Roy Berko

Roy Berko Roy Berko, a life-long Clevelander, holds degrees, through the doctorate from Kent State, University of Michigan and The Pennsylvania State University. Roy was an actor for many years, appearing in more than 16 plays, 8 TV commercials, and 3 films. He has directed more than 30 productions. A member of the American Critics Association, the Dance Critics Association and The Cleveland Critics Circle, he has been an entertainment reviewer for more than twenty years.

For many years he was a regular on Channel 5, ABC-Cleveland's "Morning Exchange" and "Live on 5," serving as the stations communication consultant. He has also appeared on "Good Morning America." Roy served as the Director of Public Relations for the Volunteer Office in the White House during the first Clinton Administration.
He is a professor of communication and psychology who taught at George Washington University, University of Maryland, Notre Dame College of Ohio and Towson University. Roy is the author of 31 books. Several years ago, he was selected by Cleveland Magazine as one of the most interesting people in Cleveland.



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BWW Review: Spectacular KINKY BOOTS delights at Baldwin WallaceBWW Review: Spectacular KINKY BOOTS delights at Baldwin Wallace
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BWW Review: Brilliant EVERY BRILLIANT THING a must see at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: Brilliant EVERY BRILLIANT THING a must see at Cleveland Play House
Posted: Nov. 30, 2019


BWW Review: Impressive, Startling, Educational LIVE BODIES FOR SALE at Playwrights LocalBWW Review: Impressive, Startling, Educational LIVE BODIES FOR SALE at Playwrights Local
Posted: Nov. 24, 2019


BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Is An Emotionally Seductive Slice Of Life Musical DramaBWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Is An Emotionally Seductive Slice Of Life Musical Drama
Posted: Nov. 7, 2019


BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Connor Palace(Key Bank Broadway Series)BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Connor Palace(Key Bank Broadway Series)
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BWW Review: Dynamic, Must See HAIR Commemorates Kent State Massacre of 1970BWW Review: Dynamic, Must See HAIR Commemorates Kent State Massacre of 1970
Posted: Nov. 2, 2019


BWW Review: Spectacular KINKY BOOTS delights at Baldwin WallaceBWW Review: Spectacular KINKY BOOTS delights at Baldwin Wallace
Posted: Nov. 17, 2019


BWW Review: PREVIEW OF THE SHAW FESTIVAL 19BWW Review: PREVIEW OF THE SHAW FESTIVAL 19
Posted: Feb. 16, 2019


BWW Review: Seeing BW/Beck's wonderful ONCE once, is not enoughBWW Review: Seeing BW/Beck's wonderful ONCE once, is not enough
Posted: Feb. 11, 2019


Best Theatres In Cleveland: A Guide To The Top Local TheatresBest Theatres In Cleveland: A Guide To The Top Local Theatres
Posted: May. 6, 2019


BWW Review: LIBERACE, well, facsimile, thereof, coming to Cleveland's Theatre in the CircleBWW Review: LIBERACE, well, facsimile, thereof, coming to Cleveland's Theatre in the Circle
Posted: Dec. 13, 2018


BWW Review: Kids And Choreography Enhance MATILDA At The Beck CenterBWW Review: Kids And Choreography Enhance MATILDA At The Beck Center
Posted: Jul. 15, 2019


BWW Review: “THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON,” an adult fantasy at Dobama
December 8, 2019


BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS at Connor Palace(Key Bank Broadway Series)
December 5, 2019

Just because it basically takes place in a high school, don't expect 'MEAN GIRLS,' now on stage at the Connor Palace as part of the Key Bank Broadway series, to have the emotional impact of 'DEAR, EVAN HANSEN.'

BWW Review: Brilliant EVERY BRILLIANT THING a must see at Cleveland Play House
November 30, 2019


BWW Review: Impressive, Startling, Educational LIVE BODIES FOR SALE at Playwrights Local
November 24, 2019


BWW Review: Spectacular KINKY BOOTS delights at Baldwin Wallace
November 17, 2019


BWW Review: THE BAND'S VISIT Is An Emotionally Seductive Slice Of Life Musical Drama
November 7, 2019

It's '1996, the Alexandria [Egypt] Ceremonial Police Orchestra, just arrived in Israel, and are waiting in Tel Aviv's central bus station. They expect to be welcomed by a representative from a local Arab cultural organization, but no one shows up.

