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BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons
by Tina Collins - September 29, 2016

A high energy musical history of The Four Seasons that hits all the right notes.... (more...)
BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES Charming Family Fare BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES Charming Family Fare
by Frank Benge - September 28, 2016

NEWSIES is a Disney Theatrical Productions musical based on their 1992 film Newsies. The original film took its inspiration from the Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. NEWSIES has a book by Harvey Fierstein with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman. It premiered at the Paper Mill P... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes Alive at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - September 22, 2016

The Saenger Theatre kicked off its 2016 Broadway in New Orleans season with the classic musical "THE SOUND OF MUSIC," this week, and after the opening performance, Canal Street was just as alive as Maria's beloved hills as patrons sang songs from the musical on their way home.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Struts Sex, Heels, and Acceptance to Pittsburgh BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Struts Sex, Heels, and Acceptance to Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - September 21, 2016

What is the most beautiful thing in the world? Nature? Love? Food? What if I told you that for some, the answer was shoes? That is the exact mantra the Price family has passed down though the generations and unto the most recent heir, Charlie. When it comes his turn to take over the family shoe busi... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS New National Tour Begins at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS New National Tour Begins at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse
by Natasha Ashley - September 20, 2016

JERSEY BOYS, the harmonious hit jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is touring the country again. The latest national tour of the audience-pleasing Tony Award-winning musical started off last week in Syracuse's historic Landm... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is Great Fun at The Fox Theatre BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is Great Fun at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - September 19, 2016

So, this was my first time seeing A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, and as the plot began to unfold, I was struck by its similarity to a film I saw many years before. Growing up I remember watching selections from the Janus Films collection on my local PBS station (KETC, channel 9 in St. Louis),... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Omaha Community Playhouse BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - September 16, 2016

SISTER ACT is a simple story about nuns in wimples who are taught to let loose in song by a nightclub singer who is cloistered at the convent in hiding from the hoods. This story isn't just black and white. Well, maybe it is. But this foot stomping musical set in 1970's Philadelphia is fun, no matte... (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Arvada Center
by Chris Arneson - September 16, 2016

The Arvada Center is kicking off its 41st season by taking you to church, and maybe heaven, too, if you let it.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Opens at DPAC BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Opens at DPAC
by Taryn Oesch - September 14, 2016

'Kinky Boots' plays at DPAC through September 18... (more...)
BWW Review: Feel the Love at THE LION KING BWW Review: Feel the Love at THE LION KING
by E.H. Reiter - September 09, 2016

THE LION KING comes to the San Diego Civic Theatre through October 2nd.... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES Continues to Win Audiences' Affection in LA BWW Review: NEWSIES Continues to Win Audiences' Affection in LA
by Ellen Dostal - September 01, 2016

I already knew Disney's NEWSIES had developed cult status before I saw the show. Its legions of loyal 'Fansies' have championed it from the very beginning. But even I wasn't prepared for the audience's screams of appreciation for the hard-working boys - and one girl - who form the heart of the curre... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and Joy BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Returns With All the Same Sparkle and Joy
by Patrick Rybarczyk - August 31, 2016

When I saw Kinky Boots here in Chicago during its pre-Broadway tryouts, I left the theatre with a huge smile on my face. While the show does have its share of heavier moments, it is also full of so much joy. As it returns for a short run to the Oriental Theatre, I was thrilled to see it maintained t... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Gets Better and Better with Each Visit to Connor Palace BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Gets Better and Better with Each Visit to Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - August 25, 2016

When KINKY BOOTS played Playhouse Square in April of 2015, while still running on Broadway, it was a really good performance. The show is back again and, believe it or not, it's even better this time around.... (more...)
BWW Review: Something WICKED This Way Comes BWW Review: Something WICKED This Way Comes
by Paul Batterson - August 19, 2016

It's hard to imagine this but the musical WICKED is now a teenager. The Stephen Schwartz musical, based on the story of the Wizard of Oz as told from the Wicked Witch of the West's prospective, debuted on Broadway in 2003 and captured theatre goers' rapture and attention.... (more...)
BWW Review: RTC's Revived CABARET Tour Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center BWW Review: RTC's Revived CABARET Tour Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - August 16, 2016

CABARET's Tony Award-winning 1998 Broadway revival co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, still stands, arguably, as the show's definitive stage iteration. That same vibrant Roundabout Theatre Company production rightly serves as the basis for the newer 2014 revival that is now in the midst of ... (more...)
BWW Review: Dark and Thrilling National Tour of CABARET Plays Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Dark and Thrilling National Tour of CABARET Plays Segerstrom Center
by Don Grigware - August 15, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circ... (more...)
BWW Review: GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - August 12, 2016

'A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder' is a delightful current work that leans heavily on the British Music Hall tradition of broad comedy and clever plot twists. 'The Gentlemen's Guide' won the 2014 Tony Award for best new musical play. Imagine a game of 'Clue' writ large. 'Gentlemen's Guide' i... (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS Tears Down the House in Jacksonville Beach BWW Review: MEMPHIS Tears Down the House in Jacksonville Beach
by Michael Lipp - August 08, 2016

It's a thrilling experience for an audience when the curtain opens and there is an explosion of pure energy that grabs you and does not let go until the curtain call. The musical MEMPHIS has exploded on the stage of Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, garnering much deserved p... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES Delivers 'Something to Believe In' BWW Review: NEWSIES Delivers 'Something to Believe In'
by Kailey Hansen - August 01, 2016

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BWW Review: IF/THEN at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: IF/THEN at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - July 28, 2016

'If/Then,' now playing through Sunday at the Starlight Theatre, is a show the audience wants to love. It is chock full of big songs, great performances, and memorable dancing. Sets are cleverly designed to resemble impressionist versions of everyday New York big city locations that have the ability ... (more...)
BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Delightful New THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Delightful New THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - July 27, 2016

A surprisingly well-done, beautifully-paced production that feels like a truly fresh revival of something many of us have forever seared in our brains, this brand new, Jack O'Brien-helmed national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC---now on stage at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Me... (more...)
BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
by Heather Nadolny - July 25, 2016

Cirque du Soleil has arrived in Tysons Corner with KURIOS - CABINET OF CURIOSITIES, a breathtaking, exquisitely detailed adventure into a dystopian dreamworld and all of the wonders within it.... (more...)
BWW Review: National Tour Of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Is A Dream Come True BWW Review: National Tour Of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Is A Dream Come True
by Jeffrey Walker - July 25, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA I just experienced at the Kennedy Center renewed my faith in the show: it is a delight for all the senses, possesses dazzling stagecraft, and is performed by a cast that mines the romance, danger, and intrigue from the story and score. I declare this production a dream come ... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPA BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at DCPA
by Chris Arneson - July 25, 2016

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is one of those shows where you can't help but fall in love with the nostalgia of it all.... (more...)
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...)






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