Misha Davenport

Misha Davenport Misha Davenport is the chief critic for Broadway World Chicago. A Chicago-based freelance writer, blogger, critic and singer. He studied playwriting at Michigan State University under the late Arthur Athanason. He covered theater in the Windy City for more than a decade at the Chicago Sun-Times. He is a fierce advocate and lover of live theater from shows in 50-seat storefronts to big Broadway blockbusters.



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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo UbiqueBWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique
Posted: Dec. 12, 2018


Review: An Epic and Sweeping MISS SAIGONReview: An Epic and Sweeping MISS SAIGON
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


Review: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICALReview: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
Posted: Jan. 17, 2018


BWW Review:  PRETTY WOMAN in Need of a Few TweaksBWW Review: PRETTY WOMAN in Need of a Few Tweaks
Posted: Mar. 29, 2018


Review: Mercury Theater's Stellar COMPANYReview: Mercury Theater's Stellar COMPANY
Posted: Apr. 16, 2018


REVIEW: No Masking a Senseless LOVE NEVER DIESREVIEW: No Masking a Senseless LOVE NEVER DIES
Posted: Feb. 16, 2018


BWW Review: TOOTSIE, Broadway's Next Great Musical ComedyBWW Review: TOOTSIE, Broadway's Next Great Musical Comedy
Posted: Oct. 1, 2018


10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan
Posted: Apr. 24, 2018


BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo UbiqueBWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique
December 12, 2018

Theo Ubique's debut in its new Evanston performance space disappoints.

Review: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICALReview: HIAH's Holiday Romp SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL
November 30, 2018

HIAH puts a holiday twist on the camp classic 'Showgirls' with SNOWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL

Review: An Epic and Sweeping MISS SAIGONReview: An Epic and Sweeping MISS SAIGON
November 20, 2018

The current National Tour of MISS SAIGON feature refreshed staging and a heartfelt, emotional and star-making performance by Emily Bautista.

BWW Review: Sympathy for the Devil in Steppenwolf's DOWNSTATEBWW Review: Sympathy for the Devil in Steppenwolf's DOWNSTATE
November 2, 2018

Based on his prior works, Playwright Bruce Norris seemingly relishes nothing more than to push the buttons of the liberal, cultural elite (aka most theatergoers). He is in rare form in DOWNSTATE. The show is well-acted and directed with tact and skill by Pam MacKinnon.

BWW REVIEW: Unrestrained Laughter in THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLEBWW REVIEW: Unrestrained Laughter in THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
October 9, 2018

BWW REVIEW: Unrestrained Laughter in THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE

BWW Review: TOOTSIE, Broadway's Next Great Musical ComedyBWW Review: TOOTSIE, Broadway's Next Great Musical Comedy
October 1, 2018


Review: A Comforting, Heartfelt and Homey WAITRESSReview: A Comforting, Heartfelt and Homey WAITRESS
July 5, 2018

Review: A Comforting, Heartfelt and Homey WAITRESS

Listen: Two songs from PF&P's hit show FLIES! The MusicalListen: Two songs from PF&P's hit show FLIES! The Musical
May 31, 2018

Listen: Two songs from PF&P's hit show FLIES! The Musical

Review: PF&P's Smart, Sassy FLIES! THE MUSICAL!Review: PF&P's Smart, Sassy FLIES! THE MUSICAL!
May 15, 2018


10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Sarah Grant10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Sarah Grant
May 8, 2018


10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan
April 24, 2018

10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan

10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough
April 17, 2018

10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough

Review: Mercury Theater's Stellar COMPANYReview: Mercury Theater's Stellar COMPANY
April 16, 2018

Come to see the new theater space, but stay for Mercury's COMPANY.

Review: L'IMITATION OF LIFE Doesn't Hold BackReview: L'IMITATION OF LIFE Doesn't Hold Back
April 12, 2018


10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward
April 10, 2018

10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward

Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLERReview: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
April 3, 2018

Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER

BWW Review:  PRETTY WOMAN in Need of a Few TweaksBWW Review: PRETTY WOMAN in Need of a Few Tweaks
March 29, 2018

One of the highest-grossing romantic comedies of all time, it was a forgone conclusion that PRETTY WOMAN would add ': The Musical' to its title at some point.

10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Brian McCaskill10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Brian McCaskill
March 20, 2018

10 on Tuesday with Brian McCaskill

Review: Theo Ubique's Chillingly Exciting SWEENEY TODDReview: Theo Ubique's Chillingly Exciting SWEENEY TODD
March 19, 2018

Review: Theo Ubique's Chillingly Exciting SWEENEY TODD

REVIEW: No Masking a Senseless LOVE NEVER DIESREVIEW: No Masking a Senseless LOVE NEVER DIES
February 16, 2018

Dark, brooding and weird, the show collapses under the weight of plausibility.



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