BWW Review: Dynamic, Must See HAIR Commemorates Kent State Massacre of 1970
November 2, 2019

On May 4, 1970, over a period of 13-seconds, nearly 70 shots were fired upon Kent State University unarmed students by the Ohio State National Guard. The students, and their supporters, were protesting against the bombing of Cambodia by the United States, part of the ill-conceived Vietnam incursion. Forever after, to be known as 'The Kent State Massacre,' the attack killed four and wounded nine others.

BWW Review: HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA Fulfills the Theater's Mission at Convergene Continuum
October 26, 2019


BWW Review: Compelling PIPELINE Wisely Brings Up More Questions Than It Answers
October 23, 2019

Multi-award-winning Dominique Morisseau is one of America's new and, in the view of many, the best of emerging playwrights.

BWW Review: THE PENELOPIAD Relates A Tale Of Mythology, With Contemporary Undertones, At Ensemble
October 22, 2019

Most Americans know Margaret Atwood as the author of 'The Handmaid's Tale,' the multi-award-winning television series.

BWW Review: "Wakey, Wakey" leaves audience emotionally drained at Dobama.
October 20, 2019

'Wakey, Wakey' leaves audience emotionally drained at Dobama.

BWW Review: Women-Centric JULIUS CAESAR at GLT is Bloody-Good
October 8, 2019

Sara Bruner has proven once again that she is the queen of Shakespeare staging. As she did last season with her 'The Taming of the Shrew,' her women-centric version of 'Julius Caesar,' which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theater, is creative, well-formulated and long on clear message development.

BWW Review: MEMBER OF THE WEDDING is Less Than it Should Be at Beck Center for the Arts
October 6, 2019

The play 'Member of the Wedding' is based on Carson McCullers 1946 novel of the same name. The author also penned the script for the 1950 Broadway stage production which starred Ethel Waters, Julie Harris and Brandon DeWilde.

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN Gets Fresh, Dynamic, Engaging Production at GLT
September 29, 2019

We are in the midst of 'The Music Man' blizzard. In the last year, Porthouse Theatre and The Shaw Festival have done the show, and a Broadway production starring Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill, will begin performances on October 15, 2020. Two-time Tony Award-winning superstar, Sutton Foster, will co-star as Marian the librarian. The production will be directed by four-time Tony Award winner, Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle.

BWW Review: Intense, Well-Written and Performed, Thought-Provoking PARADISE BLUE at Karamu
September 28, 2019


BWW Previews: BLUE SKIES - IRVING BERLIN AND THE AMERICAN DREAM at THE MUSICAL THEATER PROJECT
September 27, 2019

On October 12 at 8PM in the Ohio Theatre and October 13 at 3 PM at Fairmount Temple, The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) will present 'BLUE SKIES-IRVING BERLIN AND THE AMERICAN DREAM' with Bill Rudman, Paul Ferguson, Trev Offult and Michael Shirtz, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and Joe Hunter Trio. It is a tribute to Irving Berlin.

BWW Review: COPENHAGEN at Cesear's Forum
September 22, 2019


BWW Review: Finely Written, Creatively Directed, Well-Acted, Funny, INTO THE BREECHES! at CPH
September 22, 2019

As the lights come up on the Tony Winning Cleveland Play House's opening production of its 104thseason, it's 1942 and the Oberon Play House (a stand-in name for CPH), is about to open its season. There is a major problem, however. The plays scheduled are all Shakespeare, the company's males are all off fighting in World War II, and the director is in the service of his country.

BWW Review: BY THE BOG OF CASS is a Tale of Irish Angst on Stage at Ensemble
September 14, 2019


BWW Review: STUPID FU***ING BIRD Takes Glorious Flight at Dobama
September 9, 2019

The lights dim. Joseph Lyle Dunn, who we later learn is portraying Conrad, the play's protagonist, comes stage center and says, 'The play will begin when someone says: 'Start the fucking play.'' As if on cue, a member of the audience yells, 'Start the fucking play,' and it does!



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