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BWW Review: Len Cariou Speaks The Speeches and Sings The Songs in BROADWAY & THE BARD BWW Review: Len Cariou Speaks The Speeches and Sings The Songs in BROADWAY & THE BARD
by Michael Dale - February 09, 2016

The actor combines his talents as a star of both Shakespeare classics and musical theatre.... (more...)
BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Meaning of Family with Guest Star Laura Benanti BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Meaning of Family with Guest Star Laura Benanti
by Nicole Ackman - February 08, 2016

This week's episode of SUPERGIRL explored the idea of family: the family that you're born into and the family that you choose. With Kara trapped in a dream of life on Krypton, her best friends and sister race to find a way to free her. Everyone from Alex to Hank to Astra to SUPERGIRL herself has to ... (more...)
BWW Review: Laura Careless Dynamic and Decadent in Company XIV's Erotic SNOW WHITE BWW Review: Laura Careless Dynamic and Decadent in Company XIV's Erotic SNOW WHITE
by Michael Dale - February 08, 2016

Brilliantly evocative director/choreographer Austin McCormick turns in another sensual delight.... (more...)
BWW Review: Buyer Beware of Charming HAIL, CAESAR!'s Bait-and-Switch BWW Review: Buyer Beware of Charming HAIL, CAESAR!'s Bait-and-Switch
by Matt Tamanini - February 05, 2016

One would think that a movie like HAIL, CAESAR!, written and directed by two of America's favorite filmmakers, starring a veritable who's who of Hollywood heavyweights, and set in one of the most entertaining and romanticized eras in American history would be a sure fire hit. The first time that I s... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GLORY OF THE WORLD; It's Not You, It's Mee BWW Review: THE GLORY OF THE WORLD; It's Not You, It's Mee
by Michael Dale - February 02, 2016

Charles Mee's latest abstract piece was inspired by Trappist monk author, Thomas Merton.... (more...)
BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be! BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - January 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years ... (more...)
BWW Recap: Liza Pursues an Author, The EmpiriConda on YOUNGER BWW Recap: Liza Pursues an Author, The EmpiriConda on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - January 27, 2016

Welcome, YOUNGER fans! Had a good week? Ready to dive in to this week's recap? It seems the cast and creators are making good on their promise to deliver “bolder, wiser [and] sexier” content, and this episode, once again, is no exception! As we saw last week, Millennial Press — Kelsey and Liza's new... (more...)
BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Helps the Martian Manhunter Face His Past BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Helps the Martian Manhunter Face His Past
by Nicole Ackman - January 25, 2016

On this week's episode of SUPERGIRL, Kara helps Hank Henshaw (or J'onn J'onzz or the Martian Manhunter or whatever you want to call him) confront the White Martian and helps Cat Grant confront the son she gave away. The number of heartbreaking moments in this episode was impressive; SUPERGIRL is def... (more...)
BWW Review:  Linda Lavin's Sublime, But Richard Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR is Hardly One To Remember BWW Review: Linda Lavin's Sublime, But Richard Greenberg's OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR is Hardly One To Remember
by Michael Dale - January 21, 2016

The invaluable stage star makes the most of Greenberg's unreliable memory play.... (more...)
BWW Review: Inuit Throat Singer Tanya Tagaq Reclaims The False Images of NANOOK OF THE NORTH BWW Review: Inuit Throat Singer Tanya Tagaq Reclaims The False Images of NANOOK OF THE NORTH
by Michael Dale - January 19, 2016

A thrilling theatre piece providing an improvised soundscape to a troubling classic film.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ahamefule J. Oluo Combines Jazz and Stand-Up In Bio-Piece NOW I'M FINE BWW Review: Ahamefule J. Oluo Combines Jazz and Stand-Up In Bio-Piece NOW I'M FINE
by Michael Dale - January 18, 2016

The stand-up comic accents tales of hardship with his own compositions played by a jazz orchestra.... (more...)
BWW Review: PBS's MERCY STREET is Chilling, Captivating Look at Civil War Women BWW Review: PBS's MERCY STREET is Chilling, Captivating Look at Civil War Women
by Matt Tamanini - January 18, 2016

With the sixth and final season of beloved British import DOWNTON ABBEY quickly coming to an end, PBS is hoping to hold onto the fans of the early 20th Century soap with new historical drama MERCY STREET. The Civil War hospital series debuted Sunday night after the third installment of DOWNTON's nin... (more...)
BWW Review: Michael Frayn's Laff-Riot NOISES OFF Is Wild, Frenetic Fun BWW Review: Michael Frayn's Laff-Riot NOISES OFF Is Wild, Frenetic Fun
by Michael Dale - January 14, 2016

