Nancy Grossman

Nancy Grossman From producing and starring in family holiday pageants as a child, to avid member of Broadway Across America and Show of the Month Club, Nancy has cultivated her love of the art and respect for the craft of theatre. She fulfilled a dream when she became an adult-onset tap dancer in the early 90's ("Gotta dance!"); she fulfills another by providing reviews for BroadwayWorld.com and serving on the Executive Board of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE). Nancy is an alumna of Syracuse University and a retired Probation Officer-in-Charge in the Massachusetts Trial Court system.
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BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester StageBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester Stage
Posted: Aug. 12, 2016


BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
Posted: Aug. 9, 2016


BWW Review: Bridge Rep Revamps Swimmingly With DOG PADDLEBWW Review: Bridge Rep Revamps Swimmingly With DOG PADDLE
Posted: Aug. 11, 2016


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Posted: Dec. 7, 2015


BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Some Kind of WonderfulBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Some Kind of Wonderful
Posted: Nov. 8, 2015


BWW Review: Huntington Theatre Company's Glamorous A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICBWW Review: Huntington Theatre Company's Glamorous A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Posted: Sep. 25, 2015


BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's FORUM: A Comedy TonightBWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's FORUM: A Comedy Tonight
Posted: Sep. 14, 2015


BWW Review: Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS in Boston Premiere at New RepBWW Review: Arthur Miller's BROKEN GLASS in Boston Premiere at New Rep
Posted: Sep. 12, 2015


BWW Review: SWEET CHARITY: Good for Your Heart and SoulBWW Review: SWEET CHARITY: Good for Your Heart and Soul
Posted: Apr. 5, 2016


BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY: RSVP Now!BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY: RSVP Now!
Posted: Apr. 20, 2016


BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester StageBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester Stage
August 12, 2016

There's good news and bad news in the Gloucester Stage production of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. The inspiring song cycle from 1995 shows the composer's promise that has been fulfilled, as evidenced by his three Tony Awards, and there is much to enjoy in both the music and lyrics (when you can hear them). The five-member cast features quality vocalists, but they often lose focus while they are busily moving around the stage in Director Robert Walsh's zeal to substitute action for the nonexistent connective libretto.
BWW Review: Bridge Rep Revamps Swimmingly With DOG PADDLEBWW Review: Bridge Rep Revamps Swimmingly With DOG PADDLE
August 11, 2016

Bridge Rep dives into its fourth year with the U.S. premiere of Reto Finger's DOG PADDLE (Or, Struggling Inelegantly Against Drowning), translated by Lily Sykes and directed by Israeli Stage founder Guy Ben-Aharon. While maintaining their expected standard of excellence, Bridge Rep expands their tent to include new actors and a new (to them) venue. The cast of five gives intelligent character interpretations that leave room for each audience member to experience the play through their own lens.
BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
August 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered!
BWW Review: THE LAST SCHWARTZ in New England Premiere at Gloucester StageBWW Review: THE LAST SCHWARTZ in New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage
July 12, 2016

Let's hope that THE LAST SCHWARTZ is not the last we'll see of the combined works of Deborah Zoe Laufer and Paula Plum. Following the success of the pairing of playwright and director in last summer's hilarious hit OUT OF STERNO, Gloucester Stage Company reunites the talented tandem for a pleasure ride to the dilapidated country home of the dysfunctional Schwartz family in Lake Huntington, New York. The witty, insightful New England premiere is given its due by a crackerjack cast who look like they've been performing together for months, not days.
BWW Review: Book Passage on Fiddlehead's SHOW BOATBWW Review: Book Passage on Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT
June 26, 2016

SHOW BOAT inaugurates a partnership between Fiddlehead Theatre and Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. The lavish, spectacular production is co-directed by Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, features a 27-piece live orchestra, and a cast of 50 triple-threat performers. The costumes by Stephens are to die for and the musical numbers are triumphant. If only it had a little more heart.
BWW Review: Benjamin Evett Makes a Big Splash With ALBATROSS at Gloucester Stage CompanyBWW Review: Benjamin Evett Makes a Big Splash With ALBATROSS at Gloucester Stage Company
June 22, 2016

