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BWW Reviews: It's A Good Play CHARLIE BROWN
by Tina Saratsiotis - June 19, 2012

Will Charlie Brown ever win a baseball game or the love of a certain red-haired girl? Will Linus let go fo his blanket or Sally find her philosophy? Will Lucy become queen and Schroeder the next Beethoven? Will suppertime ever come soon enough for Snoopy?... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS at the Kennedy Center is mmmmmmmmm Marvelous!
by Charles Shubow - June 18, 2012

See the four-time Tony Award winner and you won't miss a beat.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Mobtown Players' BENT is an Act of Defiance
by Daniel Collins - June 18, 2012

To be gay was to be a criminal in Nazi Germany. Martin Sherman's play, 'BENT,' takes on the issue of homosexuality under Hitler's rule in this 2-act, 2+ hour production now at Baltimore's Mobtown Players theater.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MUSIC MAN at Arena Stage - A Melodious Masterpiece
by Charles Shubow - June 17, 2012

This is a Music Man not to be missed. It's filled with great music, superb acting, lovely voices, and superb dancing.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WELL at The Strand Plays with Humor and Grace
by Tina Saratsiotis - June 13, 2012

"This play is not about my mother and me," says Lisa Kron at the beginning of her autobiographical play, WELL . Of course,WELL is all about the playwright and her long-suffering mother. It's a funny and sad examination of the intensely complicated relationship of mothers and daughters where love... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Time Catches Up: THE HOT L BALTIMORE
by Daniel Collins - June 11, 2012

What do three prostitutes, an old man, a brother and sister on their way to Utah, a man seeking his grandfather, a faded southern belle, among others, all have in common? They're all about to be evicted from 'The Hot L Baltimore,' now at the Spotlighters Theater.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Charles Shubow - June 06, 2012

Oh what a circus, oh what a show...THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS extended to July 8 by popular demand.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Minding 'THE GAP' at Glass Mind Theatre
by Brent Englar - June 05, 2012

Glass Mind Theatre's third-annual short-play festival pairs playwrights with play settings submitted by audience members.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU at Everyman Theatre - A Hit in Every Way
by Charles Shubow - June 05, 2012

You can take it to the bank though, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU is a hit!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Iron Crow's THE TYPOGRAPHER'S DREAM Sweetly Examines Modern Reality
by Giordana Segneri - June 03, 2012

A typographer, a geographer and a stenographer sit down at a bar. There's no punch line to be found in Iron Crow Theatre Co.'s production of Adam Bock's The Typographer's Dream, but rather an unveiling of personalities and of how so often what we do is inseparable from who we are.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: XANADU at the Signature Theatre is Just Plain Delicious
by Charles Shubow - May 30, 2012

XANADU will bring you ninety minutes of non-stop fun and enjoyment.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: E. Faye Butler in Concert at Center Stage
by Charles Shubow - May 18, 2012

Baltimore welcomes E. Faye Butler in her all-new act, 'What a Difference a Diva Makes'.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE WHIPPING MAN at Center Stage
by Charles Shubow - May 09, 2012

'Let My People Go' given a new meaning in this terrific production... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LAS MENINAS at Columbia's Rep Stage
by Charles Shubow - May 02, 2012

Complex play by Lynn Nottage Deserves Your Attention... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Get Up Close and Personal with DOLLY at Spotlighters Theatre
by Giordana Segneri - April 30, 2012

There's nothing more personal than theater in the round, especially when it's on such an intimate scale as that at Spotlighters Theatre where there's a maximum of three rows of seating on each side. And it seems a fitting way to get to know Dolly Gallagher Levi, star of Hello, Dolly!, since her grea... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Welcome Back to the 60s: HAIRSPRAY at Toby's Baltimore
by Jack L. B. Gohn - April 29, 2012

The portrayal of Edna by Lawrence B. Munsey is outstanding; more than any other Edna I've seen, Munsey brings out the femininity and vulnerability of the character without sacrificing her drag queen strut at appropriate moments.... (more...)
BWW Recaps: DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - April 23, 2012

Surprise guest, lyricist Alain Boublil appears on stage at Baltimore's Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to the delight of an SRO crowd... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Retooling Makes Rep Stage's LAS MENINAS Strong and Tragic
by Jack L. B. Gohn - April 21, 2012

I was intrigued as soon as I heard that Director Eve Muson was bringing the show to a professional company. My sense was that Muson felt she could build a better product on the same platform of stars, costume and set. She was right. The end product is a modern historical tragedy that obviously speak... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Sanctified Skullduggery - INCORRUPTIBLE at UMBC
by Jack L. B. Gohn - April 19, 2012

The monastery must now meet the demand for an "incorruptible," a corpse that never decomposes, the Rolls-Royce of relics. Marie seems ready to be pressed into service over what may be her dead body. And only a bona fide miracle will save the day.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Shakespeare Theatre Company's STRANGE INTERLUDE is Reduced but Riveting
by Charles Shubow - April 16, 2012

See why Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize winning play was banned in Boston.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Iron Crow Theatre’s THE SOLDIER DREAMS Wages War on Death Through Joy and Dancing
by Giordana Segneri - April 16, 2012

In his notes about the play, director Steven J. Satta-Fleming writes that The Soldier Dreams "is no more a play about AIDS than The Wizard of Oz is the story of a cyclone," and it's interesting how AIDS and homosexuality, while important catalysts, are both omnipresent and barely there in this beaut... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BROTHERS SIZE Mezmerizes at Everyman Theatre
by Lori Weglein - April 11, 2012

Get to Everyman Theatre if you want to see something completely different, something completely captivating, something almost surreal in theater. The Brothers Size, by Tarell Alvin McCraney, is a play about two brothers living in the mystic bayou of Louisiana.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DARWIN IN MALIBU - An Engaging Evening
by Daniel Collins - April 05, 2012

Award-winning actor/playwright/director Mark Squirek offers his insights as a Guest Reviewer into the Mobtown Theater's current production of Darwin in Malibu by Crispin Whittell, a work that's as much about faith as it is evolution.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS at Centerstage
by Tina Saratsiotis - March 30, 2012

If you're in the mood for entertainment both magical and meaningful, step Into the Woods with Centerstage. The play, co-produced with the Westport Country Playhouse and directed by Mark Lamos, is beautifully staged as it trips lightly through a mix of classic stories before turning down a different... (more...)
BWW Reviews: INTO THE WOODS at Center Stage is a Triumph
by Charles Shubow - March 29, 2012

Another Sondheim musical at Center Stage is a huge success... (more...)