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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,,,, and 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.



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.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre
September 23, 2019

Angels In America is must-see event that is, in equal parts, a depiction, dialogue, response and conversation about the AIDS crisis. It also is underpinned by themes of race, life, death, faith and politics.

BWW Review: Emotional and Intense, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Resonates at The Marcelle
August 9, 2019

Adapte from the 1994 film, A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE centers around Alfie Byrne, a down on his luck bus conductor and theater director whose latest theatrical production leads to a powerful journey of self-discovery.

BWW Review: DEAR MR. WILLIAMS: Bryan Batt Mesmerizes at The Curtain Call Lounge
May 11, 2019

DEAR MR. WILLIAMS centers on the parallel journeys between Batt and his beloved playwright. Sharing Williams passion for The Big Easy, Batt's metamorphosis from adolescent soccer player to an actor lauded by Helen Hayes is a bumpy coming-of-age story filled that is equally parts hilarious, ironic, tragic, contemplative and rousing.

BWW Previews: SAY ANYTHING at Touhill Performing Arts Center
May 10, 2019

Three decades later SAY ANYTHING remains one of best romantic comedies of the late 1980s. Confronting issues like adolescent love, social status and independence. Its crisp dialogue, witty charm and killer soundtrack provides the perfect launching point for John Cusack's enduring career.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at FOX THEATRE-Helicopters and Hopelessness Make MISS SAIGON a winner!
May 4, 2019

After 30 years of tours and a successful run in the West End and on Broadway MISS SAIGON needed a fresh coat of paint. Boy did it sure get one!