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Neil Shurley

Neil Shurley

Neil Shurley has been covering the Greenville SC arts scene since 2001. A member of the American Theatre Critics Association, his theatre-related work has appeared in such publications as The Greenville News, Greenville Journal, Creative Loafing, and MetroBeat.

Neil is also an actor, songwriter, and occasional ukulele-player. He tweets too much, mostly about donuts, coffee, and Star Trek.


Review: Warehouse Theatre's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is Pure Joy
August 8, 2022

What did our critic think of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Warehouse Theatre?

Interview: Jessica Penzias, Book Writer of New Musical FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER
August 3, 2022

The joy of sharing this timeless story with a group of people is what fuels our creative process.

Interview: Playwright Kareem Fahmy Discusses DODI & DIANA, Debuting at South Carolina New Play Festival
July 26, 2022

'There are parts of her story that people choose to leave out because it DOESN'T fit into the narrative they want to tell about her.'

Interview: Marcus Paul James of AIN'T TOO PROUD at Peace Center
July 24, 2022

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS follows the beloved Motown group's journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, ultimately landing them 42 Top Ten Hits.

Interview: Glenda Manwaring, Director of CHILDREN OF EDEN at Mill Town Players Simpsonville
July 20, 2022

This musical is entertaining, fun, and joyous

Event Recap: Playwright Kate Hamill Launches the South Carolina New Play Festival
July 18, 2022

'I'm interested in creating works that are surprising, irreverent, and inherently theatrical.'

Review: AIDA Glows at Glow Lyric Theatre
July 17, 2022

This stripped-down AIDA literally glows with life.

Interview: Christopher Rose, Director of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY at Mill Town Players
July 16, 2022

'We all know pain, sorrow, hurt and loneliness. Hank Williams knew these things intimately.'

Interview: Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett Tell the Stories Behind the Shows in a new Cabaret for South Carolina New Play Festival
July 14, 2022

'We’re just excited to be a part of a process that helps promote and foster new art.' West Hyler, Executive Artistic Director of the inaugural South Carolina New Play Festival, wants to tell you a story.

Interview: Mill Town Players Executive Artistic Director Will Ragland Opens Two Shows in One Weekend
July 12, 2022

On July 22, their most recent season concludes with a production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY in their home space, the historic Pelzer Auditorium. But July 22 also sees the opening of a brand new season at their new second location, the Simpsonville Arts Center. For their premiere prodcution in the space, MTP presents CHILDREN OF EDEN.

Interview: Artistic Director Jenna Tamisiea Elser Opens Up About Glow Lyric Theatre's 2022 SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON
July 11, 2022

'This season is really focusing on acknowledging history'

Interview: Playwright Samantha Miller Opens Up About DRAGONSOUL OFFLINE
July 10, 2022

'I can't wait to see the audience react.'

BWW Interview: Maddie Tisdel, Director of HEAD OVER HEELS at Proud Mary Theatre Company
June 26, 2022

Expect cross dressing, deceit, and general campy comedic hijinks.

BWW Review: APPROPRIATE Digs Up Family Secrets at Warehouse Theatre
June 13, 2022

This play is not to be missed.

BWW Interview: Actor Peter Matthew Smith Opens Up About 'The Greatest Job There Is' - Playing King George III in HAMILTON
June 5, 2022

I caught up with Peter Matthew Smith by phone and asked him to tell us more about playing King George III, the musical's regal comic relief. 'It's a non-stop festival for your ears and eyes.'

BWW Interview: Adante Carter of MEAN GIRLS, the Hilarious Broadway Musical Coming to The Peace Center May 24-29
May 18, 2022

“Wear pink to the theatre!”

BWW Interview: Omar Lopez-Cepero of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Peace Center
April 23, 2022

'You get a real rock concert experience.'

BWW Interview: Jo Garcia-Reger of THE WOLVES at Warehouse Theatre
April 19, 2022

It's like a war movie where you see teenage girls preparing for battle rather than men.

BWW Interview: FROZEN's Caroline Bowman is Ready to Let It Go at Peace Center
March 15, 2022

'Seeing this show live is so much more magical than watching the movie.'

BWW Review: Thorny comedy NATIVE GARDENS Takes Aim at Issues
March 13, 2022

Good fences make good neighbors - or do they?

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