Blair Howell

Blair Howell Blair Howell's career is in the professional publishing arena (for more years than he cares to remember), with a longstanding interest in theater. He found it to be great fun to live in New Canaan, Connecticut, with easy access to the Great White Way. But now, Blair lives in Salt Lake City (a long, not interesting story). The much-lamented move has allowed him to be more active in regional theater. He has covered theater and the arts for the Deseret News, Utah's oldest, continuously published metro daily newspaper, and has written for various theater-related national magazines and websites.


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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of TheatreBWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
Posted: Sep. 21, 2017


BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 20, 2017


BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company
Posted: Sep. 12, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-SeeBWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See
Posted: Apr. 20, 2017


IN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in UtahIN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in Utah
Posted: Nov. 1, 2016


BWW Interview:  Utah Boasts Impressive and Influential Theatergoing Group for the State's Vibrant Theater SceneBWW Interview: Utah Boasts Impressive and Influential Theatergoing Group for the State's Vibrant Theater Scene
Posted: Jul. 9, 2017


BWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle ChoirBWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Posted: Jun. 30, 2017


BWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer TheaterBWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer Theater
Posted: Jul. 28, 2017


BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of TheatreBWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
Posted: Sep. 21, 2017


BWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of TheatreBWW Review: STEEL PIER at University Of Utah Department Of Theatre
September 21, 2017

STEEL PIER is irresistibly infectious. The University of Utah's fearless Theatre Department, the closest the state has to a conservatory actor-training program, entertainingly stages the regional premiere of this neglected John Kander and Fred Ebb musical.

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Pioneer Theatre Company
September 20, 2017

Fifteen-year-old Christopher is the central character in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play receiving its regional premiere in a spectacular production by the Pioneer Theatre Company. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg proficiently stages the compelling show and guides the expert nine cast members playing 35 different roles.

BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company
September 12, 2017

SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is an engaging new light comedy with a agreeably subtle religious theme, expertly directed and staged by Salt Lake Acting Company.

BWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer TheaterBWW Review: JOSEPH...DREAMCOAT at Sundance Summer Theater
July 28, 2017

Without a doubt, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is Utah's most frequently performed musical. It's hard not to find one of the ubiquitous stagings, from high schools to large community theater companies all across the state. So the challenge is to make JOSEPH fresh and new when audiences are already familiar with the sight gags and punchlines before entering the theater, if not also all the lyrics to each of the songs.

BWW Interview:  Utah Boasts Impressive and Influential Theatergoing Group for the State's Vibrant Theater SceneBWW Interview: Utah Boasts Impressive and Influential Theatergoing Group for the State's Vibrant Theater Scene
July 9, 2017


BWW Interview:  A Vanguard Theater in a Conservative Utah County?BWW Interview: A Vanguard Theater in a Conservative Utah County?
July 5, 2017

Kacey Spadafora firmly believes in contemporary, innovative theater. And he's selected perhaps the most conservative county in the deeply red state of Utah to begin a bold theater county.

BWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle ChoirBWW Feature: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson at Mormon Tabernacle Choir
June 30, 2017

With its guests soloists, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has sung everything from Broadway ballads to African-American spirituals, and from the Great American Songbook and opera to Swedish folk music.

BWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-SeeBWW Review: SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See
April 20, 2017

SLAC's HAND TO GOD Is Raucous, Irreligious, and It's a Must-See

IN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in UtahIN THE LIGHT To Receive Developmental Workshop in Utah
November 1, 2016

While nearly every Broadway show receives a developmental workshop in New York or Los Angeles, the creative team for one show with Broadway aspirations has selected an unusual city for this step in the development process.

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pioneer Theatre Company
October 28, 2016

Before A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Tennessee Williams wrote his most autobiographical play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

BWW Interview: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The HopeBox TheatreBWW Interview: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The HopeBox Theatre
October 17, 2016

While LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic about a man-eating plant from outer space, Brandon Stauffer sees the show a little bit differently.

BWW Review: THE LAST SHIP at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE LAST SHIP at Pioneer Theatre Company
September 20, 2016

After closing last season with the first professional production of composer Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, Pioneer Theatre Company opens its new season with the regional premiere of a recent major Broadway show. And it's a major achievement for the company, another spotlight on PTC's excellence.

BWW Review: JOSEPH…DREAMCOAT  at The Empress Theatre
May 24, 2016

'Go, go, go, Joseph, you know what they say / Hang on now, Joseph, you'll make it one day / Go, go, go, Joseph.'

BWW Interview: Director Christopher Clark of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah RepBWW Interview: Director Christopher Clark of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Utah Rep
January 5, 2016

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of 'A Little Night Music,' masterful composer Stephen Sondheim's unabashedly romantic musical drama.

BWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at PYGmalion ProductionsBWW Reviews: BUYER & CELLAR at PYGmalion Productions
November 9, 2015

The retail stores are 'just like any other mall, except for the total lack of customers or employees,' we're told near the beginning of 'Buyer & Cellar,' a delightful one-man show staged by PYGmalion Productions.

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Grand TheatreBWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Grand Theatre
October 26, 2015

Frankenstein or Fronkensteen - either way, the Grand Theatre's 'Young Frankenstein' is a show that needs to be seen! In fact, it's monstrously good fun.

BWW Review: ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Review: ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre Company
October 23, 2015

At the onset the audience is asked if the Pioneer Theatre Company staging of the concert version of 'The Rocky Horror Show' can be as strange as Utah's liquor laws.

BWW Feature: CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Utah Repertory Theater CompanyBWW Feature: CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Utah Repertory Theater Company
October 20, 2015


BWW Reviews: WIT at Wasatch TheatreBWW Reviews: WIT at Wasatch Theatre
September 14, 2015

How are you feeling today?

BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11BWW Preview: Utah Rep to Stage AMADEUS, 9/11
August 28, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its production of AMADEUS, one of the most acclaimed and popular productions of the 20th century.



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