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BWW Reviews: Beyond the Hype with CONTEMPORARY MENSWEAR BWW Reviews: Beyond the Hype with CONTEMPORARY MENSWEAR
by Patrick Kennedy - March 30, 2015

In crafting their book, the editors of Contemporary Menswear (Thames & Hudson, 2014) have done everything possible to avoid everything easy and obvious about their topic. Fun exercise: flip through and see if you can find a single mention of Tom Ford, or Michael Kors, or Kanye West. I had no luck ... (more...)
BWW Recap: There She Is...MISS AMERICA! Can Miss NY Pull Off a Threepeat? BWW Recap: There She Is...MISS AMERICA! Can Miss NY Pull Off a Threepeat?
by Joseph OHern - September 14, 2014

It's that time of year again as fifty-two gorgeous young ladies take to the stage in Atlantic City to compete for the coveted title of MISS AMERICA!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Scott-Vincent Borba's COOKING YOUR WAY TO GORGEOUS Is More Than A Celebrity How-To BWW Reviews: Scott-Vincent Borba's COOKING YOUR WAY TO GORGEOUS Is More Than A Celebrity How-To
by Marakay Rogers - July 28, 2013

The celebrity skin-care guru with the hip clientele brings out an advice book for beauty that makes sense -- and also makes great food... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Kirstie Clements' THE VOGUE FACTOR BWW Reviews: Kirstie Clements' THE VOGUE FACTOR
by Marakay Rogers - June 04, 2013

The former VOGUE AUSTRALIA editor lifts the lid on how to get to the top, though not always how to stay there, and discloses some startling truths about the fashion industry in the process.... (more...)
BWW Fashion Review: G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches BWW Fashion Review: G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches
by Rachel Stone - February 12, 2013

It's official: I'm in love with with G.M. Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches. I have always said that there is a very fine line between need and want. But there is no grey area with this one - these are a MUST have at all times in my beauty supply. This product, packed with delicious eye goo... (more...)
BWW Review: Zoe Alexander Changing the World of Maternity Clothes BWW Review: Zoe Alexander Changing the World of Maternity Clothes
by Rachel Stone - December 03, 2012

Steve and Adriana Walkington have redefined the world of maternity clothes in London and the world. Their line of fashionable maternity wear, Zoe Alexander, began out of love, passion and Adriana's dreams of being a fashion designer. Their line is bespoke maternity, completely cut to measure, and... (more...)
BWW Review: Karen Finley's THE JACKIE LOOK BWW Review: Karen Finley's THE JACKIE LOOK
by Gabrielle Sierra - February 23, 2010

Karen Finley's solo performance of The Jackie Look is a narrative told by a resurrected Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: GIRL POWER: THE LACY PROJECT
by Daniel Collins - February 22, 2010

Take two living dolls...literally...place them in a tiny New York apartment with a female Peter Pan, an aspiring photographer, and a heroin loving hip-hop artist, all to tell a story about how women, their mothers and friends relate and you have yourself THE LACY PROJECT, now at The Strand.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jeffrey Wright Delivers Solid Performance at the Kranzberg
by Chris Gibson - February 20, 2010

After experiencing some initial success in the world of cabaret last year, Jeffrey Wright has returned to the Kranzberg Arts Center for a weekend of sold out performances. With the encouragement of mentors Lina Koutrakos and Rick Jensen, Wright has fashioned a show centered around the theme of 'The ... (more...)
'Black Pearl Sings!' Tells Soulful Story 'Black Pearl Sings!' Tells Soulful Story
by Nancy Grossman - February 16, 2010

This play with music digs deep into the heritage of song and shows how two diverse women discover and reclaim their own souls by helping each other find meaning in the tragedies and challenges of their lives.... (more...)
'Dreamgirls' Lacks Soul 'Dreamgirls' Lacks Soul
by Jan Nargi - February 10, 2010

High-tech production values crush the heart of this national touring revival despite great voices and generally strong performances... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL BWW Reviews: CLOTHES FOR A SUMMER HOTEL
by Matthew David - February 10, 2010

If you have ever spent an afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and had the opportunity to study some of the sketches done by Michelangelo Buonarroti or Leonardo Da Vinci you will be able to understand the feeling that accompanies seeing a lesser work by a creative genius. The drawings are fas... (more...)
BWW Reviews: COMIC POTENTIAL at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren BWW Reviews: COMIC POTENTIAL at 2nd Story Theatre in Warren
by Randy Rice - February 04, 2010

