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BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera House Review BWW Reviews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed Opera House
by Karen Bovard - May 04, 2015

The current production of GUYS AND DOLLS at Goodspeed is infectious, fast, and smart. It does Frank Loesser's topnotch score justice, nailing the balance between vocalists and the pit orchestra, letting us enjoy both the witty lyrics and memorable tunes of so many of the best songs ever written for musical theater. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut Review BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - April 27, 2015

I have been a fan of Music Theatre of Connecticut for a while now, so when I entered their Melissa & Doug theater on opening night of Little Shop of Horrors, I was looking forward to a wonderful evening with this classic piece of musical theatre. (more...)


BWW Reviews: brownsville song in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: brownsville song in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - April 06, 2015

Community violence affects everyone differently. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PLAYING THE ASSASSIN at TheaterWorks Review BWW Reviews: PLAYING THE ASSASSIN at TheaterWorks
by Karen Bovard - April 06, 2015

Impassioned and topical, David Robson's new play at TheaterWorks in Hartford offers a gripping confrontation between two men: one a former football legend, the other a generation younger. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Hartford Stage Company Review BWW Reviews: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - April 04, 2015

Historically accurate, THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE at Hartford Stage Company is genuinely uplifting due to the tremendous virtuosity of Mona Golabek, the sole performer. This is especially true as she uses the piano to tell a story that matters deeply to her: her own mother's life. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory Theater Review BWW Reviews: THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE at Yale Repertory Theater
by Karen Bovard - March 30, 2015

Yale Rep's production of Bertolt Brecht's classic CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE is very faithful to his intentions as a politically motivated playwright and theorist. (more...)


BWW Reviews: BAND OF THE BLACK HAND at Connecticut Repertory Theatre Review BWW Reviews: BAND OF THE BLACK HAND at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Karen Bovard - March 30, 2015

BAND OF THE BLACK HAND is a stage mashup of film noir tropes (both visual and story based), interpreted with the aid of clever shadow screen work derived from Indonesian puppetry roots. (more...)


BWW Reviews: LYSISTRATA at Connecticut Repertory Theatre Review BWW Reviews: LYSISTRATA at Connecticut Repertory Theatre
by Karen Bovard - March 16, 2015

Outrageous, bawdy, and pointed: LYSISTRATA may be one of the oldest comedies we have (written in 411 B.C.E. by the great Greek troublemaker Aristophanes) but it remains both wickedly funny and pertinent. He wrote it 20 years into a bloody war that seemed endless. His premise? Have women conspire to withhold sex from their men until they can't take it any more and agree to a peace treaty. (more...)


BWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE in Stratford Review BWW Reviews: GOOD PEOPLE in Stratford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 12, 2015

Who is naughty? Who is nice? (more...)


BWW Reviews: BAD JEWS in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: BAD JEWS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - March 03, 2015

What family doesn't have its ups and downs? (Actually, that was from 'The Lion in Winter.') (more...)


BWW Reviews: REVERBERATION at Hartford Stage Company Review BWW Reviews: REVERBERATION at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - March 02, 2015

Loneliness in the big city takes center stage in Matthew Lopez' new play at Hartford Stage Company. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE DINING ROOM at Playhouse On Park Review BWW Reviews: THE DINING ROOM at Playhouse On Park
by Karen Bovard - February 25, 2015

Order. Decorum. Control. In A.R. Gurney's play, these are the values celebrated in the ritual of formal dinner parties of yore. We glimpse the barest beginning of one in the final, elegiac moments of his first widely successful play. (more...)


BWW Reviews: DANCING LESSONS at TheaterWorks Review BWW Reviews: DANCING LESSONS at TheaterWorks
by Karen Bovard - February 10, 2015

She's a Broadway dancer who's sustained a devastating injury and may never dance again. He's a brilliant but autistic professor with an extreme aversion to touch. What brings them together? He's got to learn enough dance moves to survive an upcoming gala where he's the honoree. (more...)


VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28 Review VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2015

The madcap antics behind a script overhaul that led to the iconic film 'Gone With The Wind' unravel as comedic farce in the first of at least two productions Connecticut Playmakers is offering for its 68th year of Broadway-style theater in Greenwich. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FOREVER in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: FOREVER in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - January 12, 2015

Forget the fiercest winter wind. Dael Orlandersmith will blow you away in the world premiere of her new one-woman show, Forever. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Long Warf Theatre Review BWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Long Warf Theatre
by Melinda Zupaniotis - December 15, 2014

A Short Comedy to Liven up your Holiday Season (more...)


BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Westport Community Theatre Review BWW Reviews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Westport Community Theatre
by Cindy Cardozo - December 11, 2014

Westport Community Theatre's production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY is a perfect way to jump start your holiday spirit. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - December 09, 2014

Blurb: A gaggle of geniuses walk into a bar and brilliance happens (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB at Music Theatre of Connecticut Review BWW Reviews: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by Cindy Cardozo - November 14, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut opened their 28th season with a re-imagined production of The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb. With a talented cast of musicians and an uber-talented cast of performers, this show will captivate and delight anyone who loves musical theater. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Square One Theatre Company Invites You to A WALK IN THE WOODS Review BWW Reviews: Square One Theatre Company Invites You to A WALK IN THE WOODS
by Cindy Cardozo - November 14, 2014

This play combines comedy and drama to give an intelligent and compelling look at the delicate art of arms negotiations between Russian and American diplomats. (more...)


BWW Reviews: PETER PAN, JR. in Bridgeport Review BWW Reviews: PETER PAN, JR. in Bridgeport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - November 13, 2014

A lot of people have had their hands in creating Peter Pan, Jr., and the result is a wonderful show for the children. Based on the 1904 J.M. Barrie and 1953 Disney film, Peter Pan, Jr. streamlines a lot of the story and songs of the productions with which most adults are familiar. The most glaring omissions are the songs, 'I'm Flying' and 'I Won't Grow Up' and the barely visible strings of the flying effects. But this production at the Downtown Cabaret Children's Theatre more than make up for that. And, after all, most of the kids won't know what they missed, and will enjoy the show anyway. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Explores the Dark Side in GOD OF CARNAGE Review BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Explores the Dark Side in GOD OF CARNAGE
by Cindy Cardozo - November 13, 2014

This refreshingly feral and ferociously funny production is a brutally honest look at the instinctual animal natures that manners and etiquette merely mask. (more...)


BWW Reviews: INTIMATE APPAREL in Westport Review BWW Reviews: INTIMATE APPAREL in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - October 20, 2014

The 10th anniversary revival of Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage's play, Intimate Apparel, is closing the Westport Country Theatre's regular season on, well, a very strong thread. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents BLAME IT ON BECKETT Review BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents BLAME IT ON BECKETT
by Cindy Cardozo - October 10, 2014

This insider's look into what it takes to work behind the scenes in the theater skewers the business practices and often shady backstage politics of regional houses but has at its heart a genuine love for those who have answered the siren's call to create and present art. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Attempts to Locate Lorca's Bones Among the OLIVES AND BLOOD Review BWW Reviews: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Attempts to Locate Lorca's Bones Among the OLIVES AND BLOOD
by Jacques Lamarre - October 06, 2014

Do your Spanish homework before seeing OLIVES AND BLOOD. (more...)