Jaime Zahl

Jaime Zahl Jaime is a freelance writer with a passion for everything theatre. Her work has been featured in the The East Hampton Press, The Southampton Press, 27east.com, The Long Island Press, Buzzfeed and Elite Daily. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to cover the Long Island theatre scene, which has been a second home since her youth.


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BWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIEBWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIE
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Breaks Stigmas at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Breaks Stigmas at Cultural Arts Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


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BWW Review: FUN HOME Breaks Boundaries and Touches Hearts at Smithtown Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: FUN HOME Breaks Boundaries and Touches Hearts at Smithtown Performing Arts Center
Posted: Sep. 12, 2018


BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Portrays the Realities of Romance at Merrick Theatre & Center For The ArtsBWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Portrays the Realities of Romance at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
Posted: Jan. 9, 2018


BWW Review: NEWSIES Reigns 'King of New York' at the John W. Engeman Theater At NorthportBWW Review: NEWSIES Reigns 'King of New York' at the John W. Engeman Theater At Northport
Posted: Jul. 27, 2018


BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
Posted: Jun. 7, 2018


BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Cultural Arts Playhouse
Posted: May. 29, 2018


BWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIEBWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIE
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


BWW Review: DOG SEES GOD at South Shore Theatre ExperienceBWW Review: DOG SEES GOD at South Shore Theatre Experience
Posted: Jan. 21, 2018


BWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIEBWW Review: 'We Think You're Gonna Like It Here' - CM Performing Arts Center's ANNIE
December 3, 2018

If you're looking to enjoy some holiday cheer in the comfort of a toasty theater look no further than the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center's production of the family favorite 'Annie.' Lavish sets by the masterful Patrick Grossman, a spacious house with a majority of plush red seats and some of the best talent on the island - this production is nothing less than you would expect from this company. Although there are multiple other companies also producing 'Annie' this season I must say this would be quite difficult to top.

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Breaks Stigmas at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL Breaks Stigmas at Cultural Arts Playhouse
December 3, 2018

Mental illness continues to have a stigma in this country and I applaud the Cultural Arts Playhouse for taking on a musical with such difficult and timely subject material. The passion this cast has for their production is evident through their dedication to diving head first into the emotional narrative and embodying characters faced with painful pasts, experiences and revelations.

Long Island Theatre Community Joins Forces to Aid Theatre Three After Devastating Flood DamageLong Island Theatre Community Joins Forces to Aid Theatre Three After Devastating Flood Damage
September 28, 2018

After severe flooding in the Port Jefferson area, community theatre staple Theatre Three suffered severe damages leaving its staff, performers and patrons devastated. However, efforts are already in the works to raise money to restore the theatre

BWW Review: FUN HOME Breaks Boundaries and Touches Hearts at Smithtown Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: FUN HOME Breaks Boundaries and Touches Hearts at Smithtown Performing Arts Center
September 12, 2018

Some shows move you. Some shows run a chill up your spine. Some shows leave makeup and tears streaming down your face. This was my experience sitting in the intimate Circle in the Square Theatre, where 'Fun Home' premiered on Broadway in 2015 after an Off-Broadway run in 2013. More than three years later I experienced the same rush of emotions at Smithtown Performing Arts Center's production.

BWW Previews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at PHOENIX REPERTORY THEATRE GROUPBWW Previews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at PHOENIX REPERTORY THEATRE GROUP
August 20, 2018

Phoenix Repertory Theatre Company's debut season continues with Lillian Hellman's rarely produced play 'The Children's Hour,' directed by Long Island theatre veteran Daniel Bubbeo and featuring a cast of local actors.

BWW Review: NEWSIES Reigns 'King of New York' at the John W. Engeman Theater At NorthportBWW Review: NEWSIES Reigns 'King of New York' at the John W. Engeman Theater At Northport
July 27, 2018

The second act of Disney's 'Newsies' opens with a show-stopping number titled 'King of New York,' in which the Newsies celebrate their newfound celebrity in the press. The cast and production team of the John W. Engeman Theater's stunning production have equal reason to celebrate. Bringing to life a spectacle of pure entertainment, they earn the title of 'King of New York' - or Long Island, rather.

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz TheatreBWW Review: ON THE TOWN at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
June 7, 2018

What would you do if you met someone who had never seen a musical before? They have no concept of what goes into it - the dance breaks, the big ensemble numbers, the balance of humor and pathos. The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's production 'On the Town' would be the perfect production to display what it means to be a musical. Although it teeters on the cliche at times, the production value and the performances make up for the sometimes flawed piece.

