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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...)
BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Has A Plethora of Family-Friendly Acts Up Its Sleeve
by Rachel Weinberg - March 22, 2017

Come one, come all to CIRCUS 1903-THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS that has landed in Chicago with plenty of razzle dazzle circus acts and exhilarating feats to make this show a treat for the whole family. Directed by Neil Dorward, and featuring two magnificently rendered elephant puppets from Significant O... (more...)
BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Making Waves in Jacksonville BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Making Waves in Jacksonville
by Heather Vollman - March 22, 2017

The curtain set sail as the orchestra led an overture riddled with recognizable tunes. Two rows behind me, an adorable little girl clad in turquoise fins and a long red wig bounced up and down in her seat, eager for the show to begin. From behind a brilliantly dressed proscenium, Diana Huey popped o... (more...)
BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - March 16, 2017

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call.... (more...)
BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?' BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird - March 16, 2017

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago ... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME Shines in Boston BWW REVIEW: CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME Shines in Boston
by Jan Nargi - March 16, 2017

The ingenious stage adaptation of Mark Haddon's popular mystery novel THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME invites the audience into the challenging world of 15-year-old Christopher Boone (Adam Langdon on opening night) whose exceptional brain is trapped inside an emotionally stunted bod... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Buell Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - March 15, 2017

There's nothing like seeing a new musical that feels like it was ripped from the Golden Age. An American in Paris, currently on tour at the Buell Theatre, brings out a definitive theatrical recipe you rarely witness of late.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - March 13, 2017

Pondering a good way to spend time with the baby boomer in your life? Look no further than the current touring production of "BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL," which chronicles the earlier years of King's songwriting career.... (more...)
BWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL BWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ronn Burton - March 10, 2017

OKC Broadway presents the national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL March 7th-12th, 2017 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Staged by Schele Williams (associate director from the Broadway production, originally directed by Charles Randolph-Wright) MOTOWN delivers a buzzing, delightful evening of your favor... (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - March 09, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic.... (more...)
BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Broadway Sacramento BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - March 09, 2017

I should probably say that A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is murderously hilarious. But the Tony Award winner isn't quite an over-the-top farce. The show's music might remind you of anything from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, or perhaps even a ... (more...)
BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House! BWW Review: Disney's THE LION KING Concludes a Triumphant Sold-Out Engagement at Detroit Opera House!
by Katie Laban - March 07, 2017

Disney's The Lion King concluded a sold-out engagement on Sunday, February 26th at The Detroit Opera House where it had a triumphant four-week return that grossed over $6.8 million at the box office and entertained more 84,000 theatre goers during thirty-two performances. It is the fourth time for t... (more...)
BWW Review: Quirky Musical Farce GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Kills at OC's Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Quirky Musical Farce GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Kills at OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - March 03, 2017

Genuinely one of the funniest musical comedies to ever grace Broadway, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER easily proves quite early on---and pretty much throughout its two uproarious acts---why it won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. Filled with hilarious sight gags, wickedly witty banter, ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at the Hippodrome Confounds Movie-Lovers BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD at the Hippodrome Confounds Movie-Lovers
by Kristen Price - March 03, 2017

THE BODYGUARD, which officially opened last night in Baltimore at the Hippodrome, is a strange little hybrid of a musical. On one hand, it's a pretty straightforward love story about a girl falling for a boy who has been hired to protect her. On the other, it's a jukebox musical using the works of W... (more...)
BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH at Fisher Theatre is a Definite Must-Have Experience! BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY ITCH at Fisher Theatre is a Definite Must-Have Experience!
by Katie Laban - March 03, 2017

There is no other show like Hedwig and the Angry Inch. There is no other experience like Hedwig and the Angry Inch. There is only one Hedwig and it is definite must-have experience at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Offends and Entertains Masterfully BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Offends and Entertains Masterfully
by Dylan Shaffer - February 27, 2017

With shirts clean and pressed, and haircuts precise, the cast of The Book of Mormon tapped back into my heart as they did when the tour stopped in Pittsburgh four years ago. Since then, much has changed, both with the cast and with the societal conscience, but one thing remains the same: the show is... (more...)