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BWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the HippodromeDubious Deeds Done Delightfully Well
Posted: Dec. 29, 2016


BWW Review: DAS BARBEC? at the SpotlightersBWW Review: DAS BARBEC? at the Spotlighters
Posted: Oct. 12, 2016


BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The HippodromeBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Hippodrome
Posted: May. 12, 2016


BWW Review: ANASTASIA  at The HippodromeBWW Review: ANASTASIA at The Hippodrome
December 6, 2018

ANASTASIA at the Hippodrome is full of charm and exuberance. Part modern fairytale, part musical history, the show takes full advantage of the glory that was Imperial Russia and the glitter of 1920s Paris.

BWW Review: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at The EverymanBWW Review: DANCING AT LUGHNASA at The Everyman
September 19, 2018

Your sense of home lives in the boundaries of childhood memory. Aspects of the larger world are distilled to smaller moments that define each person's life. The intricate patterns of past and present, memory and reality choreograph the story of Everyman's DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Brian Friel's 1991 Tony-award-winning play.

BWW Review: THE QUICKENING at Fells Point Corner TheatreBWW Review: THE QUICKENING at Fells Point Corner Theatre
June 15, 2018

A young woman and her baby are in danger as it becomes increasingly evident they are being haunted.

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF JOSEPH at The Everyman TheatreBWW Review: THE BOOK OF JOSEPH at The Everyman Theatre
May 17, 2018

The psychological arcs of history are sometimes lost in the details and dates. THE BOOK OF JOSEPH amplifies those emotional truths as it follows the Hollander family's past struggle to survive World War II and present struggle to deal with the reverberations of a past we both wish to remember and seek to forget.

BWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the VagabondBWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond
September 18, 2017

Perfect casting makes for a beautiful rendition of The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond. In this Tennessee Williams' classic, a fractured family struggles to maintain the illusion of hope in a harsh reality. Michael Byrne Zemarel's sensitive direction extracts the timeless elements from the mid-century setting.

BWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the HippodromeBWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Hippodrome
December 29, 2016

Can murder be funny? It is when a group of eccentric aristocrats are involved with all the frills and trills of the Edwardian Age in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER currently playing at the Hippodrome

BWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at the HippodromeBWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at the Hippodrome
November 3, 2016

It's a lovely, lovely night at the Hippodrome with Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

BWW Review: DAS BARBECÜ at the Spotlighters
October 12, 2016

TheValkyries are riding into Texas with DAS BARBEC, a tall tale of gods, heroes, good, evil, quests, curses, bling, rings and a buffet fit for Valhalla. Come to the best barbecue in town at the Spotlighters, a small space with big ideas.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All SeasonsBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons
September 29, 2016

A high energy musical history of The Four Seasons that hits all the right notes.

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The HippodromeBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Hippodrome
May 12, 2016

Be their guest at the Hippodrome for Disney's lavish musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Center StageBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Center Stage
November 13, 2015

Ghosts, orphans, broken hearts, gloomy manors, resilient spirits and the healing power of nature spring forth from the pages of the classic story to the stage in this magical producition.

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Center StageBWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Center Stage
September 23, 2015

Jane Austen's love story between proud Mr. Darcy and prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet receives a lively adaption at Center Stage.

BWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEADBWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
June 11, 2015

You're still a good man, Charlie Brown. Even as you cross the minefield of modern adolescence. Even when dealing with loss. Even when questioning while everyone else has the answers. Even when all your friends are falling like dominoes clicking down the line. You, Charlie Brown, once the patron saint of losers, stand strong in the hormonal storm of puberty.

BWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMIBWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
February 9, 2015

in the East Coast Debut of Kemp Powers new play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

BWW Reviews: ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP at the Pumpkin TheatreBWW Reviews: ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP at the Pumpkin Theatre
September 26, 2014

The Pumpkin Theatre's ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP is a colorful and charming version of the famous fairy-tale. My delightful five-year-old guest became so engrossed in the story she forgot to sit down and looked like she might fly onto the stage to rescue the hero and his princess from the evil clutches of the dastardly villains. It's always heartening to see the digital generation put aside their gadgets and fall under the spell of classic theater.

BWW Reviews: ONCE at the HippodromeBWW Reviews: ONCE at the Hippodrome
September 19, 2014

For Baltimore theater goers, a show at the Hippodrome is a must-see experience. The ornate charm of this historical gem sets an anticipatory air of excitement for the audience. It's proven to be versatile in its staging of both new and old Broadway whether elaborate or intimate. The most recent production, ONCE, is a successful example of the Hippodrome's ability to stretch and contract its personality to fit the style of a small indie movie as well as any elaborate Disney extravaganza.

BWW Reviews GOD OF CARNAGE at The SpotlightersBWW Reviews GOD OF CARNAGE at The Spotlighters
July 24, 2014

A wicked comedy of manners (or lack thereof) that displays our best intentions and our worst behavior.

BWW Reviews: STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Center StageBWW Reviews: STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Center Stage
February 11, 2014

Sometimes it takes a village, but here, it just takes two very talented actors to bring a village to life. Playwright Marie Jones and actors Clinton Brandhagen and Todd Lawson take an old story and make it new by presenting it as a two-man play. The results are a thoroughly entertaining acting tour-de-force.

BWW Reviews: TICK, TICK... BOOM at the Red Branch Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: TICK, TICK... BOOM at the Red Branch Theatre Company
October 10, 2013

TICK, TICK...BOOM is Jonathan Larson's story before he wrote Rent. Social issues, plotlines and melodic phrasing made famous in that rock opera are in formation here. It's simpler than Rent with its own quirky charm. The story is not new, but the performers are refreshing, and the real-life tragedy adds new meaning to the main character's obsession with his looming milestone birthday.

BWW Reviews: STAGE IV at The Mobtown PlayersBWW Reviews: STAGE IV at The Mobtown Players
August 8, 2013

For playwright and physician, Madeline Leong, all the emotions doctors are encouraged to keep in check have found an inspired outlet in her new play STAGE IV. The medical backdrop provides the perfect canvas to display how differently people respond to some of the most critical moments of their life.



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