Greer Firestone

Greer Firestone Greer Firestone has been reviewing the performing arts for 25 years. He is the playwright of JUDY GARLAND "World's Greatest Entertainer". The book show is a takeoff of the popular TV series "This Is Your Life" and is set in 1961, 2 weeks after Judy's momentous performance at Carnegie Hall and termed "The Greatest Night in Show Business History." He is planning a national tour. greerfirestone@gmail.com

Instead of the preachers, teachers and next door neighbors, Judy's ‘surprise' guests are Liza, Frank and Dean. The four sing their legendary signature songs, 22 in all. For more information, visit GreerFirestone.com.



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BWW Review: DE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME at The Baby GrandBWW Review: DE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME at The Baby Grand
Posted: Sep. 30, 2019


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Posted: Sep. 24, 2019


BWW Previews: DRACULA at First State Ballet TheatreBWW Previews: DRACULA at First State Ballet Theatre
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BWW Review: A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theatre Company
Posted: Dec. 12, 2018


BWW Previews: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at The Baby GrandBWW Previews: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' at The Baby Grand
Posted: Jan. 14, 2019


BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street TheatreBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street Theatre
Posted: May. 29, 2019


BWW Previews: SPAMALOT at The PlayhouseBWW Previews: SPAMALOT at The Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 19, 2018


BWW Previews: A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theatre Co.BWW Previews: A SIGN OF THE TIMES at Delaware Theatre Co.
Posted: Nov. 27, 2018


BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Media TheatreBWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Media Theatre
Posted: May. 28, 2019


BWW Review: HONK! at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HONK! at Delaware Theatre Company
Posted: Apr. 22, 2019


BWW Previews: DRACULA at First State Ballet Theatre
October 7, 2019

First State Ballet Theatre stages a completely original DRACULA at the baby grand October 18 - 20. Choreography is by Viktor Plotnikov, a longtime collaborator of Artistic Director Pasha Kambalov. Their friendship goes back to 1987, when the two were dancers with Donetsk Ballet Company in Ukraine (A nation in the news presently. You may have hearda??).

BWW Review: DE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME at The Baby Grand
September 30, 2019

Paula and George Wolkind's dream of a Delaware Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is now a bonafied institution. A sellout crowd at the baby grand on September 22 welcomed not only musical legends but also historians, DJ's and promoters who have had and continue to have a profound influence on the music scene.

BWW Review: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Candlelight Theatre
September 24, 2019

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Candlelight's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. If you're gonna fake, fake til you make it!

BWW Review: HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES at Delaware Theatre Company
September 18, 2019

Delaware Theatre Co opens its season with THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES. For Arthur Conan Doyle adherents, this is pipedreams away from Benedict Cumberbatch OR in my case, Basil Rathbone (my favorite all time baddest of bad guys in the movies of the 50's).

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street Theatre
September 13, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season (no typo) with an uproarious YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. This venerable theatre has seen the likes of all the Barrymores, Katherine Hepburn and Edwin Booth, to name a few. (Although his brother's legacy probably tanked his career).

BWW Previews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN: THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street Theatre
August 16, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre opens its 211th season with Mel Brooks' hilarious musical comedy, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL. Previews on September 3, opens September 11, and continues through October 20.

BWW Previews: DE THEATRE CO SEASON at Delaware Theatre Company
August 15, 2019

Delaware Theatre Company launches its 2019-2020 season with hilarity, humanity, a Dickens classic, an Irish Romeo & Juliet and 4 Rock & Roll hip swinging icons.

BWW Previews: THE PLAYHOUSE SEASON at The Playhouse On Rodney Sq.
August 7, 2019

The Playhouse on Rodney Square announces its 2019-2020 season: BEAUTIFUL a?' The Carole King Musical, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, THE COLOR PURPLE, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. In addition, the schedule includes three limited, return engagements of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER a?' THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, and JERSEY BOYS.

BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Candlelight Theatre
July 19, 2019

Such a serendipitous time to stage SOUTH PACIFIC at Candlelight; 1949 legendary musical theatre consciously plotted to speak to racial animosity; brown skins vs white skins. And now, 78 years later, we reside in a country riven by a racist president.

BWW Previews: GRAND OPERA SEASON at Grand Opera House
June 10, 2019

The Grand Management went in a divergent (albeit more creative and all encompassing path) to preview their entire 2019-2020 season. Last Wednesday they invited the public to Copeland Hall to present tapas-style tidbits of The Grand, The Playhouse, First State Ballet, DE Symphony, Opera Delaware, The Rock Orchestra and City-Theatre; all resident performers at our esteemed Performing Arts Center of Delaware at 818 Market St. and elsewhere.

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL at Walnut Street Theatre
May 29, 2019

LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical is absolute escapism but staged at The Walnut it is legally astonishing in its tight direction, supremely talented actors and technical aspects. There can be no prosecutorial dissent on this!

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Media Theatre
May 28, 2019

From a short 1976 New York Magazine article by Brit ex pat Nik Cohn (which he later admitted was fictional) was spawned a block buster film that made John Travolta a household name.

BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Candlelight Theatre
May 16, 2019

I understand why actors have a passive-aggressive relationship with critics. Over 30+ years of reviewing regional theatre, some don't make eye contact with me when they feel I have slighted or criticized them unfairly in a previous review…or worse yet…never mentioned them!

BWW Feature: JUDY GARLAND 'WORLD'S GREATEST ENTERTAINER' available for licensing
May 9, 2019

JUDY GARLAND 'World's Greatest Entertainer' is available for licensing to both individual theatres throughout the world OR seeking a production company/investor to mount a tour.

BWW Review: FENCES at UD Rep Ensemble
May 6, 2019

Bono, friend to Troy the protagonist in UD Rep Ensemble's FENCES, comments 'Some people build fences to keep people out, some people build fences to keep people in'.

BWW Previews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Playhouse
May 2, 2019

Who has not seen SOUND OF MUSIC whether on stage or the classic movie and not been enraptured by its story and songs?

BWW Previews: LEND ME A TENOR at Candlelight Theatre
April 30, 2019

The beloved farce LEND ME A TENOR opens May 11 at The Candlelight Theatre with a stellar cast all of whom can launch a laugh line.

BWW Review: MAURITIUS at UD Rep Ensemble
April 29, 2019

While UD Rep Ensemble's general modus operandi is classic plays from the likes of Moliere, Shakespeare and Thornton Wilder, their mission statement includes production of contemporary classics as well. Artistic Director Sandy Robbins is smitten by Theresa Rebeck, a prolific and award-winning American playwright, novelist and television writer.

BWW Review: HONK! at Delaware Theatre Company
April 22, 2019

HONK! Is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson story of "The Ugly Duckling". It embodies a message of tolerance and bullying…and as Director Bud Martin suggests in his program notes…'the discourse in our country today is full of bullying, name-calling, racism and anti-immigration". (Provoked by our Narcissist in Chief. My words, not Martin's).

BWW Previews: DE ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME at The Baby Grand
April 10, 2019

Paula and George Wolkind had a dream, realized last year at the baby grand with the first inductees of the Delaware Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. That first show was a rollicking, jitterbugging sellout.



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