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BWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour Continues to Defy Belief at The Hobby Center BWW Reviews: WICKED National Tour Continues to Defy Belief at The Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - July 20, 2016

On October 30, 2003, the institution of what we call American Musical theatre would never be the same. This highly anticipated musical hit Broadway running with box office success and two stars top billed. The wickedly talented Idina Menzel (Elphaba) and Kristin Chenoweth (Galinda) were the talks of... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Dominates Musically In Annapolis BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Dominates Musically In Annapolis
by Cybele Pomeroy - July 18, 2016

If you belong to a particular subset of music aficionados, you may love this show. Vocally and instrumentally, the performers do an excellent job of animating beloved legends.Their musicianship is impressive and Musical Director Amy Jones has done a terrific job creating authentic-sounding rendition... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10 BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10
by Linda Hodges - July 05, 2016

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Enchants at the Orpheum Now Thru July 10!... (more...)
BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Christina Hoth - July 01, 2016

Awash in red velvet and gold fringe, the Music Hall at Fair Park stage appeared ready to drift back to the glory days of 1930's Broadway this week as the cast of 42nd Street moved their dancing feet to the Dallas Summer Musicals leg of their national tour. Originally produced in 1980, 42nd Street q... (more...)
BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - June 30, 2016

It's guns, gangsters, flappers, and booze. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY takes the audience back to the 1920's with a rowdy performance that will have you laughing in your seat.... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN Stops at the Capitol Theatre on Its Way to Broadway BWW Review: MOTOWN Stops at the Capitol Theatre on Its Way to Broadway
by Tyler Hinton - June 30, 2016

The national tour stop of MOTOWN at the Capitol Theatre is another in a series of historic events for Broadway in Utah (recently dubbed Broadway at the Eccles, after its new home). Immediately following its final Salt Lake City performance, the entire production will pack up and move to the Nederlan... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Winspear Opera House BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Winspear Opera House
by Aaron Zilbermann - June 27, 2016

The 1991 Disney film Beauty and the Beast is a spectacular work of animated musical storytelling. Belle, a type of feminist in a sense (at least within the context of Disney, especially when compared to Ariel, who taught millions of young girls just two years earlier that it is important to change w... (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Captivates at Pantages BWW Review: Tony Winning Musical BEAUTIFUL Captivates at Pantages
by Don Grigware - June 27, 2016

In the opening scene of the jukebox musical Beautiful, Carole King (Abby Mueller) is seated at the piano in concert at Carnegie Hall and is describing to the audience how life takes a turn and what results is unexpected...and beautiful. In this Tony-winning show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, w... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars at The Buell Theatre BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars at The Buell Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - June 23, 2016

We live in the Alps during the summer, in a little chalet with a magnificent view of the Dolomites. There is something majestic about those snow-capped peaks. From our hotel in Denver, we can see a similar view of the Rockies. When I saw that SOUND OF MUSIC was playing at the Buell I just had to see... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Solid Gold BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is Solid Gold
by Linda Hodges - June 22, 2016

Broadway San Jose's Motown the Musical is a solid gold hit and played to an enraptured audience last night at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Motown the record company was dreamed up by Berry Gordy in 1959 and the music world has never been the same. Gordy and his cavalcade of artists... (more...)
BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Aims to Please at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Aims to Please at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Christina Hoth - June 17, 2016

Wednesday night Dallas theatergoers sipped their wine and slipped back to the salacious days of the roaring 20's. The National Tour of Bullets Over Broadway landed for its Dallas premiere June 14th and the audience couldn't have been more welcoming. Written by Woody Allen based on a screenplay by ... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The Gateway BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - June 15, 2016

After a spectacular season kick-off Tony winning classic Anything Goes, the Gateway continues to dazzle with a rocking rendition of Tony nominee Million Dollar Quartet. On Broadway during the 2010/2011 season, this is the story of the historic jam session that included legends Elvis Presley, Johnny ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Starlight Theatre BWW Reviews: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Starlight Theatre
by Sara Brown - June 15, 2016

Growing up with fairy tales we are used to a happy ending. In the movie, the guy always gets the girl. But THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY playing at Starlight Theatre changes all of those preconceived notions.... (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL Sings Loud and Proud at Wolf Trap BWW Review: RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL Sings Loud and Proud at Wolf Trap
by Emma Kouguell - June 10, 2016

