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BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ultimately Grabs The Heart BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ultimately Grabs The Heart
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - April 29, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Goes Beyond Skin Deep... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter
by Larry O'Brien - April 28, 2016

JERSEY BOYS has opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The touring company moves out Sunday May 1, which does not give you a lot of time to pick a date, come up with the scratch and get your butt over there. This play rocks, and this iteration of it ... (more...)
BWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little Effect BWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little Effect
by Patrick O'Brien - April 27, 2016

Woody Allen's film is promising source material for a musical. This is what we got.... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain
by Jay Irwin - April 27, 2016

I will admit to the fact that the original 1992 film of "Newsies" is one of my guilty pleasures. So when I heard they were making a stage version of the musical I was dubious but excited. The original already made you overlook much of the schlock, cheese, historical inaccuracies and plot holes. B... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC Stage BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - April 27, 2016

Make no mistake about it: the current production of Mamma Mia!, the musical theater hit now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall is just as entertaining, just as over-the-top in all its ABBAesque glory that audiences cannot help but be awestruck by the sheer theatricalit... (more...)
BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Fall Head-Over-Glass-Heels in Love with CINDERELLA at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - April 27, 2016

Adorable, utterly romantic, and thoroughly winsome, this stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is, admittedly, a wonderful surprise---filled with dazzling stage ingenuity; a dreamy, sweeping classic score by two legendary titans of musical theater; a revised, 21st-Century-tinged n... (more...)
BWW Review: You'll Flip Your Kilt Over THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART BWW Review: You'll Flip Your Kilt Over THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART
by Herbert Paine - April 22, 2016

The National Theatre of Scotland's THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART is wonderful ~ an innovative work of interactive drama, written by David Greig, directed by Wils Wilson, and starring the enchanting Jessica Hardwick as Prudencia, David McKay, Paul McCole, Annie Grace, and Alasdair Macrae. Ric... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Farcical Felonious Fun at Ahmanson Theatre
by Cary Ginell - April 22, 2016

Occasionally we venture beyond the borders of Ventura County to see what is going on in Los Angeles, and on this occasion, we couldn't resist taking in a performance of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which is currently playing at the Ahmanson Theatre downtown. The 2013 show won Tonys for Be... (more...)
BWW Review: Raunchy, Yet Hilarious BOOK OF MORMON Hits All its Targets BWW Review: Raunchy, Yet Hilarious BOOK OF MORMON Hits All its Targets
by Paul Batterson - April 22, 2016

After seeing a villager shot in the face during a missionary trip to Uganda, Elder Price comes to a stunning revelation in the hilarious musical BOOK OF MORMON: 'Africa is nothing like THE LION KING.'... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL Strikes a Boomer Chord BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL Strikes a Boomer Chord
by Perry Tannenbaum - April 21, 2016

With two Broadway-calibre voices hitting the hits out of the park, BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is pure gold... (more...)
BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: CABARET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - April 20, 2016

Based on John Van Druten's play I Am a Camera which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's short story Goodbye to Berlin, Cabaret is based in the nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub as the Nazis were rising to power in Berlin back in 1931. The action is overseen by a Master of Ceremonies with the ... (more...)
BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood
by Michael L. Quintos - April 20, 2016

If it was possible to like... or rather, LOOOVE... the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS even more so than one already does, the lovable, fresh-faced cast of the musical's current first national tour is certainly making a really good case for it. An all-around spectacular stage show in every sense of the... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL
by Keith Waits - April 18, 2016

This week, a high-energy combination of the Motor City and the Great White Way burst into Louisville with the current Broadway Series production, Motown: the Musical, at the Kentucky Center.... (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Woodlawn BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Woodlawn
by Andrew Anderson - April 16, 2016

Memphis at the Woodlawn proves to be more dynamic and less melodramatic than the touring production, with some excellent performances from a very talented cast.... (more...)
BWW Review: Those Fetching KINKY BOOTS Return to the Pantages for Two Weeks BWW Review: Those Fetching KINKY BOOTS Return to the Pantages for Two Weeks
by Don Grigware - April 14, 2016

Following in the footsteps of La Cage Aux Folles, Billy Elliott and Priscilla Queen of the Desert, all foreign films turned into Broadway musicals, Kinky Boots, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, brings its spirited message of 'Just Be Who You Wanna Be' in a return to the Pantages for two wee... (more...)
BWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of Sacramento BWW Review: NEWSIES are the Kings of Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - April 14, 2016

'Newsies' made the headlines as a flop Disney film back in 1992, but the musical garnered a cult following that led to its 2012 revamp on Broadway. The national tour of that production, now on its final leg, carries the banner to Sacramento this week with its own outstanding effects worthy of above-... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National Theatre BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Hypnotizes and Mesmerizes at the National Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - April 11, 2016

Jersey Boys is back in DC with a production that is hypnotizing and memorizing audiences, causing them to the move and groove in their seats at the National Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL delight at Conner Palace BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL delight at Conner Palace
by Roy Berko - April 10, 2016

King is being portrayed by the very talented Abby Mueller. Mueller. Sound familiar? Her sister, Jessie Mueller, won the Tony Award for her portrayal of Carol in the original Broadway production of the show.... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Theater League BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Broadway Theater League
by Alan Portner - April 10, 2016

K-Boots based the experience of a true UK shoe factory.... (more...)
BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Engeman BWW Review: MEMPHIS at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - April 06, 2016

The Spring season is officially underway with the start of Memphis at the John W. Engeman Theatre of Northport, Long Island. The multi Tony award winner, directed excellently by Igor Goldin, runs at the gorgeous venue through May 8th and I cannot say enough about this brilliant production. The cast,... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - April 06, 2016

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - April 06, 2016

Escaping to Oz may be the fate for Dorothy, but her glorious adventure had patrons at Shea's Buffalo Theatre delighted to follow her down that infamous  yellow brick road. The lavish new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ opened last night and had the audience enraptured with the familiar story. The cla... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C. BWW Review: MOTOWN Hits Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - April 06, 2016

If you haven't heard it through the grapevine, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has arrived at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Prepare to be impressed... (more...)
BWW Review: Electric MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Thrills at the Warner Theatre BWW Review: Electric MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Thrills at the Warner Theatre
by Vanessa Michaud - April 06, 2016

With a pleasing balance of comedic and serious moments, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Warner Theatre transported audiences to that historical day in 1954 where rock n' roll legends Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley got together for a spontaneous jam session, marking a piv... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Aronoff Center For The Arts BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Kate Elliott - April 01, 2016

A booming voice narrates a seemingly ridiculous fable to a lively pantomime. Blinding smiles of eager missionaries vigorously ring doorbells and sing 'Hello.' Sharp choreography and multiple vocal parts layer in an energetic and infectious opening number. It takes just ten minutes of the THE BOOK OF... (more...)




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