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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...)
BWW Reviews: The Gateway's Fabulous SISTER ACT!
by Melissa Giordano - July 08, 2015

I am a longtime fan of Whoopi Goldberg with her Sister Act movies ranking as some of my all-time favorites. So, as you can imagine, I am thrilled I finally had the opportunity to see the musical adaptation that Ms. Goldberg produced on Broadway at Long Island's Gateway Theatre. This lively productio... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Take a Magical Trip to Neverland with PETER PAN Under the Threesixty Big Top
by Jeffrey Walker - July 06, 2015

To paraphrase author J. M. Barrie, 'PETER PAN is an awfully big adventure!' For children of all ages and that wide-eyed child still dreaming of Neverland within, your ticket to adventure, whimsy and danger has taken up residence in Tysons Corner through August. J. M. Barrie's classic PETER PAN has... (more...)
Broadway San Jose's BOOK OF MORMON is Heavenly Now thru July 12
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - July 02, 2015

The BOOK OF MORMON is holding court at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts now through July 12!... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - June 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Evokes Nostalgia at Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - June 27, 2015

Bottom line? If you have an opportunity to check out one of the four remaining performances at Wolf Trap this weekend, it is worthwhile to do so.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Catch PIPPIN Flying At The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - June 26, 2015

PIPPIN does what musical theatre ought to do: hooks you with a great opening number, gives you characters to love and hate, treats your senses with song, dance, costuming, sets and lights and offers fresh perspective on a timeless theme.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Still Impressive After All These Years
by Ellen Dostal - June 23, 2015

Spectacle wins out in Cameron Mackintosh's latest tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Less reinvented than it is repackaged, the crowning glory of this production is its lavish costumes and sets (by Paul Brown and Maria Bjornson respectively), an... (more...)
BWW Reviews: High-Energy MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Entertains O.C. with Non-Stop Hits
by Michael L. Quintos - June 22, 2015

For nearly three vigorous hours, MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL provides one helluva show. More like a CONCERT rather than your typical book musical, this dazzling, high-octane extravaganza of music and dance is a visual and aural feast that gamely crams in more than 60 hits from the groundbreaking record com... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Enthralls Yet Again at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - June 22, 2015

It's an old-fashioned musical comedy - but not.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PIPPIN is an Extraordinary Spectacle at the Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - June 17, 2015

Pippin is an extraordinary experience that should not be missed at the Fisher Theatre. A show filled with spectacle from start to finish that keeps the audience entertained with its amazing stunts, gorgeous costumes, and outstanding musical numbers.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: NEWSIES at the National Theatre - WOW...Does It Deliver!
by Charles Shubow - June 12, 2015

Disney musical is full of energy and entertainment.The first time I saw a snippet of this Disney produced musical based on the 1992 film (which I had always enjoyed) was on the Macy's 'Thanksgiving Day Parade'. I knew then that I had to see this show and it was exactly what I expected. It features a... (more...)
by Kyle West - June 12, 2015

Everyone knows Cinderella. As one of the Brothers Grimm's most retold tales, this story made its way through the years from the pages of books to the stage and screen. So, it may come as a surprise that, in 2013, after dozens of successful movies (several of them musicals) and a handful of star-stud... (more...)