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BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 21, 2017

From the very moment audiences enter the theater at Hartford Stage for its final production of the 2016-17 season, George Bernard Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, it is immediately apparent the evening is going to be quite unique. In what has been called Shaw's "most ambitious and prophetic achievement", HE... (more...)
BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Square One Theatre BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at Square One Theatre
by Cindy Cardozo - May 17, 2017

Becoming Dr. Ruth is an uplifting show about the triumph of the human spirit.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK in New Haven BWW Reviews: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM IN NEW YORK in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 15, 2017

Yummy new musical @Long_Wharf, from the city that offers Apizza and created the hamburger.... (more...)
BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: TITANIC THE MUSICAL at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 14, 2017

Whenever one thinks about the RMS Titanic, often the first images that come to mind is the massive vessel - the largest ship of its time that was "unsinkable", which met an unthinkable fate on its maiden voyage across the sea. But what is truly remarkable about the fateful voyage are the stories of ... (more...)
BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown BWW Review: EXIT THE BODY at Town Players Of Newtown
by Sean Fallon - May 14, 2017

A New England cottage allegedly contains hidden stolen diamonds and definitely contains mysteriously appearing and disappearing presumably dead bodies. Who will discover the diamonds and make sense of this madness? Which characters may not be who they claim to be?... (more...)
BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2017

Everything today, is indeed thoroughly modern. From the cars we drive, to the mobile phones we are glued to, to the latest fashion, American society is all about following latest trends and embracing the fads of the day. This is something that has been the case for generation to generation, even the... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES BY THE CASTLE CRAIG PLAYERS at Castle Craig Players BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES BY THE CASTLE CRAIG PLAYERS at Castle Craig Players
by Sean Fallon - May 13, 2017

A quartet of highly talented singers captivate the audience with their intriguing storyline primarily told through lyrics of songs from the 1950s and 1960s. This first rate performance keeps the audience entertained from start to finish.... (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - May 06, 2017

An excellent cast brings a high energy performance of In The Heights to the Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport, CT, providing high quality entertainment with singing, dancing, and acting that captivate the audience.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - April 30, 2017

Sometimes love is unpredictable. It may come at the strangest moments, when you least expect it - even when you are at your lowest point or have suffered a recent loss. But one thing is certain, when it does come, it is hard to shake and something worth seeing through. Such is the kind of love on di... (more...)
BWW Review: LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: LIFE COULD BE A DREAM at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 23, 2017

An extremely talented cast of five puts on an amazing show with acting, singing, and dancing that brings 1950s and 1960s music, primarily doo-wop, to life in a way that keeps the audience involved and entertained throughout the entire show.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre BWW Review: CINDERELLA at Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre
by Sean Fallon - April 15, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre in Bridgeport, CT entertains while providing unique twists and positive lessons from the classic children's story CINDERELLA. The entire family will enjoy this musical with audience participation for children and music from the 1980s for their parents.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Hartford Stage BWW Review: THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - April 03, 2017

Sometimes the impact a person has on the world is not completely clear until they are gone. And when that person has the innate ability to open eyes, shift perspectives, and change the course of someone's life, it makes their absence (and their influence) that much more profound. This is the impact ... (more...)
BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at TheaterWorks BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - April 03, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about the theatre and about the rare and radiant feeling that can only come from a few hours in a darkened space connecting on an emotional level both with a set of actors and those around you sharing that common experience. Sometimes a play gets it right, s... (more...)
BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE in New Haven BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 27, 2017

is @Long_Wharf with Smart People and everywhere else.... (more...)
BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Yale Repertory Theatre BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - March 24, 2017

The American Dream. Disillusionment. Political, and personal alienation. The right to be happy. All of these concepts come to vivid life on stage in Yale Rep's latest production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's dark, but brilliant musical ASSASSINS.... (more...)
BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Downtown Cabaret Theatre BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - March 20, 2017

Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport provides a mature audience with a powerful and thought provoking performance of Spring Awakening, a well performed musical that will generate emotion and meaningful discussion.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHAPATTI at Square One Theatre Company BWW Review: CHAPATTI at Square One Theatre Company
by Cindy Cardozo - March 15, 2017

Chapatti, written by Irish playwright Christian O'Reilly, fills the house with enough comedy, drama, romance, darkness, and light that patrons will leave knowing that they have enjoyed a bold and life-affirming performance.... (more...)
BWW Review: RUMORS at Ridgefield Theater Barn BWW Review: RUMORS at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - March 13, 2017

Over-the-top characters have deliberately comical interactions at a house party in which the host has shot himself earlier in the evening, before the guests arrived. An excellent cast and compelling storyline captivate the audience in this Neil Simon farce.... (more...)
BWW Review: CLOUD 9 at Hartford Stage BWW Review: CLOUD 9 at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - March 13, 2017

Sexual politics, liberation and the cost it weighs on those seeking it (and from whom they are seeking it from), and the fluidity of expression (both in gender and in sexuality) are all on display at Hartford Stage in its latest production of Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9.... (more...)
BWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long Wharf BWW Review: NAPOLI, BROOKLYN at Long Wharf
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - February 28, 2017

A taste of Italian life via Brooklyn.... (more...)
BWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - February 27, 2017

'There is no present or future-only the past happening over and over again - now." These words from Eugene O'Neill's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN illustrate so poignantly the emotions on display on stage at Playhouse on Park in their current production of the O'Neill classic. Whether the past being re... (more...)
BWW Review: Opera House Players' THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM at Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: Opera House Players' THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM at Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - February 13, 2017

It's always a pleasure catching up with an old friend, hearing stories you haven't heard in years, laughing together about inside jokes and just feeling comfortable together. These feelings can often be the same when experiencing a theatrical piece again after a long absence. What makes it even more... (more...)
BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at TheaterWorks BWW Review: SUNSET BABY at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - February 06, 2017

How do you build a world and a home at the same time? What gets lost in the struggle? How can a generation be so brilliant and so self-destructive at the same time? These are the questions that playwright Dominique Morisseau notes are what spark and guide her play SUNSET BABY, currently in its Conne... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at the Warner Theatre BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - February 06, 2017

When the first electric chords of the Warner Stage Company's THE WHO'S TOMMY reverberate through the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT, the audience knows they are in for something different. And TOMMY delivers - it rocks, and deftly tackles the difficult task of bringing an iconic piece to life on t... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - January 23, 2017

A lot can change in 500 years. Our world (and worldview) is so different than our ancestors who lived that long ago. But one thing that is as true in 2017 as it was back in the 16th century, is that audiences love a good comedy. And that is why William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, now playing... (more...)