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BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning BWW Reviews: BIANCA DEL RIO Keeps Hilarious Rolodex of Hate Spinning
by Trevor Durham - April 10, 2017

Drag queen phenomenon Bianca Del Rio spent nearly two hours exploring her infamous 'rolodex of hate' to Tampa's receptive crowd, still managing to shock and surprise in her tour's final legs.... (more...)
BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS  at University Of South Florida Sun Dome BWW Review: VIOLA DAVIS SLAYED DRAGONS at University Of South Florida Sun Dome
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - April 05, 2017

Tony, Oscar and Emmy award-winning actress Viola Davis revealed how she learned to accept her past and become comfortable in her own skin of the Sun Dome for the student-run University Lecture Series, the centerpiece of its annual USF Week with over 3,500 guests... (more...)
BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR BWW Review: Brian Beach & Cody Carlson Rock the New Tampa Players' Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Peter Nason - April 03, 2017

The incredible, lively performances, especially among the show's leads, should not be missed.... (more...)
BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts BWW Review: IT GETS BETTER SHARES MESSAGE OF HOPE at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 27, 2017

On March 24 in Ferguson Hall at the Straz, by the talents of The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Art, through it gets better I experienced the heartbreak of it all. I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster of anguish and so... (more...)
BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - March 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza.... (more...)
BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg BWW Review: Jobsite Theater Presents Martin McDonagh's Quirky, Darkly Funny A SKULL IN CONNEMARA at the Shimberg
by Peter Nason - March 20, 2017

Pitch-perfect, pitch-black humor and fine performances bring this literal skull-bashing production to life.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players BWW Review: THE LYONS MAKE DYING FUN at West Coast Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - March 13, 2017

Set in a hospital room, instead of tender moments, a belittling passive-aggressive wife and mother is more interested in changing the living room and moving on with her life, then providing comfort to her dying husband and two grown children.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - March 06, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - February 23, 2017

Escape to Sweetgum, Texas for a couple of hours of country-bumpkin fun!... (more...)
BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - February 20, 2017

FAITH COUNTY II is 90 minutes of lighthearted, family-friendly silliness as Mineola, Arkansas' Council for Cultural Recognition amateur production of Romeo and Juliet... (more...)
BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks BWW Review: Bravura Performances and Direction of Annie Baker's THE ALIENS at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - February 20, 2017

Chris Jackson, Derrick Phillips, and Franco Colon are at their brilliant best in this quirky, mesmerizing play, directed with so much heart by David Jenkins.... (more...)
BWW Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Brilliantly Ends August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' at American Stage BWW Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Brilliantly Ends August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' at American Stage
by Peter Nason - January 30, 2017

This powerful production is one drop-everything-and-don't-miss-it show.... (more...)
BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - January 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!'... (more...)
BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING BWW Review: Eight O'Clock Theatre Presents HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Peter Nason - November 10, 2016

A very good production of one of the greatest musicals of all time.... (more...)
BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - November 07, 2016

It's funny, biting and scary, but will it be as humorous after Election Day?... (more...)
BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre BWW Interview: Britt Michael Gordon of ASSASSINS at FreeFall Theatre
by Desiree Fantal - October 17, 2016

I have what I like to call 'theatre crushes;' gender nonspecific affections that occur whenever I see a stage performance that greatly interests or moves me to the point where I want to see everything that actor does for the rest of their career. I'm unashamedly open about these reasons for theatric... (more...)
BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - October 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director.... (more...)
BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION BWW Review: Former US Army Captain Laura Westley's WAR VIRGIN: MY JOURNEY OF REPRESSION, TEMPTATION AND LIBERATION
by Peter Nason - September 20, 2016

It's 'Spring Awakening' meets 'The Hurt Locker,' with 'South Park'-like humor thrown in for good measure.... (more...)
BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - September 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - August 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe.... (more...)
BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID BWW Review: Ruth Eckerd Hall's Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Peter Nason - July 29, 2016

The powerhouse Courteney McClutchy and the lovely Katie Davis lead the cast in this enjoyable version of the classic Disney musical.... (more...)
BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - July 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production.... (more...)
BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620 BWW Review: Mark Chambers Impresses as Truman Capote in TRU at The Studio 620
by Peter Nason - July 22, 2016

Chambers channels Capote and gives an incredibly strong performance.... (more...)
BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - July 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together.... (more...)
BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's Exquisite THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's Exquisite THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by Peter Nason - June 23, 2016

Melissa Minyard, Kelly Pekar and Nick Lerew shine in this beautiful production.... (more...)