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Hairspray Delights the Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre Hairspray Delights the Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Carissa Chesanek - September 26, 2016

A fun loving show with incredible cast and heartening tale of love and acceptance.... (more...)
BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - September 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Son... (more...)
BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - September 19, 2016

One of the biggest thrills I get as a theatre reviewer is to experience a show that I love in a new light, and to discover things about it that I never noticed before, no matter how many times I may have seen it. This was my experience viewing the first production in Playhouse on Park's eighth seaso... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at the Broad Brook Opera House BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at the Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - September 19, 2016

Musicals have an amazing way of transporting an audience to exciting, sometimes magical places. You might find yourself in the middle of a romantic kingdom, on the rooftops of turn-of-the-century London, or in the catacombs of a French opera house. But when the lights come up on the latest show at t... (more...)
BWW Review: Bryan Adams Hits the Stage at Mohegan Sun BWW Review: Bryan Adams Hits the Stage at Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - September 14, 2016

Legendary classic rock star wows the audience with old and new tunes that only get better with age... (more...)
BWW Review: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW BWW Review: WHAT THE BUTLER SAW
by Carissa Chesanek - August 29, 2016

Scandal and blackmail make for laugh-out-loud fun... (more...)
BWW Review: MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) at TheaterWorks BWW Review: MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - August 15, 2016

When David Greig and Gordon McIntyre's MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS) begins, and Helena (Rebecca Hart) and Bob (M. Scott McLean) enter the stage each with a guitar in their hands, the audience gets an immediate sense for what they are in for - a quirky, funny, frantic, beautiful, and somewhat unlike... (more...)
BWW Review: Rob Thomas and COUNTING CROWS Hit Mohegan Sun BWW Review: Rob Thomas and COUNTING CROWS Hit Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - August 08, 2016

Rock unites with two very different sounds... (more...)
BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at the Warner Theatre BWW Review: SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - August 01, 2016

"Oh, the Thinks you can Think, when you think about Seuss!" These are some of the first lyrics heard in the Warner Stage Company's current production of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. And boy, what thinks have been brought to life on the stage in this fresh, fun, and family friendly musical at the Warner Th... (more...)
BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND in Westport BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 26, 2016

Clever and timely from the author of Disgraced.... (more...)
BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - July 18, 2016

When looking for memorable images from America in the late 50's/early 60's, you are bound to find some old standards. Mom in the kitchen baking, Dad returning home from a long day at the office, children playing with their Slinky/Mr. Potato Head while drinking Tang, or the iconic footage of man walk... (more...)
BWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR in Westport BWW Review: BUYER AND CELLAR in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 21, 2016

You'll never guess who owns the mall in the basement, but you have to swear to secrecy.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Playhouse On Park BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - June 19, 2016

There's a reason A CHORUS LINE, the hit musical about seventeen dancers auditioning for a Broadway show played for 6,137 performances in its original run. Audiences simply connected with these people and their experiences - with the universal feeling of wanting something so bad you can taste it, and... (more...)
BWW Review: New Musical ANASTASIA in World Premiere at Hartford Stage Company BWW Review: New Musical ANASTASIA in World Premiere at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - June 06, 2016

A distinguished creative team has hit it big with a rousing, new, heart-warming version of ANASTASIA, premiering currently at the Hartford Stage Company. This show has appeal for romantics and history buffs and musical comedy fans and dance aficionados and features no fewer than four strong female f... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CALL at TheaterWorks BWW Review: THE CALL at TheaterWorks
by Karen Bovard - May 31, 2016

Though it opens with a burst of convivial laughter at a dinner party for two couples who are long-time friends in an upscale New York apartment, Tanya Barfield's THE CALL takes up thorny topical issues around international and cross-racial adoption that are no laughing matter.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - A Musical with the Right Moves BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - A Musical with the Right Moves
by Carissa Chesanek - May 25, 2016

With its impressive onstage dancing and vocals, this is a musical you won't want to miss... (more...)
BWW Review: MY PARIS in New Haven BWW Review: MY PARIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour, Kathleen Marshall and brilliant cast CAN CAN and then some.... (more...)
BWW Review: MY PARIS at Long Warf Theatre BWW Review: MY PARIS at Long Warf Theatre
by Melinda Zupaniotis - May 18, 2016

There's a bone disease called 'pycnodysostosis', but it's more commonly known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome. It means that the density of one's bones is irregular, and usually results in an abnormal growth of digits or appendages. In the case of the actual Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, it meant that his... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTHER HOOD OUT LOUD  at Square One Theater Company BWW Review: MOTHER HOOD OUT LOUD at Square One Theater Company
by Corre Minkoff - May 16, 2016

Mother Hood Out Loud is a tale of short scenes and monologues that are broken up into five chapters.  Each scene talks about the horror and joyfulness that comes with Motherhood in a different stage of life... (more...)
BWW Review: ART and RED in WESTPORT BWW Review: ART and RED in WESTPORT
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 09, 2016

Trivia: Alfred Molina played in both shows on Broadway.... (more...)
BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Opera House BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 02, 2016

Some musicals make you think, some make you cry, while others just give you a permanent smile on your face for the duration of the show. The latter was the state of this reviewer as we set sail on the S.S. American for a rollicking "Bon Voyage" in Goodspeed Musicals' opening show of the 2016 season,... (more...)
BWW Review: LEWISTON in New Haven BWW Review: LEWISTON in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - April 18, 2016

What a difference a day makes in Samuel D. Hunter's play, Lewiston, which is having its world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY at Hartford Stage Company BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - April 12, 2016

HAVING OUR SAY is the theatrical adaptation by Emily Mann of the joint memoir of the same title published in 1993 by Dr. Bessie Delany and Miss Sadie Delany, who were then both over 100 years old. The evening is a delight as well as a fine history lesson. This co-production (with Long Wharf Theate... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - April 11, 2016

If you want to know the 'cut to the chase' review, it's: Go. See. This. Show. You can skip to the end to find the details about dates, times and ticket acquisition.... (more...)
BWW Review: Michelle Abbruzzese Releases Two Exciting New Exercise DVD's BWW Review: Michelle Abbruzzese Releases Two Exciting New Exercise DVD's
by Marina Kennedy - April 05, 2016

Michelle Abbruzzese, performer and fitness enthusiast has just released two new DVDs, 'Dance Yourself Fit' and Tone & Tighten.'... (more...)






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