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BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre BWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - April 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world.... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans! BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre is the Perfect Show for Detroit & Motown Music Fans!
by Katie Laban - April 21, 2017

If there is one show that is perfect for Detroit, Motown the Musical would be it. Every aspect that there is to love about Motown Records and the music that came out of it is there in the show, plus the great adoration and respect that is gives to the Motor City. Whether you are a fan of Motown musi... (more...)
BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See
by Blair Howell - April 20, 2017

SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - April 19, 2017

The latest musical to grace the stage at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre is the U.S. tour of the jukebox musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Featuring a book by Douglas McGrath it showcases the early life and career of singer and songwriter Carole King. The music and lyrics featured in the produ... (more...)
BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD
by Courtney Symes - April 19, 2017

How does a musical do justice to the late Whitney Houston? By casting Grammy Award-nominated Deborah Cox in the role originated by Houston. The Bodyguard the Musical is based off of the 1992 film, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. It ran in London's West End from December 2012-August 201... (more...)
BWW Review: FUN HOME Swaggers into Heinz Hall BWW Review: FUN HOME Swaggers into Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - April 13, 2017

Imagine growing up as a closeted lesbian with a closeted gay father. Try explaining that one to your mother. Through the life of daughter Alison, the Bechdel family's story comes to life in Fun Home.... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - April 13, 2017

In the best possible way, Something Rotten is a circular argument celebrating its own existence. It's a glorious, hilarious, tuneful tribute to that pinnacle of theatrical entertainment, the modern, mainstream American musical.... (more...)
BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable
by David Clarke - April 10, 2017

Deborah Cox stepped back into Houston's footsteps when she was cast as Rachel Marron in the US national tour of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL. Cox has recently released I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, an eight track EP of her singing songs featured in the musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall BWW Review: AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - April 07, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth Radiates Elegance in an Intimate Evening... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning! BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!
by Christine Swerczek - April 06, 2017

Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann…what do these four people have in common? An insane amount of songwriting talent! A history filled with awards. And a story worth telling through their melodies and lyrics.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE KING AND I Evokes Something Wonderful BWW Review: THE KING AND I Evokes Something Wonderful
by Dylan Shaffer - April 06, 2017

A journey to the Far East reveals extravagant sets, ornate costumes, and symphonic melodies in The King and I's return to Pittsburgh. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has been delighting audiences for over half a century with the jokes that remain funny, orchestrations that endure beautifully, an... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - April 05, 2017

SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center... (more...)
BWW Review: Stunning THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Fox Theatre BWW Review: Stunning THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - April 03, 2017

Magicians have always found a home on stage, whether it was during vaudeville's heyday or on Broadway, and THE ILLUSIONISTS is proof that this association is still going strong (of course, the art of magic goes back many centuries, long before either existed). I have to confess that I've never actua... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Christina Hoth - March 31, 2017

Kinky Boots stomped its way into the Music Hall at Fair Park this week, starting the early summer heat off on the right foot for Dallas Summer Musicals.  This high energy, feel good, family friendly show has a quiet way of loudly speaking its truth.... (more...)
BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre BWW Review: 'Dancing in the Street' with MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Old National Centre
by The Marriage Matinee - March 30, 2017

Imagine an era full of raw energy, vivid passion, and a thirst, drive, and talent that is unparalleled in American musical history. This vibrant scene is revived in MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, an embodiment of a people's voice that speaks to the soul of America. It evokes its dreams and its drive, and the a... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL:THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Music Hall BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL:THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Music Hall
by Sara Brown - March 29, 2017

Beautiful plays at Music Hall until April 2nd. For tickets go to http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/49167/2117653?_ga=1.198954607.194164842.1490800264.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - March 29, 2017

FRESH NEW SOUND OF MUSIC SOARS So many fans of the beloved film THE SOUND OF MUSIC are unaware that the blockbuster film with Julie Andrews was based on the 1959 Broadway stage musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for Mary Martin. While not an instant hit with theatre critics on opening nig... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular BWW Review: THE LION KING at the Eccles is Spectacular
by Tyler Hinton - March 27, 2017

The national tour of Disney's THE LION KING, currently playing at the new Eccles Theater, is filled with visual spectacle and larger-than-life wonder. THE LION KING is more than just a musical.  It is an experience that is not to be missed and unlikely to ever be forgotten.... (more...)
BWW Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall BWW Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - March 27, 2017

Chicago Comes to Sarasota!... (more...)
BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - March 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of... (more...)
BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati BWW Review: Audience Captivated by THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, at Aronoff Center Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - March 24, 2017

Full of bombast, flashing lights, music, and spectacle, The Illusionists provides eye-popping feats performed by seven different magicians.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland
by Roy Berko - March 23, 2017

When the 2016-17 Key Bank Broadway series was announced, I was ecstatic. Three of my favorite recent Broadway shows were listed: 'Something Rotten,' 'An American in Paris,' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.'... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Stylish Evening of Wit and Musical Memories
by Frank Benge - March 23, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that tells the story of the early life and career of Carole King with a book by Douglas McGrath, using songs that she wrote, often together with Gerry Goffin, and other contemporary songs by Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others. Th... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - March 22, 2017

As I've stated before, theater should speak to people. This production of Cabaret spoke volumes to me and feels particularly poignant in today's political climate.  ... (more...)
BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - March 22, 2017

Deborah Cox, the Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop music star now headlining the national tour of The Bodyguard - the stage musical based upon the 1992 film - proves herself to be every inch the star. From the very first moment she appears onstage, clad in Tim Hatley's eye-popping costume as 'Queen... (more...)