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 Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIPBWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
Posted: Jun. 26, 2014


BWW Reviews: CORALINE: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: CORALINE: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Aug. 13, 2014


BWW Reviews: Bailiwick's CARRIE: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Bailiwick's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Jun. 3, 2014


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


Spoilers Revealed for New Season of BBC's DOCTOR WHOSpoilers Revealed for New Season of BBC's DOCTOR WHO
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


BWW Reviews: TO MASTER THE ARTBWW Reviews: TO MASTER THE ART
Posted: Sep. 24, 2013


BWW Reviews: WE THREE LIZAS Scores with Glitz, Glitter and HeartBWW Reviews: WE THREE LIZAS Scores with Glitz, Glitter and Heart
Posted: Dec. 11, 2013


BWW Reviews: CORALINE: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: CORALINE: THE MUSICAL
August 13, 2014

Fans of the Neil Gaiman novel of the same name will find a much more true adaptation of the book than in the 2009 film.
Spoilers Revealed for New Season of BBC's DOCTOR WHOSpoilers Revealed for New Season of BBC's DOCTOR WHO
July 24, 2014

Show runner Steven Moffat tantalizes with some spoilerific details of what's ahead for the time-traveling doctor and his companions in season eight
'The Flash' adds to Gallery of Villains'The Flash' adds to Gallery of Villains
July 24, 2014

The CW's superhero The Flash has his hands full in his freshman season as producers announce another villain has been added to the series.
BWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIPBWW Chicago Reviews: THE LAST SHIP
June 26, 2014

Sting's heartfelt and emotional musical 'The Last Ship' is mostly sea-worthy in its pre-Broadway tryout.
BWW Reviews: Bailiwick's CARRIE: THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Bailiwick's CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
June 3, 2014

Bailiwick's electrifying production of the cult classic, infamous Broadway flop 'Carrie: The Musical' deserves a look.
BWW Reviews: The Laughs Come in Bulk in Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLARBWW Reviews: The Laughs Come in Bulk in Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR
May 14, 2014

Hillarious mallwalking with Babs in BUYER & CELLAR
BWW Reviews: This OZ Less Great, More TerribleBWW Reviews: This OZ Less Great, More Terrible
May 2, 2014

Off to see the Wizard? Stop by Oz Park, instead.
BWW Reviews: Take a Worthy Stroll Down This AVENUE QBWW Reviews: Take a Worthy Stroll Down This AVENUE Q
May 1, 2014

Directory L. Walter Stearns scores again with Mercury's home-grown production of 'Avenue Q.'
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


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