Jeremy Bustin

Jeremy Bustin Jeremy Bustin is a Communications Manager at GE. He has contributed as a writer for AltDaily, an ultra-independent magazine founded in Norfolk. Outside of his professional life, he dabbles in theatre, both as a spectator and a performer. He feels fortunate to live in a city with such a thriving theatre community and with so much talent. Jeremy holds a Master's of Strategic Public Relations from The George Washington University. In addition to theatre and earning a living, he enjoys creative writing. Jeremy lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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BWW Review: HATTheatre's HILLARY AND CLINTON: Affairs, Rivalries and a Soupçon of Sci-Fi
November 11, 2017

HILLARY AND CLINTON, a kind of seriocomedy written by Lucas Hnath, is about the Clintons... and yet it isn't. This piece is an interesting amalgamation of political intrigue and a science-fiction contrivance that takes us quite-literally out of this world.

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall TheatreBWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at 5th Wall Theatre
November 10, 2017

True to their slogan 'Theatre Beyond Boundaries,' director Lucian Restivo and the personnel at 5th Wall have executed (pun intended) a distinctly immersive theatrical gambit with pulverizing marks. By staging Murder Ballad entirely within the confines of the main room at Club Infuzion in Scott's Addition (as per the original Off-Broadway production's cue to venue selection), the audience is treated to a 360 degree display of four spellbinding actors belting out booming rock tunes whilst weaving around and about the respective patrons' tables and sitting areas.

BWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Firehouse Theatre: Simple, Brutal BrillianceBWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS at Firehouse Theatre: Simple, Brutal Brilliance
November 3, 2017

For those unfamiliar with Eugene O'Neill's stark allegory of a poor family's struggle against the stagnant days of the Great Depression: don't let anyone (the internet included) spoil it for you! Not even me; and I'll keep things brief here, too. Yes, go in to see Desire Under The Elms with a clean slate! For such a warranted and temporary implementation of a kind of na vet is certain to make this haunting experience all the more visceral and captivating.

BWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of TeaBWW Review: Richmond Triangle Players' CLOUD 9: A Mysterious Cup of Tea
October 7, 2017

CLOUD 9 is a charmingly funny but introspective head-scratcher of a play that shouldn't be missed. The entire company, production team, and everyone at Richmond Triangle Players have delivered a solid piece of theatre.

BWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) ReasonsBWW Review: Quill Theatre's LYSISTRATA: Possibly the Hottest Ticket in Town for Obvious (and Perhaps Some Not-So-Obvious) Reasons
October 7, 2017


BWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With YouBWW Review: TheatreLAB And Yes, And's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Stays With You
October 2, 2017

It is this reviewer's exultant onus to relay that in the case of TheatreLAB and YES, AND's production of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, director Chelsea Burke and her team have pulled out all of the stops to give the audience an unforgettable experience, with the technical follow-through and musical polish to rival any production that has ever been mounted. And these generous qualities are symbiotically aligned with the equally powerful presence of actors Christie Jackson and Alexander Sapp. It's just that freaking good.

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Repertory Theatre is Thoroughly EntertainingBWW Review: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Virginia Repertory Theatre is Thoroughly Entertaining
September 27, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre's production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is first-rate entertainment that will keep audiences smiling through the final curtain. I loved it.

BWW Review: Cadence Theatre Takes on Tony-Winning FUN HOMEBWW Review: Cadence Theatre Takes on Tony-Winning FUN HOME
September 13, 2017

FUN HOME looks and sounds great, and has many, many moments of brilliance.

BWW Review: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS at Richmond Triangle PlayersBWW Review: THE VIEW UPSTAIRS at Richmond Triangle Players
August 27, 2017

The images are haunting. Their stories are heartbreaking. Prior to the Pulse nightclub tragedy, it was the most deadly attack against the LGBT community. The arson at the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter of New Orleans is at the center of Richmond Triangle Players' entertaining and moving season opener, THE VIEW UPSTAIRS.

