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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...)
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...)






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