Savors Erotic IntimacyBWW Reviews: NUTCRACKER ROUGE Savors Erotic Intimacy
December 29, 2014

Company XIV's newest version of its holiday burlesque fits beautifully into their intimate new space.
BWW Reviews:  KELLI AND MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Reunites O'Hara and MorrisonBWW Reviews: KELLI AND MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Reunites O'Hara and Morrison
December 22, 2014

The Broadway team shows great chemistry as they're joined by the New York Pops.
BWW Reviews:  NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest TestamentBWW Reviews: NOT THE MESSIAH (HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY), Eric Idle's Newest Testament
December 20, 2014

Monty Python's tale of the fellow born in the stable next to Jesus' has gone from blasphemous to delightful family fun.
BWW Reviews:  Misery Hates Company in POCATELLOBWW Reviews: Misery Hates Company in POCATELLO
December 17, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's drama of a mundane little community is in itself a rather mundane evening.
BWW Reviews:  SOUL DOCTOR's Shortened Length is a MitzvahBWW Reviews: SOUL DOCTOR's Shortened Length is a Mitzvah
December 15, 2014

After a two-month Broadway run, the story of the rockstar rabbi returns Off-Broadway with a pared-down script.
BWW Reviews:  THE ELEPHANT MAN is a Curiosity, But Far From IntriguingBWW Reviews: THE ELEPHANT MAN is a Curiosity, But Far From Intriguing
December 8, 2014

Bernard Pomerance's one Broadway play is a clinical, alienating drama.
BWW Reviews:  A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More MemoriesBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More Memories
December 7, 2014

Truman Capote's short story doesn't provide enough plot for this two-act musical.
BWW Reviews:  Paper Mill's ELF is Heavy on the Showbiz FunBWW Reviews: Paper Mill's ELF is Heavy on the Showbiz Fun
December 7, 2014

Director Eric Ankrim's solid mounting is bursting with brassy talent.
BWW Reviews:  OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Tells of a Holy Prelude to TragedyBWW Reviews: OUR LADY OF KIBEHO Tells of a Holy Prelude to Tragedy
December 2, 2014

Kateri Hall's drama dares the audience to accept a miracle.
BWW Reviews:  Mills and Reichel's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Dazzles With Wit, Melody and IntelligenceBWW Reviews: Mills and Reichel's THE UNDERCLASSMAN Dazzles With Wit, Melody and Intelligence
November 30, 2014

Peter Mills and Cara Reichel revamp their wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald musical of nearly ten years ago.
BWW Reviews:  A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS) Lacks Clear VisionBWW Reviews: A PARTICLE OF DREAD (OEDIPUS VARIATIONS) Lacks Clear Vision
November 27, 2014

Sam Shepard's riff on Sophocles is a chore to comprehend.
BWW Reviews:  A DELICATE BALANCE Stirs, but Doesn't ShakeBWW Reviews: A DELICATE BALANCE Stirs, but Doesn't Shake
November 23, 2014

Pam MacKinnon's starry production has its stumbling points.


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