Inventive and Engaging, ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL is a Fresh Trip Down the Rabbit HoleInventive and Engaging, ALICE: A NEW MUSICAL is a Fresh Trip Down the Rabbit Hole
August 22, 2017

Under the imaginative hand of Adam Ferguson, The Basement is transformed into a 360-degree Wonderland. Serving as the director, scenic designer and props master, Ferguson displays the kind of vision and talent that take years to hone.

BWW Review: DA at Virginia Repertory TheatreBWW Review: DA at Virginia Repertory Theatre
August 4, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre's intimate space at the Hanover Tavern is the perfect venue for Hugh Leonard's Drama Circle and Tony Award-winning play, DA. Set in Ireland in the 1960s, the production is equal parts memory play and Irish comedy.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Peninsula Community TheatreBWW Review: RAGTIME at Peninsula Community Theatre
August 3, 2017

The Hampton Roads theatre scene is bursting with talent, and some of it is on display in Peninsula Community Theatre's enjoyable production of RAGTIME. The production follows three distinct societal classes in New York at the turn of the 20th century. Exploring themes of racism, anti-Semitism, anti-immigrant bias and radicalism, RAGTIME is just as relevant to today's America as with the stories featured in PCT's production.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Altria TheaterBWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Altria Theater
July 26, 2017

For two nights only, the 'Farewell Tour' of MAMMA MIA brings the beloved jukebox musical back to Richmond. The Altria Theater is the second to last stop on the 10-month 'final' American tour for this crowd-pleasing production.

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Williamsburg Players is Heartrending and PowerfulBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Williamsburg Players is Heartrending and Powerful
July 10, 2017

NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional roller coaster that's unlike anything in the Broadway archives. It's an important story and the kind of powerful theatre that changes people to the core. The Williamsburg Players' production is not to be missed. It runs through July 16 at the James York Playhouse.

BWW Review: TheatreLAB and Firehouse Theatre's Co-production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is So Very.BWW Review: TheatreLAB and Firehouse Theatre's Co-production of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is So Very.
July 6, 2017

Not since Virginia Repertory Theatre's acclaimed staging of Spring Awakening has there been so much teen angst on one stage in Richmond. Like the aforementioned production, the young, spry cast of TheatreLAB's and Firehouse Theatre's Heathers: The Musical brings tenacity, rockin' vocals and an abundance of snark to Richmond audiences.

BWW Review: Impassioned and Invigorating, Virginia Repertory Theatre Delivers Impressive IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Review: Impassioned and Invigorating, Virginia Repertory Theatre Delivers Impressive IN THE HEIGHTS
June 26, 2017

IN THE HEIGHTS is a universal story of life, hope and new beginnings; andwith this pitch-perfect, dynamic productionthattranscends generationaland cultural boundaries, Virginia Repertory Theatrebreaks new ground. IN THE HEIGHTS is on stage at the November Theatre now through July 30.

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Richmond Triangle Players, a Feel-Good Wedding With a TwistBWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Richmond Triangle Players, a Feel-Good Wedding With a Twist
June 4, 2017

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU isn't smart and doesn't have a lot of artistic merit, but it's thoroughly entertaining and offers the kind of trivial comedy audiences need right now. The production runs through July 1 at the Robert B. Moss Theatre.

BWW Review: A KINKY Revolution in RichmondBWW Review: A KINKY Revolution in Richmond
May 31, 2017

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS runs at the Altria Theater through Sunday, June 4.

BWW Review: Jewish Family Theatre's Encore Presentation of BAD JEWS is Viciously Good FunBWW Review: Jewish Family Theatre's Encore Presentation of BAD JEWS is Viciously Good Fun
May 14, 2017

The Jewish Family Theatre encore presentation of Joshua Harmon's sharp and penetrating comedy, BAD JEWS, runs at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center through May 14.

BWW Review: Cadence Theatre's RABBIT HOLE Examines Life After TragedyBWW Review: Cadence Theatre's RABBIT HOLE Examines Life After Tragedy
May 5, 2017

'Things just aren't nice anymore.' People have different coping mechanisms for grief, a message that is profoundly on display in Cadence Theatre's production of David Lindsay Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama RABBIT HOLE. The show runs through May 20 at Virginia Repertory Theatre.



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