Misha Davenport

Misha Davenport Misha Davenport is a Chicago-based freelance writer, blogger, critic and singer. He studied playwriting at Michigan State University under the late Arthur Athanason. He has been covering theater in the Windy City for more than a decade at the Chicago Sun-Times and currently as a contributor to BroadwayWorld.com. He is a fierce advocate and lover of live theater from shows in 50-seat storefronts to big Broadway blockbusters.
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BWW Reviews: Marriott Lincolnshire's Daring SPRING AWAKENINGBWW Reviews: Marriott's Daring SPRING AWAKENING
Posted: Jan. 18, 2016


BWW Preview: Porchlight's Doll House Set for FAR FROM HEAVENBWW Preview: Porchlight's Doll House Set for FAR FROM HEAVEN
Posted: Jan. 25, 2016


BWW Reviews:  PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFSBWW Reviews: PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFS
Posted: Jan. 29, 2016


BWW Recap: Barry & Patty Heat Things Up on THE FLASHBWW Recap: Barry & Patty Heat Things Up on THE FLASH
Posted: Jan. 19, 2016


10 on Tuesday with Patrick Rooney10 on Tuesday with Patrick Rooney
Posted: Feb. 2, 2016


ON THE RECORD: Heathers: The MusicalON THE RECORD: Heathers: The Musical
Posted: Jan. 29, 2016


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW TV Recap: Death Comes to THE FLASHBWW TV Recap: Death Comes to THE FLASH
Posted: Mar. 18, 2015


BWW Recap: Never Mind the Trickster, Who the Heck Is Reverse Flash on THE FLASH?BWW Recap: Never Mind the Trickster, Who the Heck Is Reverse Flash on THE FLASH?
Posted: Mar. 31, 2015


BWW Recap: One Canary Too Many on ARROWBWW Recap: One Canary Too Many on ARROW
Posted: Feb. 11, 2015


BWW Recap: The Rise of Darth Ollie on ARROWBWW Recap: The Rise of Darth Ollie on ARROW
Posted: Apr. 29, 2015


BWW Recap: We say Goodbye to Several Cast Members on ARROWBWW Recap: We say Goodbye to Several Cast Members on ARROW
Posted: Apr. 15, 2015


BWW Recap: Video games, AIDS, the 'L' Word on LOOKINGBWW Recap: Video games, AIDS, the 'L' Word on LOOKING
Posted: Mar. 8, 2015


On the Record...with Leeds HillOn the Record...with Leeds Hill
February 10, 2016

Leeds Hill shares what's on his playlist
10 on Tuesday with Patrick Rooney10 on Tuesday with Patrick Rooney
February 2, 2016

BWW Reviews:  PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFSBWW Reviews: PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFS
January 29, 2016

Pride Films and Plays heats up the Uptown Underground with BOYS IN BRIEFS: AT THE BEACH!
ON THE RECORD: Heathers: The MusicalON THE RECORD: Heathers: The Musical
January 29, 2016

BWW Preview: Porchlight's Doll House Set for FAR FROM HEAVENBWW Preview: Porchlight's Doll House Set for FAR FROM HEAVEN
January 25, 2016

Porchlight director Rob Lindley finds theatrical inspiration in garage sale, antique store and flea market finds for his latest production, FAR FROM HEAVEN
BWW Recap: Barry & Patty Heat Things Up on THE FLASHBWW Recap: Barry & Patty Heat Things Up on THE FLASH
January 19, 2016

Barry (AKA THE FLASH, played by Grant Gustin) toys with the idea of telling Patty (Shantel VanSanten) about his secret identity and a new villain able to slow down time (The Turtle, played by Aaron Douglas) on this week's ep of THE FLASH.
BWW Reviews: Marriott Lincolnshire's Daring SPRING AWAKENINGBWW Reviews: Marriott Lincolnshire's Daring SPRING AWAKENING
January 18, 2016

Aaron Thielen's daring production of SPRING AWAKENING is turning heads at Marriott.
BWW Chicago Critics' Favs of 2015BWW Chicago Critics' Favs of 2015
December 31, 2015