It's hard to imagine that the playwright known for COPENHAGEN, DEMOCRACY and BENEFACTORS first whipped up this frothy fun.... (more...)
BWW Recap: Liza (Sorta) Comes Clean, Kelsey Steps it Up on YOUNGER's Season Premiere BWW Recap: Liza (Sorta) Comes Clean, Kelsey Steps it Up on YOUNGER's Season Premiere
by Matt Smith - January 13, 2016

Hey, all you YOUNGER fans! Guess what?! Sutton Foster, Miriam Shor, Hilary Duff and the whole Empirical/Bed-Stuy gang is back! Last we saw them her, Liza she had her cover blown with Josh, but, because she had that irresistible charm, Josh pledged to continue dating her, anyway. I'm very much lookin... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ART OF LUV (PART 1): ELLIOT, A Sacred Ritual Teaching Guys How To Score BWW Review: THE ART OF LUV (PART 1): ELLIOT, A Sacred Ritual Teaching Guys How To Score
by Michael Dale - January 13, 2016

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble's ritualistic piece explores the attitude of 'nice guy privilege.'... (more...)
BWW Review: 25th Anniversary ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Blu-Ray/DVD is Essential for Serious Theatre Fans BWW Review: 25th Anniversary ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Blu-Ray/DVD is Essential for Serious Theatre Fans
by Matt Tamanini - January 12, 2016

Who would have imagined that a film based on an absurdist comedy about two minor characters from a 400-year-old tragedy would remain an existential escape 25 years after its initial release? The 1990 film adaption of Tom Stoppard's Tony-winning play ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, which the p... (more...)
BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance BWW Review: MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Shimmers With Warmth And Elegance
by Michael Dale - January 12, 2016

A stylish supper club style tribute to his brother, Gregory Hines, and their mother.... (more...)
BWW Review: GALAVANT's Renaissance Comedy Troop is Even Better in Season 2 BWW Review: GALAVANT's Renaissance Comedy Troop is Even Better in Season 2
by Matt Tamanini - January 03, 2016

No one is ever going to confuse ABC's medieval song and dance event GALAVANT for top-notch musical comedy, but after a promising, yet uneven, first season, this delightfully silly show has hit its stride in Season 2 capitalizing on what made it a modest, surprise success in 2015. The second season, ... (more...)
BWW Recap: Holmes Solves the Case of 'The Abominable Bride' on SHERLOCK BWW Recap: Holmes Solves the Case of 'The Abominable Bride' on SHERLOCK
by Kaitlin Milligan - January 02, 2016

SHERLOCK is back, kind of. In a one-off New Year's special, Holmes and Watson return--in the 19th century--to solve the case of the Abominable Bride.... (more...)
BWW Review: Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block Join The New York Pops For Christmas BWW Review: Brian d'Arcy James, Stephanie J. Block Join The New York Pops For Christmas
by Michael Dale - December 24, 2015

Two of Broadway's favorites join Steven Reineke's orchestra for a festive time at Carnegie Hall.... (more...)
BWW Review: Touring Company of ELF Visits Madison Square Garden BWW Review: Touring Company of ELF Visits Madison Square Garden
by Michael Dale - December 22, 2015

A likable and peppy company in a budget-minded touring production.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HATEFUL EIGHT is Violent, Captivating, Quintessential Tarantino BWW Review: THE HATEFUL EIGHT is Violent, Captivating, Quintessential Tarantino
by Matt Tamanini - December 21, 2015

While the setting, style, and time period of Quentin Tarantino movies have changed throughout the years, there are three things that have remained consistent; ensembles of gleefully flawed characters; depraved, but often gorgeously bloody violence; and lots and lots of profanity. While the theatre i... (more...)
BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Breaks With Tradition BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Breaks With Tradition
by Michael Dale - December 20, 2015

Incisive acting and contemporary parallels are featured in this exceptional revival.... (more...)
BWW Review: Emotionally Potent Musical INVISIBLE THREAD Sends An American Volunteer To Uganda BWW Review: Emotionally Potent Musical INVISIBLE THREAD Sends An American Volunteer To Uganda
by Michael Dale - December 20, 2015

Co-author Griffin Matthews plays himself in a drama about the education he receives about the realities of volunteering.... (more...)
BWW Review: THESE PAPER BULLETS! Makes Much Ado About Beatlemania BWW Review: THESE PAPER BULLETS! Makes Much Ado About Beatlemania
by Michael Dale - December 16, 2015

Billie Joe Armstrong's faux Fab Four songs are the highlights of this mod Shakespeare riff.... (more...)




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