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 sits on the board of the not-for-profit arts group Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and resides in Rogers Park, just steps away from the emerging theater district located there. 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: Intimate, Lush Production of Sondheim's PASSION Ignites the StageBWW Reviews: Intimate, Lush Production of Sondheim's PASSION Ignites the Stage
Posted: Mar. 30, 2014


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BWW Interviews: PATTI ISSUES Star Ben Rimalower Shares his Favorite LuPone MomentsInterviews: Ben Rimalower of PATTI ISSUES
Posted: Jun. 11, 2013


BWW Reviews: Drury Lane's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything ButBWW Reviews: Drury Lane's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything But
Posted: Aug. 23, 2013


BWW Reviews: WICKED on Tour - 10 Years of Emerald ShineBWW Reviews: WICKED on Tour - 10 Years of Emerald Shine
Posted: Nov. 5, 2013


BWW Reviews: Touring FLASHDANCE Nearly Makes a SplashBWW Reviews: Touring FLASHDANCE Nearly Makes a Splash
Posted: Aug. 8, 2013


BWW Reviews: Intimate, Lush Production of Sondheim's PASSION Ignites the StageBWW Reviews: Intimate, Lush Production of Sondheim's PASSION Ignites the Stage
March 30, 2014

Stephen Sondheim's Tony award-winning chamber musical has never felt more intimate than in Fred Anzevino's production.
BWW Reviews: Not Your Usual Mama: GYPSY IgnitesBWW Reviews: Not Your Usual Mama: GYPSY Ignites
February 19, 2014

Louise Pitre delivers an iconic performance unlike nothing you've ever seen in Chicago Shakespeare's 'Gypsy'
BWW Reviews: Give Up this GHOSTBWW Reviews: Give Up this GHOST
January 14, 2014

Shows like 'Ghost: The Musical' are the reason I have nightmares about punctuality (specifically colons when they precede'The Musical'). There are perhaps no two words that strike fear in the heart of theater critics quite like 'The Musical.'
BWW Reviews: WE THREE LIZAS Scores with Glitz, Glitter and HeartBWW Reviews: WE THREE LIZAS Scores with Glitz, Glitter and Heart
December 11, 2013

About Face Theatre's 'We Three Lizas' has the right mix of holiday heart and camp
BWW Reviews: WICKED on Tour - 10 Years of Emerald ShineBWW Reviews: WICKED on Tour - 10 Years of Emerald Shine
November 5, 2013

'Wicked' flies back into the Oriental Theatre --the site of its historic three-and-a-half year, box office-breaking sit down.
BWW Reviews: ONCE on Tour - A Guy, a Girl and a Few Heartfelt Life LessonsBWW Reviews: ONCE on Tour - A Guy, a Girl and a Few Heartfelt Life Lessons
October 10, 2013

The first national tour of Tony-award winning 'Once' is extraordinary theater.
BWW Reviews: TO MASTER THE ARTBWW Reviews: TO MASTER THE ART
September 24, 2013

Karen Janes Woditsch reprises her celebrated 2010 off-Loop role of chef, author and TV personality Julia Child in a not-to-be-missed show.
BWW Reviews: DOUBLE TROUBLE - Two Actors and Seven Characters in Search of a Better ShowBWW Reviews: DOUBLE TROUBLE - Two Actors and Seven Characters in Search of a Better Show
September 11, 2013

'Double Trouble,' Porchlight's first offering of the season is a major misfire filled with wasted talent.
BWW Reviews: THE COLOR PURPLE a Blue-Ribbon ProductionBWW Reviews: THE COLOR PURPLE a Blue-Ribbon Production
September 3, 2013

You know you are in for some truly great singing when a featured soloist knocks it out of the park.
BWW Reviews: Drury Lane's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything ButBWW Reviews: Drury Lane's NEXT TO NORMAL is Anything But
August 23, 2013

Oakbrook Terrace's Drury Lane Theatre takes a gamble that pays off with the poignant and moving 'next to normal'
BWW Reviews: Summer Sizzles with Theo Ubique's A COLE PORTER SONGBOOKBWW Reviews: Summer Sizzles with Theo Ubique's A COLE PORTER SONGBOOK
August 13, 2013

The summer sun doesn't have anything on Rogers Park theatre troupe Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre. The group's latest, the musical revue 'A Cole Porter Songbook' puts plenty of sizzle into the summer and has now been extended through Sept. 15.
BWW Reviews: Touring FLASHDANCE Nearly Makes a SplashBWW Reviews: Touring FLASHDANCE Nearly Makes a Splash
August 8, 2013

The stage version of the movie musical about a steel town girl has a few sparks, but is in need better original tunes before it takes flight
BWW Interviews: PATTI ISSUES Star Ben Rimalower Shares his Favorite LuPone MomentsBWW Interviews: PATTI ISSUES Star Ben Rimalower Shares his Favorite LuPone Moments
June 11, 2013

Ben Rimalower, star of the hit off-Broadway show 'Patti Issues' shares his 10 favorite LuPone moments with Broadway World Chicago
BWW Reviews: BIG FISH an Epic Whale of a TaleBWW Reviews: BIG FISH an Epic Whale of a Tale
April 23, 2013

'Big Fish' offers visual sights and sounds to capture the audience hook, line and sinker.
BWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Still Soars as the Boy Who Won't Grow Up in PETER PANBWW Reviews: Cathy Rigby Still Soars as the Boy Who Won't Grow Up in PETER PAN
February 7, 2013

At 60, Rigby shows no signs of slowing down in a role she has been playing off and on for the last four decades
BWW Reviews: The BOOK OF MORMON: Chicago Cast Rings all the Right BellsBWW Reviews: The BOOK OF MORMON: Chicago Cast Rings all the Right Bells
December 27, 2012

Chicago production of Tony-award winning show 'The Book of Mormon comes into its own, rightfully deserving all the buzz and praise.
BWW Reviews: No Kinks Here, KINKY BOOTS is a Crowd-PleaserBWW Reviews: No Kinks Here, KINKY BOOTS is a Crowd-Pleaser
October 18, 2012

Broadway World Chicago reviews the pre-Broadway tryout of 'Kinky Boots'
Bailiwick's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON a Mixed BagBailiwick's BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON a Mixed Bag
October 9, 2012

'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' envisions the seventh U.S. president as Emo rockstar.
BWW Reviews: Nightblue's AVENUE Q Finds Its PurposeBWW Reviews: Nightblue's AVENUE Q Finds Its Purpose
October 8, 2012

Relatively new to the Chicago theater scene, suburban-based Nightblue scores with their original take on the Tony-award winning 'Avenue Q.'
BWW Interviews: Q&A with BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Star Matt HolzfeindBWW Interviews: Q&A with BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Star Matt Holzfeind
October 5, 2012

We chat with Matt Holzfeind, star of the Chicago premiere of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'


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