Comic Potential is Alan Ayckbourn's take on television of the future where actors are not actors at all, but machines. Given the success of James Cameron's Avatar, Ayckbourn might be on to something.... (more...)
REVIEW: Piwacket Theatre for Children Continue Season with Debut of SNOW WHITE AND THE 8TH DWARF
by Chris Gibson - January 31, 2010

Piwacket Theatre for Children celebrates their 18th year in existence with the charming debut of their 18th original production SNOW WHITE AND THE 8TH DWARF (playing through January 30, 2010 at the Black Cat Theatre). This particular take on the famous fairy tale attempts to communicate the importan... (more...)
REVIEW: ELIANE ELIAS Gives Terrific Performance at the Sheldon January 23rd
by Chris Gibson - January 25, 2010

Eliane Elias is a superbly talented performer, having started on piano at age six in her native Brazil (Sao Paulo). She's grown up with the sounds of Bossa Nova wafting through the air and airwaves, and has become a proponent of this movement that's continued to entertain audiences for over 50 years... (more...)
REVIEW: Kelli O'Hara Performs Exquisite O.C. Cabaret Debut, Ends 1/24 REVIEW: Kelli O'Hara Performs Exquisite O.C. Cabaret Debut, Ends 1/24
by Michael L. Quintos - January 24, 2010

Add 'Cabaret Queen' to this woman's long list of accomplishments. When three-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara steps in front of an audience and sings, you feel like you're in the presence of a true star. During her much too short cabaret concert at the Orange County Performing Arts Center's Samueli Th... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SIGNS OF A NEW DAY at Z. Alexander Looby Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 23, 2010

Signs of a New Day is not a perfect play, by many measures, but the fact that it focuses on Looby - whose name almost every Nashvillian most certainly knows, but someone about whom they know precious little - elevates it to near-perfection. Thanks to German's extensive research and dedication to det... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 101 DALMATIANS MUSICAL at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 22, 2010

You don't have to be a dog lover to enjoy The 101 Dalmatians Musical, but it doesn't hurt! Now onstage at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall, the national touring company of the musical by Dennis DeYoung and BT McNicholl delivers a production that is pleasantly diverting, tun... (more...)
REVIEW: Black Rep Opens 33rd Season with 1960's take on ROMEO AND JULIET
by Chris Gibson - January 21, 2010

In director Chris Anthony's notes in the program she discusses the question of relevance where Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET is concerned. She correctly points out that 'Shakespeare wrote a story about two families that are fighting and two teenagers that are in love. If you have ever fought or fal... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ray Bradbury Charms With WISDOM 2116
by Don Grigware - January 20, 2010

Ray Bradbury's Wisdom 2116/ conceived, directed & choreographed by Steve Josephson/ Fremont Centre Theatre/ through February 27.... (more...)
BWW Review: RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 15, 2010

Led by the superb Mike Baum and Lydia Bushfield, it's a fast-paced comic tour de force for Wyckoff's talented players who deliver the goods with charm and wit. First presented on Broadway in the 1990s - to much critical acclaim and audience ardor - the script for Rumors is given the requisite tweaki... (more...)
Fabel Directs Fantastic Foursome in 'Fabuloso' Fabel Directs Fantastic Foursome in 'Fabuloso'
by Nancy Grossman - January 12, 2010

An alternative lifestyle comedy that is long on laughs and absent politics is a welcome addition to the theatrical canon. The only messages here are of the life-is-short and it's-never-too-late variety.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Vagabond
by Daniel Collins - January 11, 2010

'Man of La Mancha' is a satisfying evening's entertainment at Baltimore's Vagabond Theater, just don't look for Broadway caliber voices on Vagabond's diminutive stage.... (more...)
REVIEW: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Presents a Charming Production of A CHRISTMAS STORY
by Chris Gibson - December 21, 2009

I distinctly recall the very first time I saw the film version of A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983). I sat alone in a nearly empty theatre as it unspooled, all the while thinking it deserving of a much better fate. So you can imagine my surprise when it became a cult hit, and then a full-fledged holiday trad... (more...)
REVIEW: IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS comes to the Stage of the Fox Theatre through Dec 27
by Chris Gibson - December 21, 2009

I originally saw Paul Blake and David Ives' adaptation of the 1954 movie WHITE CHRISTMAS back in 2006 at the Muny. There have been some minor changes made to it since then, but it still follows the basic plot of the movie fairly closely. In fact, most of the changes center on the inclusion of additi... (more...)


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