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


10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward10 on Tuesday with THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Keslie Ward
Posted: Apr. 10, 2018


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


Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLERReview: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


Review: L'IMITATION OF LIFE Doesn't Hold BackReview: L'IMITATION OF LIFE Doesn't Hold Back
Posted: Apr. 12, 2018


10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough10 on Tuesday with SOUTHERN GOTHIC's Michael McKeough
Posted: Apr. 17, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

Online Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy WeissOnline Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
Posted: Jun. 14, 2017


Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy WeissTribune's Chris Jones Responds to Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss
Posted: Jun. 14, 2017


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


BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDTBWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
Posted: Sep. 19, 2017


10 on Tuesday with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Rob Colletti10 on Tuesday with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Rob Colletti
Posted: Oct. 31, 2017


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.

Pride Films and Plays Stages a Must-See Romance with YANK!Pride Films and Plays Stages a Must-See Romance with YANK!
January 20, 2018

Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of YANK! A Romantic Must-See

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
January 17, 2018

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!

10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope
November 21, 2017

10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope

BWW Review: Silly and Sunny ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLEBWW Review: Silly and Sunny ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
November 17, 2017

BWW Review: Silly and Sunny ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

Review: A Feel Good, Rocking SCHOOL OF ROCKReview: A Feel Good, Rocking SCHOOL OF ROCK
November 6, 2017

Review: A Feel Good, Rocking SCHOOL OF ROCK

10 on Tuesday with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Rob Colletti10 on Tuesday with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Rob Colletti
October 31, 2017

10 on Tuesday with SCHOOL OF ROCK's Rob Colletti

Review: HIAHP's Beguiling BEWILDEREDReview: HIAHP's Beguiling BEWILDERED
October 5, 2017

Review: HIAHP's Beguiling BEWILDERED

Review: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOMEReview: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOME
September 29, 2017

Review: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOME

Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant JoyTheo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy
September 22, 2017

Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy

BWW Interview: HELLO AGAIN Director Tom GustafsonBWW Interview: HELLO AGAIN Director Tom Gustafson
September 20, 2017

WW Interview: HELLO AGAIN Director Tom Gustafson

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDTBWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
September 19, 2017

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT



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