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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Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF ElectrifiesReview: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Electrifies
Posted: Jan. 11, 2019


BWW Review: A Country's Soul Beats in CAMBODIAN ROCK BANDBWW Review: A Country's Soul Beats in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
Posted: Apr. 16, 2019


Set Sail for Hell in a Handbag's Stellar POSEIDON!Set Sail for Hell in a Handbag's Stellar POSEIDON!
Posted: Mar. 27, 2019


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: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook UpReview: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up
Posted: Jun. 29, 2019


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


Review: Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS Has Got The BeatReview: Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS Has Got The Beat
Posted: Jul. 8, 2019


BWW Review: Hell in a Handbag's Timely and Topical THE DRAG SEED
July 31, 2019

David Cerda scores another camp hit with the timely and topical THE DRAG SEED

Review: Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS Has Got The Beat
July 8, 2019

Elizabethan comedy meets modern constructs of gender fluidity in Kokandy's top-notch production of HEAD OVER HEELS.

Review: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up
June 29, 2019


BWW Review: Theo Ubique's HEDWIG Ignites
June 21, 2019


BWW Review: A Country's Soul Beats in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
April 16, 2019

BWW Review: A Country's Soul Beats in CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND

Set Sail for Hell in a Handbag's Stellar POSEIDON!
March 27, 2019

Hell in a Handbag's parody of the classic 1972 disaster film, is in top ship-shape and worthy of you booking a passage. It's a laugh riot of epic proportions.

Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Electrifies
January 11, 2019

Review: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Electrifies

BWW 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 MUSICAL
November 30, 2018

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

Review: 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 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 JUNGLE
October 9, 2018

BWW REVIEW: Unrestrained Laughter in THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE

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


Review: 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 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!
May 15, 2018


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


10 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 McKeough
April 17, 2018

10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough

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

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



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