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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...)


BWW Reviews:  IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is Terrifically Funny Review BWW Reviews: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU is Terrifically Funny
by Michael Dale - April 15, 2015

A top-shelf cast squeezes all the laughs out of Hargrove and Anselmi's wedding day musical. (more...)


Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is Coming Back to the Big Screen Review Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is Coming Back to the Big Screen
by BWW Discount Alert - April 15, 2015

The cinemas are alive with The Sound of Music! Join Maria, the Captain and his seven unruly children as their lives are transformed by the power of song and Julie Andrews' magical voice. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the biggest movie musical of all time when The Sound of Music returns to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day only event on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Wheeldon's Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama Review BWW Reviews: Wheeldon's Ravishing AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Beautifully Fuses Ballet and Drama
by Michael Dale - April 13, 2015

Ballet's Christopher Wheeldon's Broadway directorial debut is breathtaking. (more...)


BWW Review: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION is a Treasure Trove for All Theatre Fans; Available 4/14 Review BWW Review: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION is a Treasure Trove for All Theatre Fans; Available 4/14
by Matt Tamanini - April 13, 2015

Tomorrow is a day for celebration, musical theatre fans, as Image Entertainment releases THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION. This collection includes some of the most glorious productions of the musical theatre icon's works. Ranging from original Broadway casts to starry-concerts, THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION includes DVDs of five of Sondheim's most influential shows, and a sixth disc of the master's 80th Birthday Concert. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Royal Shakespeare's WOLF HALL an Intriguing History Lesson Review BWW Reviews: Royal Shakespeare's WOLF HALL an Intriguing History Lesson
by Michael Dale - April 12, 2015

Ben Miles is excellent in the Royal Shakespeare Company's two-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel's exploration of Thomas Cromwell. (more...)


BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully Jazzy Review BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Luba Mason's COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE are Delightfully Jazzy
by David Clarke - April 09, 2015

I'm late to the Luba Mason party. I first took notice of her when I attended a performance of The Civilians' PRETTY FILTHY, and I was impressed by her serenely sensual alto instrument. As she is prepping to take 54 Below by storm tonight with her cabaret show MIXTURA 2, I've been acquainting myself with her albums COLLAGE and KRAZY LOVE. Both are delightfully jazzy collections sure to add some spice to your life. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Sanitized GIGI Thanks Heaven For Legal Girls Review BWW Reviews: Sanitized GIGI Thanks Heaven For Legal Girls
by Michael Dale - April 09, 2015

Eric Schaeffer's perfunctory staging of Heidi Thomas' revised script provides more fizzle than fizz. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks Café Carlyle with SIN AND SALVATION Review BWW Reviews: Lena Hall Rocks Café Carlyle with SIN AND SALVATION
by David Clarke - April 08, 2015

Fresh off of her Tony Award-winning run as Yitzhak in the Broadway revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Lena Hall makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with SIN AND SALVATION. With her rocker sensibilities, she is turning the intimate venue on its head with a show that features a fascinating blend of rock, pop, blues, and even a touch of rap. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Gleefully Subversive HAND TO GOD Now Possesses Broadway Review BWW Reviews: Gleefully Subversive HAND TO GOD Now Possesses Broadway
by Michael Dale - April 08, 2015

Robert Askins' downright audacious drama of demonic possession moves from Off-Off to Off- to Broadway. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 Below Review BWW Reviews: Patti LuPone Burns Bright in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH Encore at 54 Below
by David Clarke - April 03, 2015

Patti LuPone, living Broadway legend and Two-time Tony winner, returns to 54 Below with her acclaimed solo show THE LADY WITH THE TORCH. Showcasing her breathy alto and stunning belt, Patti LuPone 'belly ache[s]' (her words) her way through an inspired evening of well-known torch songs. And once the diva takes the stage, there is simply no denying that LuPone's grace, poise, and power are pure magic. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Hare's SKYLIGHT Talks a Good Game Review BWW Reviews: Hare's SKYLIGHT Talks a Good Game
by Michael Dale - April 03, 2015

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy are exceptional in David Hare's drama of a mismatched relationship. (more...)


BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your Ears Review BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Amy Lynn & The Gunshow's DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER is a Party in Your Ears
by David Clarke - April 02, 2015

Imagine that ska-era No Doubt had a baby with the soulful divas of 70s disco and their horn sections. That is what Amy Lynn & The Gunshow sounds like. After being blown away by a live performance at 54 Below, I knew I had to get my hands on their album DON'T TRIP ON THE GLITTER, which is just as impressive, catchy, and fun as I expected it to be. (more...)






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