The Washington DC area is truly lucky to get the last leg of the RAGTIME - THE MUSICAL National Tour this toasty weekend. Currently playing at the Wolf Trap Filene Center until Saturday, June 11, RAGTIME's director Marcia Milgrom Dodge has pieced together a powerful show full of emotion, beautiful i... (more...)
BWW Review: The Sweet SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Cadillac Palace BWW Review: The Sweet SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Cadillac Palace
by Rachel Weinberg - June 10, 2016

Broadway In Chicago's engagement of THE SOUND OF MUSIC national tour makes for a pleasant and tuneful evening at this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Under the direction of Jack O'Brien, this production teems with a lively and joyful energy. In Kerstin Anderson, O'Brien has found a stunning anchor ... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Winspear Opera House BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle Christopher West - June 09, 2016

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL might not have the same soundtrack as Beyonce's recent LEMONADE album, but there's enough dirty laundry aired in this musical biography to rival Ms. Knowles' infamous troubles. 'So Far Away,' 'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,' 'The Locomotion,' 'It's Too Late,' and... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre is Mesmerizing BWW Review: NEWSIES at the Capitol Theatre is Mesmerizing
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2016

Everything about the national tour of Disney's NEWSIES, playing this week at the Capitol Theatre (with a rare return engagement scheduled for August due to high demand), is mesmerizing. With a rousing score, striking stage pictures, fluid movement, sympathetic characters, and athletic dancing, ther... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Over the Denver Center BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Takes Over the Denver Center
by Felicia Tassone - June 08, 2016

Beauty and the Beast, a "tale as old as time," has landed at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.  The beloved Disney musical adaptation, based on the studio's animated 1991 Best Picture Oscar nominee, still has the ability to enchant an audience of children.  And, apparently, plenty of parent... (more...)
IF/THEN's Stunning Performances Intrigue Nashville Audiences IF/THEN's Stunning Performances Intrigue Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 08, 2016

Who would have ever thought a musical about urban planning could be as effective and engaging, and as thoroughly compelling (if somewhat confusing and confounding, by turns) as If/Then, the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning (for next to normal) duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey?... (more...)
BWW Review: Love Story Heartthrobs in LOVE LETTERS Play BWW Review: Love Story Heartthrobs in LOVE LETTERS Play
by Jack L. B. Gohn - June 08, 2016

If you love Love Letters, if you want to Oliver and Jennifer again (sort of), or you just want to see two old professionals having gentle fun together, this show's for you.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - The Time Of Your Life BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - The Time Of Your Life
by Carissa Chesanek - June 08, 2016

The fun musical hits its final stage this season and you don't want to miss it... (more...)
BWW Review: The Band Is Where It's At In ROCK OF AGES BWW Review: The Band Is Where It's At In ROCK OF AGES
by Herbert Paine - June 06, 2016

The band is the essential heartbeat of rock & roll! In Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of ROCK OF AGES, Mark Foreman (keyboards), Daniel Stotz (bass), Douglas Ramlow (percussion), and Andrew Hake and Jeff Lauffer (guitars) prove the point with an explosive and electrifying nonstop perf... (more...)
BWW Review: CLO Kicks Off Season with MATILDA BWW Review: CLO Kicks Off Season with MATILDA
by Dylan Shaffer - June 03, 2016

A British encounter of a younger kind is sweeping the stage on 7th Street in downtown Pittsburgh. Matilda, the Broadway and West End hit musical about a superlative young girl with extraordinary knowledge and wit, opens the Pittsburgh CLO's summer season at the Benedum Center.... (more...)
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Campy, Madcap Fun to PPAC BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Campy, Madcap Fun to PPAC
by Robert Barossi - June 02, 2016

Going into any play, movie, television show, etc., there are certain expectations. And certain things that the audience will be asked to buy into, to embrace. If you're going to see a horror movie, expect blood and gore. If you're seeing a Tennessee Williams play, expect realism and southern drama. ... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CAST BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL SUCCEEDS WITH A STRONG CAST
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - June 01, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: A CAROLE KING MUSICAL Is A Good Time At The Hobby Center... (more...)






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