The Broadway World Chicago team of critics looks back on the 2015 theater season for what we were most thankful for. Here's our list:
BWW Review: A Feel Good GOTTA DANCEBWW Review: A Feel Good GOTTA DANCE
December 30, 2015

Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell scores again with a light-hearted, uplifting GOTTA DANCE.
BWW Recap: An End to 'Ollicity' on ARROW?BWW Recap: An End to 'Ollicity' on ARROW?
December 9, 2015

A line is literally drawn in the sand as Ollie (aka Green ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) proceeds with his plans to clean up Star City bay as Damien Dahrk (Neal McDonough) retaliates in the most bloody way possible. We've got a quiver of ammo and our eye on the target, we'll get you caught up.
BWW Recap: Mark Hamill Returns to THE FLASHBWW Recap: Mark Hamill Returns to THE FLASH
December 8, 2015

Christmas comes early as STAR WARS' Mark Hamill returns as villain James Jesse (aka Trickster). Sit a spell. We'll get you caught up to speed.
BWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEARESTBWW Reviews: A Camp Classic CHRISTMAS DEAREST
December 4, 2015

The prince of Chicago Camp, David Cedra is back with a laugh-out-loud homage to Charles Dickens' immortal A Christmas Carol, CHRISTMAS DEAREST.
BWW Review: Theo Ubique's MY WAY Honors SinatraBWW Review: Theo Ubique's MY WAY Honors Sinatra
December 3, 2015

December 12 marks the 100th birthday of music icon Frank Sinatra and Theo Ubique's winter cabaret is serving up a timely, well-sung tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes, MY WAY...A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. Anyone burnt out on the usual holiday fare will find it a soothing tonic.
BWW Recap: ARROW Targets Legends of YesterdayBWW Recap: ARROW Targets Legends of Yesterday
December 2, 2015

Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) continues to threaten both Teams FLASH and ARROW, forcing the gang to bring the fight to Central City, the home turf of Barry (aka THE FLASH, played by Grant Guston) and part two of our crossover event. Keep your eye on the target, we'll get you caught up.
BWW Recap: A Legendary Crossover on THE FLASHBWW Recap: A Legendary Crossover on THE FLASH
December 2, 2015

Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) threatens Kendra (aka Hawkgirl, played by Ciara Renee), Barry (aka THE FLASH, played by Grant Gustin) has her hold up in Star City under the watchful eye of Ollie (aka Green ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) in part one of the two-night crossover event. We've got our running shoes on, we'll get you caught up in a flash.
BWW Reviews: A Hauntingly Beautiful BURNING BLUEBEARDBWW Reviews: A Hauntingly Beautiful BURNING BLUEBEARD
November 30, 2015

A grisly tale about the worst theater tragedy in American history in which approximately 600 mostly women and children lost their lives ends up being both life and art-affirming.
BWW Review: Quest Sings a Sweet CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: Quest Sings a Sweet CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 30, 2015

Quest presents a sweet, musical version of Dickens' holiday classic.
BWW Review: A Heartfelt, Nostalgic A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMASBWW Review: A Heartfelt, Nostalgic A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
November 23, 2015

Emerald City's holiday production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is a treat for young and old alike. As television holiday classics go, you can't get much better thant 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' and Eric Schaeffer's stage adaptation offers up a sweet, live action version that that is itself an instant holiday classic.
BWW Recap: A Dark Secret in the ARROW BrotherhoodBWW Recap: A Dark Secret in the ARROW Brotherhood
November 18, 2015

Ollie (aka Green ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) uncover the truth about Diggle's brother. Hint: it involves Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Thea (aka Speedy, played by Willa Holland) loses it and Felicity (Emily Brett Rickards) is again adorkable in this week's ep, Brotherhood. Keep your eye on the target, we'll get you caught up.
BWW Recap: THE FLASH Engages in Gorilla WarfareBWW Recap: THE FLASH Engages in Gorilla Warfare
November 17, 2015

Hyper-intelligent super villain Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov) makes a monkey out of Barry (aka THE FLASH, played by Grant Gustin) when he kidnaps Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker). Strap on those running shoes, because we're off on this recap.


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