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BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil Attempts An Original Book Musical With PARAMOUR BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil Attempts An Original Book Musical With PARAMOUR
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

While the artists of Cirque du Soleil splendidly do what they're famous for, the writers of this lavish musical seriously underachieve.... (more...)
BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO,  Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim Bring New Luster to THE KING AND I BWW Review: Marin Mazzie and Daniel Dae Kim Bring New Luster to THE KING AND I
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The dynamic between its new stars gives the hit revival new dramatic textures.... (more...)
BWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSE BWW Review: Joe Morton Spectacular as Dick Gregory in Gretchen Law's Dynamic TURN ME LOOSE
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The actor convincingly recreates the finesse, the sublimated anger and the stinging wit of the comedy trailblazer and civil rights activist.... (more...)
VIDEO: Rehearsal Preview of Robert Cuccioli in 5th Avenue Theatre's PAINT YOUR WAGON VIDEO: Rehearsal Preview of Robert Cuccioli in 5th Avenue Theatre's PAINT YOUR WAGON
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The Lerner and Loewe classic score will be performed with a new book by Pulitzer finalist Jon Marans.... (more...)
BWW Review: Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a Dystopian Dilemma BWW Review: Penelope Skinner's THE RUINS OF CIVILIZATION, a Dystopian Dilemma
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Skinner's futuristic drama combines issues of climate change, privilege, women having control of their bodies and putting up walls,... (more...)
BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre BWW Review: Paula Vogel's INDECENT, an Uplifting Drama of The Power of Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The true story of a Yiddish play with a lesbian love scene was embraced in Europe, but censored in New York.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE JUDAS KISS Has Oscar Wilde In The Gutter Looking At The Stars BWW Review: THE JUDAS KISS Has Oscar Wilde In The Gutter Looking At The Stars
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Rupert Everett, is captivating in David Hare's drama of the politics of morality.... (more...)
BWW Review: Quiara Alegria Hudes' Warm and Inviting DAPHNE'S DIVE Is Worth A Visit BWW Review: Quiara Alegria Hudes' Warm and Inviting DAPHNE'S DIVE Is Worth A Visit
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

The Pulitzer-winner's new play takes on the familiar scenario of bar regulars forming a family.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SENSUALITY PARTY Is All Talk BWW Review: THE SENSUALITY PARTY Is All Talk
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2016

Justin Kuritzkes' site-specific play is loaded with monologues about a college orgy and its aftermath.... (more...)
BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores! BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The 1965 musical version of Arthur Laurents' THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO is the only Rodgers and Sondheim musical.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Christina Bianco Featured In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES BWW Review: Christina Bianco Featured In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Roger Bean's salute to girl-group pop of the 50s and 60s returns to Off-Broadway... (more...)
BWW CD Review: AMERICAN PSYCHO (Original London Cast Recording) Brings Driving Synth-Pop to Musical Theater BWW CD Review: AMERICAN PSYCHO (Original London Cast Recording) Brings Driving Synth-Pop to Musical Theater
by David Clarke - May 10, 2016

The synth-laden opening strains of Concord Music Group's AMERICAN PSYCHO (Original London Cast Recording) are appropriately dark and sterile. In crafting the score for the musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' novel by the same title, Duncan Sheik has created a Broadway score that purposefully re... (more...)
VIDEO: Rockettes Give Sneak Preview of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR on 'Today' VIDEO: Rockettes Give Sneak Preview of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, the Rockettes and Mia Michaels gave a sneak preview of NEW YORK SPECTACULAR.... (more...)
BWW Review: New York Pops Gala Concert Salutes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg BWW Review: New York Pops Gala Concert Salutes Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg
by Michael Dale - May 09, 2016

Carnegie Hall was filled with musical theatre stars to celebrate the creators of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON.... (more...)
BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 02, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media.... (more...)
BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition BWW Review: George C. Wolfe's SHUFFLE ALONG, An Exhilarating Demand For Recognition
by Michael Dale - April 29, 2016

The director/bookwriter tells the story of a groundbreaking 1921 musical that has since been reduced to a footnote.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jessica Lange Magnificently Unsettling in an Excellent LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT BWW Review: Jessica Lange Magnificently Unsettling in an Excellent LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Michael Dale - April 28, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's semi-autobiographical masterpiece is sumptuously played.... (more...)
BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING, A Hearty And Magical Charmer BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING, A Hearty And Magical Charmer
by Michael Dale - April 27, 2016

The new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel is full of poignancy and good humor, very suitable for families.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Takes On The Difficult Juggling Act of FULLY COMMITTED BWW Review: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Takes On The Difficult Juggling Act of FULLY COMMITTED
by Michael Dale - April 26, 2016

Becky Mode's 1999 Off-Broadway hit has been updated for 2016 Broadway.... (more...)
BWW Review: Scorching Social Satire Musical AMERICAN PSYCHO Examines The Demon Banker of Wall Street BWW Review: Scorching Social Satire Musical AMERICAN PSYCHO Examines The Demon Banker of Wall Street
by Michael Dale - April 22, 2016

Based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel, AMERICAN PSYCHO nails 1980s financial boom excessiveness.... (more...)
BWW CD Review: Broadway Records' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) Charms with Nuance BWW CD Review: Broadway Records' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) Charms with Nuance
by David Clarke - April 20, 2016

When I saw the current Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, I enjoyed it. So, it was a surprise when I didn't feel the same way about Broadway Records' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2016 Broadway Cast Recording) upon first listen. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is one of my top four favorite shows of all time, so I... (more...)
BWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully Enchanting BWW Review: Broadway Records' THE COLOR PURPLE (New Broadway Cast Recording) is Powerfully Enchanting
by David Clarke - April 18, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE's critically lauded revival is currently impressing audiences eight times a week at the Jacobs in New York City. The show is one of Broadway's most popular shows, making tickets somewhat scarce. So, if you're like me, you haven't been able to see it. Luckily, Broadway Records has re... (more...)
BWW Review: Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Spirited ROMEO & JULIET Settles Into The Public BWW Review: Mobile Shakespeare Unit's Spirited ROMEO & JULIET Settles Into The Public
by Michael Dale - April 18, 2016

After touring New York's prisons, nursing homes, community centers and shelters the compact production enjoys a run at the House of Papp.... (more...)
BWW Review: Frank Langella Gives a Commanding Turn in Florian Zeller's THE FATHER BWW Review: Frank Langella Gives a Commanding Turn in Florian Zeller's THE FATHER
by Michael Dale - April 15, 2016

The French playwright makes his Broadway debut with his Moliere Award winning drama.... (more...)




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