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: Relevant and Remarkable, Virginia Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN DeliversBWW Review: Relevant and Remarkable, Virginia Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN Delivers
February 20, 2018

Teeming with emotionally-charged and nuanced performances, and led by Tony-award winning actress Trezana Beverley, Virginia Rep's RAISIN is a tour de force not to be missed. Audiences can see the Broadway-caliber masterwork through March 11 at Virginia Rep's November Theatre.

BWW Previews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE at TheatreLAB: A Behind-the-Scenes CommentaryBWW Previews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE at TheatreLAB: A Behind-the-Scenes Commentary
February 15, 2018

Amid the ever-random fronts of varying warm and cold weather patterns, I was fortunate enough one recent, blustery evening to be invited by director Mess Rayford and her small but dexterous team of performers and technical aides to a preview-performance of the Cellar Series' latest theatrical outing, BRIGHT HALF LIFE.

BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone AwryBWW Review: Swift Creek Mill's ALL MY SONS: A Haunting Glimpse at an 'American Dream' Gone Awry
February 15, 2018

I must preface this article to indicate that as much as I found this production of ALL MY SONS to be beguiling and devastatingly gripping, I found myself thinking, 'Wow, people just don't talk this way anymore. In fact, they really don't act this way anyone, either.' The play was written and set in 1947.

BWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse TheatreBWW Feature: WINGS: THE MUSICAL at Firehouse Theatre
February 7, 2018

In a brief discussion with the cast and creative team before their succeeding rehearsal, WINGS, opening at Firehouse on February 15th, bares an unmistakable feeling of importance and veneration.

BWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical TheatreBWW Review: TheatreLAB's I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD: Bare Bones, Metaphysical Theatre
February 7, 2018

I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD is a theatrical piece... about creating theatrical pieces.

BWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its BestBWW Review: Swift Creek Mill Theatre's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS: Non-Stop Nostalgia at its Best
December 21, 2017

In a swingin' cavalcade of big band excitement, director Tom Width and his sterling team of singer-actors, musicians and technicians have packed a real red, white and blue wallop!

BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET is the Surprise Hit of the Season!BWW Review: Virginia Repertory Theatre's MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET is the Surprise Hit of the Season!
December 18, 2017

Head on over to Hanover Tavern to see one of the smartest, funniest and, surprisingly, most charming plays of the year. Wrapped in twists, MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET features a powerhouse cast-delivering some of their best dramatic and comedic work.

BWW Review: The Hills are Revived in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Altria TheatreBWW Review: The Hills are Revived in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Altria Theatre
December 9, 2017

NETworks Presentations' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is nearly pitch perfect thanks to brilliant, refreshing new direction from Jack O'Brien, and standout performances by several cast members. Playing through Sunday at the Altria Theatre in Richmond, the cross-generational THE SOUND OF MUSIC is not to be missed.

BWW Review: Whimsical and Winsome, Virginia Repertory Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS is a Holiday Best Bet for FamiliesBWW Review: Whimsical and Winsome, Virginia Repertory Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS is a Holiday Best Bet for Families
December 7, 2017

Everyone's favorite Nanny has landed, with 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' magic in tow, at Virginia Repertory Theatre. Based on the 1934 P.L. Travers series and subsequent Disney film, the Tony-nominated MARY POPPINS has been extended through January 7 at the November Theatre due to popular demand.

BWW Previews: Alet Taylor and Dani Apple Star in DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY at Virginia Musical Theatre, December 1-3BWW Previews: Alet Taylor and Dani Apple Star in DISNEY'S FREAKY FRIDAY at Virginia Musical Theatre, December 1-3
November 27, 2017

The critically-acclaimed new musical from Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, FREAKY FRIDAY opens Friday at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

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.



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