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BWW Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA National Tour
by Keith Waits - October 06, 2015

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is A Lovely Night... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Slays 'Em On Tour
by Misha Davenport - October 05, 2015

Equal parts Gilbert and Sullivan and Edward Gorey, the Tony award winning musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER finally hits Chicago for a limited engagement through Oct. 11 and it was worth the wait.... (more...)
BWW Review: Vibrant New SOUND OF MUSIC Opens at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - October 01, 2015

Perhaps the best known musical of all time Rodgers' and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music has remained a family favorite since the 50s. Number one, the score is to die for; secondly, the book is dramatically fulfilling with a real life family being torn asunder by the ravages of fascism. Touches of r... (more...)
by Michael Rabice - September 30, 2015

Disney's Theatrical Productions high energy stage version of the 1992 film NEWSIES opened last night at Shea's after a tryout at New Jersey's PAPERMILL PLAYHOUSE and subsequent Broadway run. Based on the Disney film,  Harvey Fierstein's book delineates the struggle in 1899 of a group of newsboys wh... (more...)
BWW Review: Kicking at the Hippodrome: Nearly Perfect KINKY BOOTS
by Jack L. B. Gohn - September 30, 2015

That you're going to have a wonderful time at Kinky Boots is something I don't have to tell you. If you're a theatergoer with a pulse, you'll have heard about the musical's great success (six Tonys, two-and-a-half years on Broadway). And you'll probably know that it was crafted from a movie that was... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - September 26, 2015

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center... (more...)
BWW Review: 42ND STREET at the Capitol Theatre is Dynamic and Dazzling
by Tyler Hinton - September 24, 2015

The new national tour of 42ND STREET, originating at the Capitol Theatre before beginning its tour route across the country, presents a dynamic, fresh-faced cast tapping its way through a visually striking production.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Mambos Onto The TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - September 23, 2015

You don't have to be an aficionado of Dirty Dancing, the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as a mismatched romantic duo brought together by some sexy dance moves at a Catskills resort, to find yourself loving every moment of Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage, now ensconced ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION Finds His Voice in His Father's Song
by Jan Nargi - September 19, 2015

One man, two chairs, six guitars and 15 songs mark the road from loss to redemption for singer-songwriter Benjamin Scheuer in his haunting autobiographical solo musical THE LION launching its national tour at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Mass.... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Buell Theatre
by colin roybal - September 17, 2015

Roald Dahl's magical story, Matilda, is one of my childhood favorites. It's a dark story about a little girl who triumphs in the face of adversity. When her family tries to suppress her desire to read and learn, she finds solace in her stories, and unlocks the magic within her books.... (more...)
BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Lakewood Cultural Center
by colin roybal - September 17, 2015

Anything Goes is a classic Cole Porter masterpiece filled with flashy song and dance numbers, farcical antics, and an intricate plot. It's a tough show to mount, because it involves a large cast and must be carefully directed to bring out the humor and drama in the show. Performance Now Theatre Comp... (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway San Jose's THE LION KING is Magical!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - September 15, 2015

Broadway San Jose at the Center for the Performing Arts plays host to Disney's THE LION KING now through October 4 only. That's the most important thing you need to know because if you're one for keeping a bucket list of must-see things to do and see before you 'exit stage left,' then this show is ... (more...)
BWW Review: There is Magic in PIPPIN
by E.H. Reiter - August 28, 2015

PIPPIN is playing at the San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, August 30th. For shoetimes and ticket information go to (more...)
by Vickie Evans - August 27, 2015

Motown: The Musical - a snapshot of one of the most successful musical era driven by one man with big dreams: Berry Gordy... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National Tour
by Jan Nargi - August 22, 2015

The sex may be in the heels, but in KINKY BOOTS the fun is in Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning score, a bouncy pop techno-disco party which keeps the musical's pedestrian plot from (ahem) dragging the show down.... (more...)
BWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy Circus
by Jay Irwin - August 17, 2015

Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin" is one of those under appreciated musicals. It definitely has its problems but if done well it can deliver the goods. Well, the current tour of the recent Broadway run certainly delivers those goods. Not only does it retain the dark edginess of the story but it's also ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a Beautiful Production, Well Worth the Trip from the Coachella Valley and Inland Empire
by Audrey Liebross - August 10, 2015

The new touring production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, currently playing at the Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa, is a must-see. The music, costumes, and sets are hauntingly beautiful and the performances are generally superb. Katie Travis, as Christine Daae, is a standout.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PIPPIN Soars to New Heights
by Elee Schrock - August 03, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Broadway Across America's THE BOOK OF MORMON at Capitol Theatre
by Blair Howell - July 31, 2015

Hello, Salt Lake City. 'The Book of Mormon' in Sal Tlay Ka Siti is something incredible.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Stages St. Louis' Delightful and De-Lovely ANYTHING GOES
by Chris Gibson - July 24, 2015

When you've been reviewing shows for a while you're bound to see a few more than once or twice. And, while I've had the opportunity to see ANYTHING GOES a couple of times before, I can honestly say this is the finest production I've been privileged to attend. Packed with a slew of memorable tunes (m... (more...)
BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON Gives Big, Bright Wonderful Hello to Fresno
by Harmony Wheeler - July 17, 2015

Unconventional theatre that honors conventional, musical theatre classics. F bomb after F bomb that somehow manage to be surprisingly inoffensive. Hilarious joke after joke opposite shocking reality. "Book of Mormon" is full of pairs. It even begins with a very catchy number titled "Two by Two," in ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MOTOWN the Musical at Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - July 16, 2015

I grew up on vinyl records, 'hit parades' and transistor radios tuned to the AM dial. I love Motown Music. But I felt skeptical about a breezy staged extravaganza about Berry Gordy's mercurial career. Five minutes into the opening medley, this stunning production won me over. This is NOT your assemb... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Joyous, Crowd-Pleasing KINKY BOOTS
by Misha Davenport - July 10, 2015

The national tour of KINKY BOOTS returns to Chicago with all the energy, heart and soul of the original pre-Broadway tryout in tact.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: WICKED at Paramount a Bit Flat but Still Wicked
by Jay Irwin - July 10, 2015

I don't think many theater nerds need to argue the virtues of Stephen Schwartz's hit show "Wicked" currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. It's one of those shows that's widely and verbally loved by aficionados and general theatergoers alike. So when the tour comes through town it's bound to h... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PIPPIN at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle West - July 10, 2015

Like most theatre enthusiasts, I've always enjoyed Stephen Schwartz's score for PIPPIN, with "Magic To Do" and "Corner Of The Sky" easily being my favorite songs. That being said, the original production of the show (which, admittedly, I knew only from the VHS recording of the original Broadway cast... (more...)