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Cultural Arts Playhouse
May 29, 2018

Staging a musical like 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' is no easy feat. It calls for a company of strong voices, deep character study and a set worthy of emulating the titular Parisfamous bell tower. The Cultural Arts Playhouse manages to bring all these elements together in a wonderful crescendo of theatrical magic.

BWW Previews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Previews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at YMCA Boulton Center For The Performing Arts
May 3, 2018

Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore plant at the YMCA Boulton Center in Bay Shore.

BWW Feature: The Luke Neuhedel Foundation presents annual charity production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Feature: The Luke Neuhedel Foundation presents annual charity production of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
April 6, 2018

A group of Long Island performers and musicians have gathered together once again for a charitable cause in the Luke Neuhedel Foundation production of 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.'

Summer Stages: Jaime's Spring/Summer Picks!Summer Stages: Jaime's Spring/Summer Picks!
April 3, 2018

Just this past week marked my one-year anniversary joining the BroadwayWorld Long Island team and I have to say it's been a wonderful experience. It's only cemented in my mind how talented this region truly is and what a unique place we get to live in where arts are so cherished.

BWW Feature: The Great South Bay YMCA Act Out Theatre Program's THE LION KING JR. Presented at Newly Renovated Boulton Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Feature: The Great South Bay YMCA Act Out Theatre Program's THE LION KING JR. Presented at Newly Renovated Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
January 29, 2018

Since late December the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts has been dark due to major renovations of their front lobby. But this weekend the theater's in house Act Out Theatre School will debut the first show in the updated venue with a production of Disney's The Lion King Jr.

BWW Review: DOG SEES GOD at South Shore Theatre ExperienceBWW Review: DOG SEES GOD at South Shore Theatre Experience
January 21, 2018

Drug use, underage sex and juvenile delinquency - that is the reality of the beloved Peanuts gang in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, presented by the South Shore Theatre Experience in Lindenhurst until January 19.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Portrays the Realities of Romance at Merrick Theatre & Center For The ArtsBWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Portrays the Realities of Romance at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
January 9, 2018

The Merrick Theatre & Center For the Arts continues its 2017-2018 season with Jason Robert Brown's intimate love story, The Last Five Years, running until January 28. The two-person, song cycle musical tells the story of the romantic relationship between two New Yorkers - Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, a novelist of the verge of a success - over a five-year period. While Jamie's songs progress chronologically, Cathy's proceed in reverse - thus giving audiences a unique perspective into the growth and ultimate destruction of their relationship.

BWW Review: A New Spin on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: A New Spin on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Cultural Arts Playhouse
November 28, 2017

Theatre is about pushing the boundaries of what's expected. In the Cultural Arts Playhouse's latest production of Fiddler on the Roof, director Eliana Kayelle has taken many risks in her telling of the Broadway classic.

BWW Feature: Local Theatre Academy Meets 'Once on This Island' on BroadwayBWW Feature: Local Theatre Academy Meets 'Once on This Island' on Broadway
November 17, 2017

A young group of actors from Long Island had the experience of a lifetime as they journeyed to New York City in November to see a performance of the Broadway revival Once on This Island, currently playing at Circle in the Square. Since September, the children and their production team at Stagelight Academy, based in Lindenhurst, NY, have been working on their own production of Once on This Island Jr. Following the Broadway performance, they met with producers and actors and revelled in the excitement and inspiration of seeing the show they would soon stage back home.

BWW Feature: Young Theatrical Professionals to Debut Triple Threat Training GroundBWW Feature: Young Theatrical Professionals to Debut Triple Threat Training Ground
November 6, 2017

A new theatrical training experience is debuting on Long Island this winter. Created by two local professionals with a passion for theatre, Triple Threat Training Ground promises to be just what you need to polish your skills - whether you're pursuing a professional acting career or enjoy the craft as a hobby.

BWW Review: CARRIE at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: CARRIE at Cultural Arts Playhouse
October 3, 2017

Just in time for the month of Halloween, the Cultural Arts Playhouse is generating goosebumps with its thrilling production of 'Carrie.'

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Cultural Arts PlayhouseBWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Cultural Arts Playhouse
September 13, 2017

Teased hair, neon mesh and parachute pants galore - The Wedding Singer at the Cultural Arts Playhouse in Syosset is a jubilant trip back to the '80s.

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The ArtsBWW Review: INTO THE WOODS at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
September 8, 2017

The Merrick Theatre and Center For the Performing Arts is casting a spell over its patrons with a magical production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's classic musical 'Into the Woods' running until October 1.



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