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Rob Levy

Rob Levy

Rob Levy is a St. Louis based writer, blogger, DJ and podcaster with extensive experience writing about theatre, opera, health, science, tech and popular culture for St. Louis Magazine, ALIVE Magazine, The Riverfront Times, Eleven, Playback, The St. Louis Business Journal, The Max Magazine and The Beacon. He also has contributed content to Louder Than War, Target Audience Magazine, ink19.com, Anglotopia.net, Onstl.com, ReviewSTL.com and Needcoffee.com. In addition to appearing regularly the Weekend Justice , Earth Station One, The Unique Geek and It’s All Geek to Me podcasts, he also has presented papers on popular culture at several academic conferences and moderated guest panels for several large national conventions and conferences. Since 1995 he has hosted the award-winning Juxtaposition on KDHX Radio.




MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: TRIASSIC PARQ at Tower Grove Abbey PhotoBWW Review: TRIASSIC PARQ at Tower Grove Abbey
Posted: Apr. 22, 2022


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: DREAMING ZENZILE at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis PhotoBWW Review: DREAMING ZENZILE at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
Posted: Sep. 22, 2021


BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Tennessee Williams St. Louis Festival PhotoBWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Tennessee Williams St. Louis Festival
Posted: Aug. 23, 2021


BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis PhotoBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
Posted: Dec. 15, 2021


BWW Review: MLIMA'S TALE at Berges Theatre PhotoBWW Review: MLIMA'S TALE at Berges Theatre
Posted: Jun. 6, 2021


BWW Review: THE GRADIENT at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA PhotoBWW Review: THE GRADIENT at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA
Posted: Oct. 14, 2021


BWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART at Union Avenue Christian Church PhotoBWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART at Union Avenue Christian Church
Posted: Dec. 14, 2021


BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at The Loretto Hilton Center For Performing Arts PhotoBWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at The Loretto Hilton Center For Performing Arts
Posted: Mar. 28, 2022


BWW Review: TRIASSIC PARQ at Tower Grove Abbey
April 22, 2022

Not for the timid and genteel, Triassic Parq's raunchy and nasty tone coats a story of friendship, change, and acceptance.  

BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at The Loretto Hilton Center For Performing Arts
March 28, 2022

The Rep’s season finale is a hilarious romp that celebrates the frivolous, delivering a barrage of slapstick fun from start to finish. Murder has never been more fun!

BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at The Fox Theatre St. Louis
February 25, 2022

Debuting in St. Louis, this touring version of Mean Girls is an exhilarating tale of adolescent angst that celebrates individuality and equality. An altogether enjoyable theatrical experience, Mean Girls sits at the head of the class, sending other film-to-stage musicals to detention.

BWW Review: STICK FLY at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA
February 22, 2022

Exploring themes of class, race, love, and generational dynamics through the lens of an African American family, Stick Fly features a first-class cast giving vigorous performances

BWW Review: GOOD PEOPLE at Tower Grove Abbey
February 17, 2022

Now in production by Stray Dog Theatre, Good People ironically offers very little decency in its presentation of working-class Southies looking to catch a break. At its core is Margie Walsh, a tough-as-nails, blue-collar working mother whose desire to do right by her mentally challenged daughter upends her life. Saddled with unreliable caregivers and always looking for more money, she struggles to keep steady work and make ends meet.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
December 15, 2021

While there have been hundreds of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, few of them have had the energy and contemporary flair of Hana Sharif's revised production currently onstage at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.

BWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART at Union Avenue Christian Church
December 14, 2021

Filled with pathos and weighty drama, A Piece of My Heart, is a gritty, and oftentimes uncomfortable portrayal of what the over 11,000 women stationed in Vietnam dealt with as they nursed, comforted, and entertained troops.

BWW Review: THE GRADIENT at The Catherine B. Berges Theatre At COCA
October 14, 2021

A cocktail of bad bosses, allegations, accountability, and the desire for second chances are shaken and stirred in the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ world premiere of The Gradient.

BWW Review: BLUE/ORANGE at Tower Grove Abbey
October 13, 2021

Stray Dog’s Blue/Orange is a relevant exploration of the connection between class, race, and mental health. This finely directed and well-acted production is layered with raw emotions that stay with audiences long after the curtain has come down.

BWW Review: THE STORY OF MY LIFE at The Marcelle
October 4, 2021

Emerging from the pandemic for their 30th season, New Line Theatre is welcoming audiences back to live theater with The Story of My Life, an emotionally powerful two-hander about memory, friendship, individualism and, the power of words.

BWW Review: DREAMING ZENZILE at The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis
September 22, 2021

At a time when social justice issues and the role of entertainers bringing attention to relevant social issues is more prescient than ever, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ production of Dreaming Zenzile is both uplifting and relevant.

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Tennessee Williams St. Louis Festival
August 23, 2021

Crafted with great affection and care, TWStL’s on-location production of The Glass Menagerie is a first-rate production that combines the allure of nostalgia and place with an ensemble that skillfully brings the angst, faded dreams, and disappointments of Williams’ to the stage with vivid clarity.

BWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS at Grandel Theatre
August 9, 2021

Tiny Beautiful Things, arrival to St. Louis could not be more prescient. Excellently presented and emotionally compelling, its themes of healing, love, courage, and acceptance remain important local communities struggle to return to normalcy.

BWW Review: MLIMA'S TALE at Berges Theatre
June 6, 2021

Globalism, greed and international politics collide in the Repertory Theatre St. Louis’ sterling production of Mlima’s Tale. Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s poignant and emotional play about the horrors of the global ivory trade is the company’s only production for its augmented 20202/2021 season.

BWW Review: HEAD OVER HEELS Has a Good Beat and You Can Dance to It.
March 9, 2020

Camp, corsets and Aqua Net collide in a kinetic burst of Greece lighting that meshes the intense drama of Sir Philip Sidney's 16th century literary work, The Arcadia with the seemingly frivolous power punk of The Go-Go's,

BWW Review: Costumes, Comedy and Camp Come Together in THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at The Repertory Theatre St. Louis
February 17, 2020

There is a lot to wig out about with The Rep's production of The Mystery of Irma Vep. A rapid-fire mélange of B-movie insanity and camp hijinks, it is a throwback to a time when bawdy and raucous theater was a rebellious sign of the times.

BWW Review: WILDFIRE Burns With Raw Emotion
February 4, 2020

Theater is at its most compelling when the work on stage stays with the audience long after they have left the production. This is especially true with Upstream Theater's Wildfire, a well-acted and perfectly executed play that delves deeply into the psyche of some pretty ugly people.

BWW Review: The Rep Raises the Bar in the Barrio with MOJADA: A MEDEA IN LOS ANGELES
January 14, 2020

Expeditiously paced and featuring a talented ensemble, The Rep's Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles is an unflinching look at the underbelly of immigration that continues this season's focus on offering intriguing dramas filled with complex characters.

BWW Review: The REP Presents PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (and Beats)
December 7, 2019

In staging a refreshed version of Pride and Prejudice, the Rep has confidently made its case that well produced drama of classic works can continue to remain relevant in the context of contemporary times.

BWW Review: The Write Stuff: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT at The Repertory Theatre St. Louis
October 19, 2019

The arrival of the Repertory Theatre St. Louis' production of The Lifespan of a Fact could not be better timed. Although set in 2003, it's explorations of fiction versus nonfiction, fact versus embellishment and storytelling verses the truth could be ripped from the headlines of the modern world.



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