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BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Dishes Out CHICAGO Razzle-Dazzle Through July 24 Review BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park Dishes Out CHICAGO Razzle-Dazzle Through July 24
by Jacques Lamarre - July 18, 2011

Playhouse on Park turns up the heat a notch on summer with CHICAGO. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep. Review BWW Reviews: A More Than Fair MY FAIR LADY Plays Connecticut Rep.
by Jacques Lamarre - July 11, 2011

Terrence Mann is a fairly ideal Henry Higgins in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's more than fair MY FAIR LADY. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Ivoryton Playhouse’s THE PRODUCERS Has Got It and Flaunts It Review BWW Reviews: Ivoryton Playhouse’s THE PRODUCERS Has Got It and Flaunts It
by Jacques Lamarre - July 11, 2011

Ivoryton's small theatre produces a big, fat hit for its 100th birthday with Mel Brooks' Broadway smash (more...)


BWW Reviews: A Tiring RACE Runs at TheaterWorks  Review BWW Reviews: A Tiring RACE Runs at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2011

David Mamet's jeremiad on RACE inflames and exhausts at TheaterWorks in downtown Hartford. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Nat King Cole Bio-tuner I WISH YOU LOVE Swings Mildly at Hartford Stage Review BWW Reviews: Nat King Cole Bio-tuner I WISH YOU LOVE Swings Mildly at Hartford Stage
by Jacques Lamarre - July 08, 2011

Dominic Taylor's exhumation of Nat King Cole in I WISH YOU LOVE at Hartford Stage is neither unforgettable nor unforgivable. (more...)


BWW Reviews: A Tiring RACE Runs at TheaterWorks  Review BWW Reviews: A Tiring RACE Runs at TheaterWorks
by Jacques Lamarre - July 05, 2011

David Mamet's jeremiad on RACE inflames and exhausts at TheaterWorks in downtown Hartford. (more...)


BWW Reviews: SEUSSICAL Packs Fun and Pep at Connecticut Rep Review BWW Reviews: SEUSSICAL Packs Fun and Pep at Connecticut Rep
by Jacques Lamarre - June 20, 2011

With 'Seussical' CRT has a hit even the Grinch could enjoy. (more...)


BWW Reviews: FRAULEIN MARIA Leaps Ev’ry Mountain at Hartford Stage Review BWW Reviews: FRAULEIN MARIA Leaps Ev’ry Mountain at Hartford Stage
by Jacques Lamarre - June 17, 2011

Trippy dancing Von Trapps dazzle and delight in FRAULEIN MARIA at Hartford Stage. (more...)


BWW Reviews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Stumbles at Ivoryton Playhouse Review BWW Reviews: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Stumbles at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Jacques Lamarre - June 17, 2011

Neil Simon's 1963 classic at Ivoryton Playhouse is a strenuous walk in the park. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE CIRCLE Brings Elegance and Wit at Westport Country Playhouse Review BWW Reviews: THE CIRCLE Brings Elegance and Wit at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 13, 2011

Political scandals are hardly new. But this Circle takes a different turn. (more...)


BWW Reviews: SANDRA BERNHARD Rocks and Talks in New Tour at Infinity Hall Review BWW Reviews: SANDRA BERNHARD Rocks and Talks in New Tour at Infinity Hall
by Jacques Lamarre - June 09, 2011

Sandra Bernhard's out-of-town tryout for new tour at Norfolk's Infinity Hall highlights the lady's madcap mind. (more...)


GUYS AND DOLLS is a sure bet at Connecticut Repertory Theatre through June 12 Review GUYS AND DOLLS is a sure bet at Connecticut Repertory Theatre through June 12
by Jacques Lamarre - June 05, 2011

Director Vincent Cardinal wins big with classic revival of GUYS AND DOLLS at CRT. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Hartford Stage’s GEM OF THE OCEAN Struggles with the Weight of History Review BWW Reviews: Hartford Stage’s GEM OF THE OCEAN Struggles with the Weight of History
by BWW News Desk - June 05, 2011

Hartford Stage's sturdy revival of part #1 of Wilson's 'Pittsburgh Cycle' finds the play unwieldy. (more...)


BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY National Tour at Bushnell Has it Both Ways Review BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY National Tour at Bushnell Has it Both Ways
by Jacques Lamarre - May 25, 2011

Book writer Laurents' final revival of this classic musical manages to be faithful and flawed. (more...)


BWW Reviews: BEYOND THERAPY Thrills Through May 14 at Westport Country Playhouse Review BWW Reviews: BEYOND THERAPY Thrills Through May 14 at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 13, 2011

Durang's merciless satire on psychiatrists is still strong after 30 years. (more...)


'Shrek' Spreads the Love in National Tour Review 'Shrek' Spreads the Love in National Tour
by Jan Nargi - February 21, 2011

Delightful cast brings an Ogre-dose of whimsical charm to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT (more...)


'The Color Purple:' Tears When I'm Happy Review 'The Color Purple:' Tears When I'm Happy
by Jan Nargi - June 12, 2009

Soul-stirring national tour of the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel makes a powerful impression at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT (more...)


Hartford's 'Mockingbird' Skims the Surface Review Hartford's 'Mockingbird' Skims the Surface
by Jan Nargi - March 02, 2009

The children are the role models in this uneven adaptation of Harper Lee's beloved American classic about bigotry, injustice, and the power of human kindness (more...)


'Jersey Boys:' A Flash of Nostalgia Review 'Jersey Boys:' A Flash of Nostalgia
by Jan Nargi - February 12, 2009

National tour of Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is an entertaining, if shallow, tribute to the enduring music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (more...)


'Legally Blonde:' Wasted Energy in a Can Review 'Legally Blonde:' Wasted Energy in a Can
by Jan Nargi - December 13, 2008

Excess volume, perkiness and hype can't disguise the vapid book and mindless score of this cheesy musical adaptation of a beloved movie that may have been bright pink on the outside but was always true blue in its heart (more...)


 
   
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