Fort Lauderdale Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - July 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as on... (more...)
BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - July 09, 2017

New City Players presents the comedy Twelfth Night (also known as What You Will) by William Shakespeare published in his 1623 First Folio. The first recorded performance was on February 2, 1602, at Candlemas, the formal end of Christmastide in the year's calendar. The play expands on plot elements d... (more...)
BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - June 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by A... (more...)
BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - June 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls.... (more...)
BWW Review: PROOF at NEW CITY PLAYERS BWW Review: PROOF at NEW CITY PLAYERS
by John Lariviere - June 04, 2017

Oh, the traits and tendencies we inherit from our parents: Height, eye and hair color, athletic ability, intelligence, a pleasant singing voice, a distinctive laugh, diabetes . . . mental instability! That is in perplexing subject at hand in the Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn. ... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. Aft... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's AIDA is Perfection Written in the Stars
by Trevor Durham - April 22, 2017

Slow Burn's AIDA will change your life and move your heart along the Nile, thanks to the phenomenal cast and masterful technical work.... (more...)
BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Wick Theatre BWW Review: GUYS AND DOLLS at The Wick Theatre
by Roger Martin - April 07, 2017

There's a lovely presentation of a beloved old musical at Boca Raton's Wick Theatre... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - March 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL at Arsht Center - It's a Love Fest for Carole King
by Roger Martin - February 17, 2017

the homage to singer songwriter Carole King, and there were whistles, woo hoos and woots... (more...)
BWW Review: Slow Burn's TITANIC a Haunting, Soulful Dirge BWW Review: Slow Burn's TITANIC a Haunting, Soulful Dirge
by Trevor Durham - January 28, 2017

Director Patrick Fitzwater has grasped the drama of the cold, dark tale to present an almost operatic tragedy and a roaring score only he could wrestle onto the stage.... (more...)
BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - October 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. ... (more...)
BWW Review: UNLIKELY HEROES at Mizner Park BWW Review: UNLIKELY HEROES at Mizner Park
by Roger Martin - February 18, 2016

The really nice thing is that this is the first world premiere I've seen in a long time that doesn't need editing. A tight one act. It'll go.... (more...)
BWW Review: Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon 2016 - A Sweet Race With Ultimate Bling on Valentine's Day BWW Review: Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon and Half Marathon 2016 - A Sweet Race With Ultimate Bling on Valentine's Day
by Christina Mancuso - February 15, 2016

Love was in the air when the 10th annual Publix Fort Lauderdale A1A Marathon, Half Marathon, Koman's 'Run for the Pink' 6K, Ft. Lauderdale 5K, and A1A Kids Fun Run took place on Valentine's Day 2016. A field of nearly 4,000 runners and walkers skipped pancakes in bed with their sweetie and instead t... (more...)
BWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City Stage BWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City Stage
by Roger Martin - January 27, 2016

These babes would stop a 747 in full flight at thirty-five thousand feet.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE at Thinking Cap Theatre BWW Reviews: A MAP OF VIRTUE at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - October 14, 2015

This piece is wound so tight it damn near twangs.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ALIENS at The Alliance Theatre BWW Review: THE ALIENS at The Alliance Theatre
by Roger Martin - September 22, 2015

The Acting Outshines the Writing at Alliance... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at Thinking Cap Theatre BWW Reviews: WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at Thinking Cap Theatre
by Roger Martin - September 03, 2015

It's a Big, Fat, Glorious Two Act Inside Joke...... (more...)
BWW Review: LAZY FAIR at MAD CAT BWW Review: LAZY FAIR at MAD CAT
by Roger Martin - September 01, 2015

Get Your Greed at Mad Cat... (more...)
BWW Reviews: VINCENT RIVER at Ground Up & Rising BWW Reviews: VINCENT RIVER at Ground Up & Rising
by Roger Martin - August 26, 2015

A minimalist production with a terrific performance.... (more...)
BWW Review: SHORTS GONE WILD 3 at Island City Stage/City Theatre BWW Review: SHORTS GONE WILD 3 at Island City Stage/City Theatre
by Roger Martin - August 21, 2015

SHORTS GONE WILD 3 is a satisfying, enjoyable evening. A rarity for the 10 minute play format.... (more...)
BWW Review: Gen Y's Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is 'So Very' and So Much More BWW Review: Gen Y's Florida Premiere of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is 'So Very' and So Much More
by Matt Tamanini - August 17, 2015

There is something killer going on in Orlando's theatre scene, and I mean that in the best possible way. Since debuting with a production of CABARET in January, Gen Y Productions has staged thrilling Florida premieres of two of New York's most buzzed-about new works, a risky proposition for a theatr... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at The Arsht Center BWW Reviews: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at The Arsht Center
by Roger Martin - July 14, 2015

Gyring and Gimbling in the Wabe... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CASA VALENTINA at GableStage BWW Reviews: CASA VALENTINA at GableStage
by Roger Martin - June 04, 2015

...where the tough guys cater to their girls within... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Actors' Playhouse BWW Reviews: THE BOOK CLUB PLAY at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - June 03, 2015

Watch out, there's dreck afoot in Coral Gables... (more...)