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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/19-11/20/2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 20, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Athol Fugard's 'MASTER HAROLD'... AND THE BOYS Has, Sadly, Not Lost Its RelevanceBWW Review: Athol Fugard's 'MASTER HAROLD'... AND THE BOYS Has, Sadly, Not Lost Its Relevance
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2016

The subject of sensitive, well-intentioned white people growing up unaware of their own privilege has been receiving more and more attention in American, but back in 1982, South African playwright Athol Fugard approached the issue as experienced in his apartheid-infested homeland. (more...)

BWW Review: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, A Moving Labor TragedyBWW Review: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT, A Moving Labor Tragedy
by Michael Dale - Nov 7, 2016

The doorway to the neighborhood bar designed with great detail by John Lee Beatty for director Kate Whoriskey's tense and finely-acted mounting of Lynn Nottage's hard-hitting new drama, Sweat, is decorated with a neon light advertising Yuengling Beer, the Pennsylvania brew that dates back to 1829. (more...)

BWW Review: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD; Voices From America's School-To-Prison PipelineBWW Review: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD; Voices From America's School-To-Prison Pipeline
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2016

Placed throughout Anna Deavere Smith's revealing new theatre piece, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, are violent video clips that have become all too familiar to any American with access to YouTube. (more...)

BWW Review: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Star In Visually Gorgeous and Emotionally Stark LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESBWW Review: Janet McTeer and Liev Schreiber Star In Visually Gorgeous and Emotionally Stark LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by Michael Dale - Oct 31, 2016

An older man makes it clear that he intends to have his way with a young woman who trusted him. When she struggles, he assures her that she won't be believed if she says she wasn't asking for it, and she knows he's right. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016. (more...)

Review Roundup: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 30, 2016

The Broadway production ofáDonmar Warehouse'sáLes Liaisons Dangereuses, whicháis playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), officially opens tonight, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! (more...)

BWW Review: Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Raps Its Refugee Love StoryBWW Review: Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE Raps Its Refugee Love Story
by Michael Dale - Oct 30, 2016

Playwright Qui Nguyen is a tricky fellow. First he has an actor appear on stage, claiming to be him, welcoming the audience with the usual pre-show ritual about turning off cell phones and warning against any form of recording. (more...)

BWW Review: William Finn and James Lapine Offer A Revised Look At FALSETTOSBWW Review: William Finn and James Lapine Offer A Revised Look At FALSETTOS
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2016

The fact that William Finn and James Lapine's 1992 Broadway musical FALSETTOS began as two separate one-act musicals - parts two and three of a trilogy - that premiered Off-Broadway nine years apart makes it unique theatre piece, especially when you consider that the heighted awareness of the AIDS epidemic that occurred during those nine years gave each one, despite being about the same characters, significantly different tones. (more...)

Review Roundup: FALSETTOS Opens on BroadwayReview Roundup: FALSETTOS Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 27, 2016

TheáLincoln Center Theateráproduction ofáthe Tony Award-winning musicaláFalsettosáofficially opens tonightáat theáWalter KerráTheatre (219 West 48th Street).ááWilliam FinnáandáJames Lapine's belovedámusical áis the story of the charming, neurotic Marvin, who struggles to find an unconventional and loving extended family after leaving his wife and son for his lover Whizzer. (more...)

BWW Review: Company XIV's PARIS! Is A Big, Splashy Cavalcade of SensualityBWW Review: Company XIV's PARIS! Is A Big, Splashy Cavalcade of Sensuality
by Michael Dale - Oct 27, 2016

Despite a string of bad fortune that has kept them moving from venue to venue to venue, the genius director/choreographer Austin McCormick's Company XIV, with its distinct style mixing classical dance, burlesque, acrobatics and pop music presented in an erotic baroque fashion inspired by the courtly entertainments of France's Louis XIV, remains one of the most exciting performing arts companies New York has to offer. (more...)

BWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In City Center's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW Review: Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal Star In City Center's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Michael Dale - Oct 26, 2016

In Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1985 Pulitzer Prize winning musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the 'art of making art' can be less about applying paint to a canvas as it is about applying a signature to a check. (more...)

BWW Review: David Hyde Pierce Breathes Life Into Adam Bock's A LIFEBWW Review: David Hyde Pierce Breathes Life Into Adam Bock's A LIFE
by Michael Dale - Oct 25, 2016

The tensest, most dramatic moments in director Anne Kauffman's premiere production of Adam Bock's A Life occur whenever designer Laura Jellinek's large unit set slowly rotates horizontally, like a rotisserie, to change locations. The loud extended creaking that accompanies every change sounds like something is about to snap and make the whole thing collapse. (more...)

BWW Review: Post-War Is Hell For Women in David Hare's PLENTYBWW Review: Post-War Is Hell For Women in David Hare's PLENTY
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2016

Those who have lived through it may agree that war is hell, but for the central character of David Hare's 1978 drama, Plenty, the excitement of confusing, distracting and demoralizing the Germans in occupied France was a slice of heaven compared with living as a woman in post-war England. (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Blaemire Leads Keen's Terrific Revival Of Jonathan Larson's Self-Portrait, TICK, TICK... BOOM!BWW Review: Nick Blaemire Leads Keen's Terrific Revival Of Jonathan Larson's Self-Portrait, TICK, TICK... BOOM!
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2016

While Jonathan Larson's RENT, his 1996 East Village adaptation of Giacomo Puccini, Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa's LA BOHEME, presents a romanticized look at bohemians living in poverty for the sake of their art, his TICK, TICKů BOOM!, now getting a superb Off-Broadway revival via Keen Company, is more of a reality check. (more...)

BWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGEBWW Review: Nathan Lane and John Slattery Lead A Raucously Funny Revival Of THE FRONT PAGE
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2016

Bright bursts of light imitating the effects of flash powder photography capture the opening and closing images of all three acts of director Jack O'Brien's raucously good revival of the classic 1928 comedy, THE FRONT PAGE. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, had its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATE Takes A Futuristic Look At Sex WorkBWW Review: Sarah Jones' SELL/BUY/DATE Takes A Futuristic Look At Sex Work
by Michael Dale - Oct 19, 2016

Though solo performer Sarah Jones is rightfully celebrated for her exacting skills that quickly morph herself into a seemingly limitless collection of female and male characters of diverse ages, ethnicities, nationalities and personalities, she doesn't seem to get proper credit as a playwright. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Karam and Simon Godwin Drag THE CHERRY ORCHARD Kicking and Screaming Into The 21st CenturyBWW Review: Stephen Karam and Simon Godwin Drag THE CHERRY ORCHARD Kicking and Screaming Into The 21st Century
by Michael Dale - Oct 17, 2016

'A New Version by Stephen Karam' is the way the text is described in the credits for director Simon Godwin's production of Anton Chekhov's 1904 classic THE CHERRY ORCHARD, now being presented by Roundabout. Words like 'translation' and 'adaptation' are noticeably set aside. (more...)

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