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BWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The Book BWW Review: The Music of MOTOWN Returns; Unfortunately, So Does The Book
by Michael Dale - July 22, 2016

Despite clunky writing, Berry Gordy's autobiographical musical is packed with great songs and terrific performances.... (more...)
BWW Review: Daniel Radcliffe in Funny, Fascinating and Frightening PRIVACY BWW Review: Daniel Radcliffe in Funny, Fascinating and Frightening PRIVACY
by Michael Dale - July 19, 2016

Keep your cell phones on for this exploration of our virtual profiles.... (more...)
BWW Review: J.T. Rogers' Fascinating OSLO Shows The Messy Business Before The Photo Ops BWW Review: J.T. Rogers' Fascinating OSLO Shows The Messy Business Before The Photo Ops
by Michael Dale - July 12, 2016

Rogers' drama about the negotiations behind the Oslo Accords is funny and entertaining without undercutting the seriousness of its subject.... (more...)
BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - July 11, 2016

Taking a break from Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops travels to Forest Hills Stadium for summer fun with two Broadway favorites.... (more...)
BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE BWW Review: Elizabeth Swados' RUNAWAYS, The Anti-ANNIE
by Michael Dale - July 08, 2016

Encores! Off-Center brings back a 1978 musical inspired by interviews with runaway children.... (more...)
BWW Review: Matthew Broderick in Irish Rep's SHINING CITY BWW Review: Matthew Broderick in Irish Rep's SHINING CITY
by Michael Dale - June 29, 2016

Conor McPherson's subdued ghost story reopens the Irish Rep's newly refurbished home.... (more...)
BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice! BWW Review: Forgotten Marx Bros. Musical I'LL SAY SHE IS; Restored! Revived! Rejoice!
by Michael Dale - June 17, 2016

The lost 1924 Marx Brothers vehicle has been reconstructed and mounted in a crisp and buoyant new production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW BWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Michael Dale - June 14, 2016

Janet McTeer and Cush Jumbo lead an all-woman company in a play that can be troublesome for contemporary audiences.... (more...)
BWW Review: Gregory S. Moss' INDIAN SUMMER, a Genial Coming-of-Age Story BWW Review: Gregory S. Moss' INDIAN SUMMER, a Genial Coming-of-Age Story
by Michael Dale - June 09, 2016

Set designer Dane Laffrey has placed 15,000 pounds of sand on stage for this seaside romance.... (more...)
BWW Review: Halley Feiffer's A FUNNY THING...; Ever Hear The One About The Stand-Up Comic and The Millionaire? BWW Review: Halley Feiffer's A FUNNY THING...; Ever Hear The One About The Stand-Up Comic and The Millionaire?
by Michael Dale - June 08, 2016

Halley Feiffer's romantic comedy has a comedian and a millionaire guarding their wounds as their mothers are treated for cancer.... (more...)
BWW Review: HIMSELF AND NORA Is a Passionless James Joyce Bio-Musical BWW Review: HIMSELF AND NORA Is a Passionless James Joyce Bio-Musical
by Michael Dale - June 07, 2016

Jonathan Brielle's musical of the famed Irish novelist stars Matt Bogart and Whitney Bashor.... (more...)
BWW Review: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR is Wonderfully Surprising and Discomforting BWW Review: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' WAR is Wonderfully Surprising and Discomforting
by Michael Dale - June 07, 2016

Charlayne Woodard stars as a mother whose stroke leads to what might be the discovery of a family secret.... (more...)
BWW Review: There's a New Almighty In Town!  Sean Hayes in AN ACT OF GOD BWW Review: There's a New Almighty In Town! Sean Hayes in AN ACT OF GOD
by Michael Dale - June 06, 2016

David Javerbaum's nightclubby comedy returns to Broadway for another summer engagement.... (more...)
BWW Review: York Theatre Casts Broadway Kids In YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN BWW Review: York Theatre Casts Broadway Kids In YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Michael Dale - June 01, 2016

Charles M. Schulz's classic 'inner child' characters are played by children in the York's sunny and sweet production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Nick Payne's INCOGNITO Is Brainy, But Muddy BWW Review: Nick Payne's INCOGNITO Is Brainy, But Muddy
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

Four actors play twenty roles telling three stories in a confusing exploration of the brain.... (more...)
BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special.... (more...)
BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream.... (more...)
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...)






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