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BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016 BWW Review: GROUNDHOG DAY, Old Vic, 17 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - August 17, 2016

It's deja vu all over again, as the Matilda dream team reconvenes to bring the beloved Bill Murray-starring 1993 movie to stage. Serious expectations, then, but you wouldn't know it from this fearless, fleet-footed and impressively cohesive show - destined to be a smash hit because of, not despite, ... (more...)
BWW Review: Daniel Sullivan Directs a Crackling Good TROILUS AND CRESSIDA BWW Review: Daniel Sullivan Directs a Crackling Good TROILUS AND CRESSIDA
by Michael Dale - August 10, 2016

Shakespeare's seldom-performed wartime drama is set in contemporary times.... (more...)
VIDEO: Broadway's REBECCA Scandal Featured on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED - Watch Preview Clips! VIDEO: Broadway's REBECCA Scandal Featured on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED - Watch Preview Clips!
by TV News Desk - August 09, 2016

In the all-new episode titled 'The Phantom Fraudster of Broadway', premiering August 11th at 10 pm/ET, the show will follow New York stockbroker Mark Hotton, who stole millions from investors and caused the Broadway premiere of REBECCA to implode. Check out clips from the episode below!... (more...)
BWW Review: Jaclyn Backhaus' MEN ON BOATS Is A Pioneering Enterprise BWW Review: Jaclyn Backhaus' MEN ON BOATS Is A Pioneering Enterprise
by Michael Dale - August 04, 2016

An all-woman cast plays out the story of John Wesley Powell's expedition to the Grand Canyon.... (more...)
BWW Review: Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific Performances BWW Review: Charming CATS Revival Is Packed With Terrific Performances
by Michael Dale - July 31, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn's lightly-plotted adaptation of T.S. Eliot's collection of poems is full of frisky pleasures.... (more...)
BWW Review: Lopez, Rodriguez, and Company Lead Sensational A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl BWW Review: Lopez, Rodriguez, and Company Lead Sensational A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - July 30, 2016

Engaging, well-paced, aurally pleasing, and exceedingly entertaining from start to finish, the Hollywood Bowl's A CHORUS LINE is an exceptional presentation of this iconic show which celebrates those hard-working, ultra-talented, under-paid men and women who willingly choose a volatile career in whi... (more...)
BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being Earnest BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being Earnest
by Michael Dale - July 30, 2016

The 1979 Off-Broadway musical was the first collaboration from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.... (more...)
BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016 BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Palace Theatre, 27 July 2016
by Marianka Swain - July 27, 2016

During the recent Ghostbusters furore, enraged opponents claimed the movie would ruin their childhood. As someone who grew up with the Harry Potter book series - preparing for GCSEs while the characters stressed over O.W.L.s - I can happily declare that this affectionate, spellbinding work only enha... (more...)
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...)






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