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BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots Review BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots
by Alan Henry - June 29, 2015

There's a party happening every day at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - and that party is the Canadian production of Kinky Boots which opened Sunday night. The mostly Canadian cast, save for American newcomer Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola earned a standing ovation from the opening night audience. (more...)


VIDEO: Preview Tonight's 'Actors Studio' Featuring AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons Review VIDEO: Preview Tonight's 'Actors Studio' Featuring AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons
by TV News Desk - June 18, 2015

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, currently starring in Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD, sits down with host James Lipton on Bravo's 'Inside The Actor's Studio', airing tonight, June 18 at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ON YOUR FEET! Musical Gloriously Dances Forward In World-Premiere Production Review BWW Reviews: ON YOUR FEET! Musical Gloriously Dances Forward In World-Premiere Production
by Rachel Weinberg - June 18, 2015

In an artful blend of musical theater glamour and Latin grooves, the world-premiere musical 'On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan' brings that duo to the stage in a colorful and immensely entertaining production. This catchy jukebox musical manages to accomplish that rare feat of incorporating both dialogue and music in a way that makes the two feel of apiece, thanks to Alexander Dinelaris's clever book. With direction by Jerry Mitchell and superb choreography by Sergio Trujillo, 'On Your Feet!' will certainly have audiences in the mood for dancing. And with Ana VillafaƱe in the lead role as Gloria, the musical has certainly found the superstar that it requires. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows in World Tour Review BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows in World Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

After kicking off her world tour in Seoul just a over a week ago, followed by a total of four shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Idina Menzel held Sunday her one-night-only performance in Manila capping the Asian stretch of her 53-city concert performances. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich Experience Review BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich Experience
by David Clarke - June 02, 2015

Last week, Betty Buckley returned to Joe's Pub to debut her newest cabaret concert DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES. Thrilled to have been recognized as a chanteuse in recent reviews, Buckley programmed the evening to be the "musings of a chanteuse," packing the set with standards and contemporary hits. The Broadway legend performed with tangible vivacity and charm, making this intimate evening a joy to experience. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Parsons Preaches It in AN ACT OF GOD Review BWW Reviews: Parsons Preaches It in AN ACT OF GOD
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2015

Jim Parsons appears as God appearing as Jim Parsons in the first Broadway play based on a Twitter account. (more...)


BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic Review BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic
by David Clarke - May 28, 2015

June is just around the corner. In New York, this means that spring is melting into summer and that New York City's annual celebration and remembrance of the original Stonewall riots is here. While the official NYC Pride website only lists a week's worth of activities late in June, denizens of the city are aware of festivities spanning the whole month. One of the most popular is the annual, star-studded NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS fundraising concert. (more...)


VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS! Review VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Below, Tony Award winners and this year's hosts of the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming preview Broadway's biggest night! (more...)


BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre Review BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

Titanic the Musical opened yesterday afternoon in Toronto, and was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation following the performance. The musical, which opened in 1997 on Broadway and pre-dates the James Cameron film went on to win five Tony Awards including 'Best Musical' - but still closed at a significant financial loss on Broadway and was negatively received by critics. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 Below Review BWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 Below
by David Clarke - May 17, 2015

Back by popular demand, March's SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS concert returned to 54 Below this week. Packing in two more performances, the Monday evening show celebrated the short lived Broadway run of the revival of Side Show, the March concert, and the upcoming release of Broadway Records' SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS - Live at 54 Below. (more...)


BWW Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Sings a Beautiful, Hilarious Song of Friendship Review BWW Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Sings a Beautiful, Hilarious Song of Friendship
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2015

Making a film sequel is difficult, especially when it doesn't involve a superhero cinematic universe. In the case of following up 2012's surprise musical success PITCH PERFECT, the task was especially daunting; how do you improve upon a low-budget sleeper hit that shattered any and all conceivable expectations? The original film found success by blending what audiences have always wanted from a college comedy (mildly crude humor and young people falling in love) with what they never knew they wanted from a college comedy (a cappella singing and projectile vomit). While there is none of the latter, PITCH PERFECT 2 has the former three in spades; and despite noticeable tonal differences, the sequel is a surprisingly touching, laugh-out-loud musical party that should more than live up to the sky-high expectations of the franchise's legions of fans. (more...)


BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland Review BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
by David Clarke - May 08, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret concert was really just a great excuse to get to hear one of Broadway's favorite leading men sing a collection of songs. (more...)


BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic Review BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic
by David Clarke - May 05, 2015

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical theater's greatest songs, giving fans of Broadway and fans of Josh Groban many reasons to rejoice. Josh Groban was drawn to these songs because of their arrangements, melodies, and the stories they tell, and across the disc his passion for these songs shows. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and Power Review BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and Power
by David Clarke - April 29, 2015

To celebrate the release of his debut solo album ALL THAT'S AHEAD, Brian Gallagher performed an intimate set in Birdland's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, April 27. Joined by Megan Hilty, he and his robustly talented band brought music from the album to dazzling life. With exuberance and a down-to-earth, geeky charm, Gallagher truly rocked the packed-to-capacity audience. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  AIRLINE HIGHWAY Plays Like The Mot l New Orleans Review BWW Reviews: AIRLINE HIGHWAY Plays Like The Mot l New Orleans
by Michael Dale - April 26, 2015

Lisa D'Amour's drama of New Orleans motel residents is a slow-moving vehicle. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT Review BWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - April 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Way Comes Review BWW Reviews: SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Way Comes
by Michael Dale - April 24, 2015

A pair of Elizabethan playwrights attempts to write the world's first musical in this rousing new show. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Unbearably Bland DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Can Use a Show Doctor Review BWW Reviews: Unbearably Bland DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Can Use a Show Doctor
by Michael Dale - April 22, 2015

If it weren't for the book, music and lyrics, this would be a pretty terrific show. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LIVING ON LOVE is a Good Old Fashioned Laff Riot Review BWW Reviews: LIVING ON LOVE is a Good Old Fashioned Laff Riot
by Michael Dale - April 21, 2015

Joe DiPietro's new comedy pits a legendary conductor against his opera diva wife. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Brave and Groundbreaking FUN HOME Transfers to Broadway Review BWW Reviews: Brave and Groundbreaking FUN HOME Transfers to Broadway
by Michael Dale - April 20, 2015

Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori's musical rendering of Alison Bechdel's graphic novel demands to be seen by anyone who takes the art form seriously. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Sher's THE KING AND I is South Pacific's Siamese Twin Review BWW Reviews: Sher's THE KING AND I is South Pacific's Siamese Twin
by Michael Dale - April 19, 2015

Kelli O'Hara stars in a Bartlett Sher Rodgers and Hammerstein revival that mimics his previous Rodgers and Hammerstein revival. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  FINDING NEVERLAND Best Left Undiscovered Review BWW Reviews: FINDING NEVERLAND Best Left Undiscovered
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2015

Diane Paulus' strong visuals can't rescue sluggish material. (more...)


VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Talks FINDING NEVERLAND Reviews & More: 'Best Thing I've Ever Done' Review VIDEO: Kelsey Grammer Talks FINDING NEVERLAND Reviews & More: 'Best Thing I've Ever Done'
by TV News Desk - April 17, 2015

Kelsey Grammer stopped by this morning's CBS THIS MORNING to chat about his new Broadway musical FINDING NEVERLAND, which officially opened this week. (more...)


VIDEO: Preview - TODAY to Showcase Best of Broadway Shows Next Week Including Live Performances! Review VIDEO: Preview - TODAY to Showcase Best of Broadway Shows Next Week Including Live Performances!
by TV News Desk - April 17, 2015

Below, TODAY's Carson Daly previews highlights of the upcoming week, including live plaza performances from 'On the Town,' 'Chicago,' and 'It Shoulda Been You!' (more...)


BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic Review BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Kelli O'Hara's WONDER IN THE WORLD and ALWAYS are Charismatic
by David Clarke - April 16, 2015

Originally from Oklahoma, Broadway superstar Kelli O'Hara has been thrilling New York audiences as Anna Leonowens in Lincoln Center Theater's Broadway revival of THE KING AND I. While she is busy putting the final touches on this cherished, classic role before the critics take their seats for opening night, I am exploring her charismatic solo albums WONDER IN THE WORLD, a collection of classic tunes arranged and orchestrated by Harry Connick, Jr., and ALWAYS, a collection of music from Broadway shows and gifted musical writers. (more...)






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