Benjamin Evett recreates his 2015 Elliot Norton Award-winning solo performance of The Mariner in ALBATROSS, co-written by Evett and Matthew Spangler. Rick Lombardo is back at the helm as director, and plans have been announced to take the play to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and Off-Broadway in January.
BWW Review: The Golden Age of Broadway at The Boston PopsBWW Review: The Golden Age of Broadway at The Boston Pops
June 17, 2016

The Boston Pops has been winning the affection of audiences in Boston and beyond for 131 seasons with programs like The Golden Age of Broadway and featured performers Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Laura Osnes, and Justin Hopkins. Keith Lockhart was on the podium and Lidiya Yankovskaya was Guest Chorus Conductor with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
BWW Review: Reagle's CAROUSEL: A Sublime RideBWW Review: Reagle's CAROUSEL: A Sublime Ride
June 16, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston opens its 48th season with its first-rate production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic CAROUSEL. A triumvirate of women - Jennifer Ellis, Jessica Kundla, and Leigh Barrett - give sparkling performances, augmented by Broadway veteran Ciaran Sheehan, but Rachel Bertone's choreography makes this one of the best rides for the summer season.
BWW Review: World Premiere Musical LOBSTER GIRL Homegrown at Stoneham TheatreBWW Review: World Premiere Musical LOBSTER GIRL Homegrown at Stoneham Theatre
June 14, 2016

Written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes, with original music and lyrics by local actor/director/writer/composer Steven Barkhimer, LOBSTER GIRL is set in Cape Ann, Massachusetts. The homegrown production features about a dozen songs of eclectic genres that serve as the tug boat to the laden book. The water hasn't reached a boil yet for this crustacean.
BWW Review: Last Call for Boarding MUD BLUE SKYBWW Review: Last Call for Boarding MUD BLUE SKY
June 4, 2016

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston concludes its third season with Marisa Wegrzyn's MUD BLUE SKY. Tickets are available for three remaining shows this weekend. Director Bridget Kathleen O'Leary draws colorful performances from Leigh Barrett, Deb Martin, and Veronica Anastasio Wiseman as three world-weary flight attendants, and Kaya Simmons as their adolescent pot-dealer.
BWW Review: Lindsay Crouse Enlivens LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Gloucester Stage CompanyBWW Review: Lindsay Crouse Enlivens LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Gloucester Stage Company
May 30, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company opens its 37th season with LETTICE AND LOVAGE as a star vehicle for Academy Award-nominated Gloucester resident Lindsay Crouse. Written by Peter Shaffer (EQUUS, AMADEUS) for beloved British actress Dame Maggie Smith, Crouse takes on the title role of tour guide Lettice Douffet and makes it her own with panache and good humor. Marya Lowry is her incredulous employer Lotte Schoen and together they raise the bar for the art of verbal sparring. The esteemed scene partners feast on Shaffer's rich language and throw themselves into the theatrical shenanigans of the play, with supporting silliness well-represented by Janelle Mills and Mark Cohen.
BWW Review: World Premiere of Gabridge's BLOOD ON THE SNOWBWW Review: World Premiere of Gabridge's BLOOD ON THE SNOW
May 16, 2016

BLOOD ON THE SNOW imagines the details of the morning after the Boston Massacre. On March 6, 1770, the acting Royal Governor met with his advisors in the Council Chamber in the Old State House to determine how to restore calm and prevent further bloodshed. The event was a watershed moment for the citizens of Boston on the road to the American Revolution. Patrick Gabridge, the Bostonian Society, and the National Park Service stage the production in the very room where history was made, and the audience becomes the virtual 'fly on the wall.'
BWW Review: Another Country Heard From: Scandinavian Stage Debuts With I CALL MY BROTHERSBWW Review: Another Country Heard From: Scandinavian Stage Debuts With I CALL MY BROTHERS
May 12, 2016

Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage, Guy Ben-Aharon helmed a staged reading of Swedish-Tunisian playwright/author Jonas Hassen Khemiri's I CALL MY BROTHERS last night in Nordic Hall at the Scandinavian Cultural Center in West Newton. The first-ever theatrical performance at SCC was in partnership with the Center for Arabic Culture and featured a quartet of Boston actors: Ramona Lisa Alexander, Greg Maraio, Nael Nacer, and Gigi Watson.
BWW Review: ROOSEVELVIS: On the Road with Teddy and ElvisBWW Review: ROOSEVELVIS: On the Road with Teddy and Elvis
May 11, 2016

ROOSEVELVIS is the latest production of the TEAM, a Brooklyn-based ensemble dedicated to making new work about the experience of living in America today. Fusing stage and screen, music and dance, humor and pathos, and gender bending portrayals, the show makes liberal use of film to chronicle a fanciful road trip from the Badlands to Graceland, one woman's much-needed journey of self-discovery.
BWW Review: Murder Mystery Classic LAURA at Stoneham TheatreBWW Review: Murder Mystery Classic LAURA at Stoneham Theatre
May 9, 2016

Recent IRNE Award-winner Sarah Gazdowicz directs LAURA with a steady hand, garnering especially strong performances from Alexander Cook as Detective Mark McPherson and Steven Barkhimer as Waldo Lydecker. Jasmine Rush coolly plays the title character, an attractive career woman whose portrait infatuates the detective investigating her murder.
BWW Review: FREUD'S LAST SESSION: Believe It Or NotBWW Review: FREUD'S LAST SESSION: Believe It Or Not
May 4, 2016

New Repertory Theatre closes its season with Mark St. Germain's FREUD'S LAST SESSION, an imagined meeting between Dr. Sigmund Freud and scholar/author C.S. Lewis. The pair skillfully debate the question of God's existence as England gears up for war with Nazi Germany. Jim Petosa deftly directs Joel Colodner and Shelley Bolman as the two academics in this cerebral play.
BWW Review: A GREAT WILDERNESS: Bring Your Moral CompassBWW Review: A GREAT WILDERNESS: Bring Your Moral Compass
May 3, 2016

Zeitgeist Stage Company presents the Boston area premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's A GREAT WILDERNESS, set in a gay conversion camp in Idaho. A gentle Christian counselor takes on one final camper before his retirement, but the boy wanders off into the woods, setting in motion a physical search for him and soul-searching for the adults in his life. The plot gets lost in the woods with the missing boy, resulting in a very different play than anticipated.
BWW Review: HOME OF THE BRAVE World Premiere at Merrimack Repertory TheatreBWW Review: HOME OF THE BRAVE World Premiere at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
April 26, 2016

Step back from the craziness of the current election season and into the zaniness of a fictional farcical political campaign in Lila Rose Kaplan's HOME OF THE BRAVE. Sean Daniels directs an ensemble cast in this good old-fashioned comedy, featuring family values, a dollop of magic, and a potential nominee you can wholeheartedly support. Loosely inspired by Moliere's TARTUFFE, Kaplan's play is the perfect antidote to real presidential politics.
BWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE in New England PremiereBWW Review: WE'RE GONNA DIE in New England Premiere
April 24, 2016

WE'RE GONNA DIE is a sweet and weird song cycle, the perfect vehicle for Company One Theatre and the engaging Obehi Janice, backed up by a four-piece band that kicks it on the stage of Oberon. Playwright Young Jean Lee takes us through a series of life lessons by telling stories about pain, loneliness, illness, loss, and love, using humor and music to make us feel alright about the inevitable. It is definitely worth an hour of your time.
BWW Review: UNSAFE: What's Your Terror Level?BWW Review: UNSAFE: What's Your Terror Level?
April 22, 2016

Boston Public Works presents Jim Dalglish's UNSAFE - a psychological thriller, a look at one family's attempt to live a normal life after the devastating losses of 9-11. Are we far enough removed from the event to be able to see it as fodder for drama? The play is powerful, relentless, and unsettling, building tension and terror up to an explosive, raw catharsis. UNSAFE offers authentic performances across the board and design elements that capture the emotional essence of the story. This one will leave you thinking - and feeling.


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