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BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forw... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and fo... (more...)
BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 15, 2017

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BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C. BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - May 01, 2017

Strikingly refined yet pleasingly grounded and altogether delightful, the gorgeous 2015 Broadway musical stage adaptation of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS---inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1951 movie musical of the same name---is a sweepingly lush, dance-centric production that combines the high-brow s... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San Jose BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San Jose
by Robert Sokol - April 27, 2017

Deborah Cox and company make THE BODYGUARD easy to consume pop nostalgia in a slick production that makes few demands and delivers on the expected soundtrack highlights.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - April 27, 2017

Getting Kinky In Sarasota... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Toe-taps Its Way to the Altria Theater
by Jeremy Bustin - April 27, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is part of the 2016-2017 Broadway in Richmond series.... (more...)
BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT... at TPAC Could Change Your Life BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT... at TPAC Could Change Your Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 26, 2017

The power of theater to transport and to transform is felt most acutely - experienced most vividly - in Simon Stephens' play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based upon the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall thro... (more...)
BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - April 26, 2017

A scinitillating revival of Kander and Ebb's CABARET is playing on the Shea's stage and this re-imagined classic feels both fresh and disturbing in appropriate ways.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - April 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Web... (more...)
BWW Review: MOVE - BEYOND - LIVE ON TOUR at Fox Theatre is Amazing with Julianne & Derek Hough! BWW Review: MOVE - BEYOND - LIVE ON TOUR at Fox Theatre is Amazing with Julianne & Derek Hough!
by Katie Laban - April 24, 2017

Detroit welcomed Julianne Hough and Derek Hough's Move - Beyond - Live On Tour to the Fox Theatre on April 23rd to a sold out crowd and the superstar dance duo put on quite the show! The Hough siblings and their troupe of dancers performed a non-stop, high-energy dance show with some special surpris... (more...)
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...)