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BWW Reviews: Gurney's Bringing Snail Mail Back with LOVE LETTERS
by Michael Dale - Sep 19, 2014

The story of a lifelong relationship between two people is told through the handwritten correspondence sent between them throughout the decades. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK BOTTOM Offers Raunch Without Wit
by Michael Dale - Sep 18, 2014

Bridget Everett's obsessively aggressive raunchiness gets tiresome very quickly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE FATAL WEAKNESS May Be Found In The Script
by Michael Dale - Sep 16, 2014

The Mint mounts a fine revival of playwright George Kelly's final Broadway effort. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Entitled Slacker Nostalgia
by Michael Dale - Sep 12, 2014

Anna D. Shapiro's Steppenwold production softens Kenneth Lonergan's satirical edges. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BOOTYCANDY is Subversively Funny and Dramatically Intriguing
by Michael Dale - Sep 11, 2014

Robert O'Hara uses hilarious sketches and sobering drama in a collage of experiences from growing up gay and black. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE Enchants at Delacorte
by Michael Dale - Sep 10, 2014

The phrase "community theatre" rarely inspires such vibrant dramatics and joyful pageantry as when the Public Theater's Public Works program takes the Delacorte stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Absurdist Satire Meets Musical Comedy in RED EYE OF LOVE
by Michael Dale - Sep 08, 2014

Alli Mauzey and Josh Grisetti shine in a a daffy, enjoyable lark. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Neugebauer Provides a Satisfying Stay at THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN
by Michael Dale - Sep 04, 2014

Lila Neugebauer directs an intriguing and touching production of A.R. Gurney's community of moments. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AND I AND SILENCE Considers The Prison Life of Free Women
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2014

Naomi Wallace's intimate drama contrasts a women's prison and the prison free women encounter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POOR BEHAVIOR is Bland Playwriting
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2014

Theresa Rebeck adds nothing fresh regarding the subjectivity of morality. (more...)

by Michael Dale - Aug 14, 2014

Ivar Pall Jonsson's pitiful attempt at allegorical whimsy lacks basic musical theatre craft. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sydney Theatre Company's THE MAIDS Goes For Jocular Over Jugular
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2014

Genet's erotically intimate drama gets played for broad laughs in Benedict Andrews' production. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sullivan's KING LEAR Lacks Serpent's Tooth Sharpness
by Michael Dale - Aug 06, 2014

Delacorte production more ritual than theatrical. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cirque du Soleil's VAREKAI Waxes Athletically of Icarus
by Michael Dale - Aug 02, 2014

Cirque's touring show riffs on flight and cheesy lounge acts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen McKinley Henderson Displays Pathos and Power in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Michael Dale - Aug 01, 2014

Stephen Adly Guirgis' new play offers crackling, streetwise dialogue and tension-packed drama. (more...)

CLONED!, THE GIG, ACADEMIA NUTS and More Top NYMF's 2014 Awards for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the winners of the NYMF 2014 Awards for Excellence. Awards are voted on by the NYMF jury and the awards were presented at the closing night celebration on July 27th at Arena Events Space. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DROP DEAD PERFECT Showcases the Legendary Everett Quinton
by Michael Dale - Jul 27, 2014

A new comedy demonstrates a knowledgeable affection for the Ridiculous style but the evening never takes off into the kind of hilarity expected. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIECE OF MY HEART Should Let The Jukebox Do The Talking
by Michael Dale - Jul 23, 2014

Bert Berns bio-musical has a swell cast, fun songs and a book that drags mercilessly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES Serves Up Twangy Charm
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2014

Encores! Off-Center brings back one of Broadway's more surprising success stories. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

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