Brazil Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy
by Claudio Erlichman - August 17, 2017

Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont  (Claudia Raia). B... (more...)
BWW Review: A ERA DO ROCK (Rock of Ages) Rocks in Sao Paulo BWW Review: A ERA DO ROCK (Rock of Ages) Rocks in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - June 22, 2017

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small town girl met a big city rocker  in LA's most famous rock club, and they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80s. It's ROCK OF AGES, an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Poison and many more. Don't... (more...)
Musical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao Paulo Musical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2017

Winner of more than 125 international awards, the world's second longest-running musical ever, Les Miserables arrives at Teatro Renault, in Sao Paulo. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the show, in contrast to 19th-century France, tells an enthralling story of dreams, love, passion, sacrifice an... (more...)
BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - January 16, 2017

Universal, translated into more than 22 languages and presented in more than 100 cities, RENT gets a new Brazilian production with presentations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How do you count one year of your life? The winner of the 4 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Song, Best Original Score and Best... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Phenomenon Reappears In New Brazilian Version By Moeller & Botelho BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Phenomenon Reappears In New Brazilian Version By Moeller & Botelho
by Claudio Erlichman - November 16, 2016

The Rocky Horror Show is a rare theatrical phenomenon. After debuting in a small room in London's underground circuit in 1973, it became a movie, became a pop icon and never left the stage and movie screens. A true legion of fans helps maintain the aura of the musical, in special exhibitions, meetin... (more...)
BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - October 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsi... (more...)
BWW Review: 26 Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST  O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie BWW Review: 26 Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie
by Claudio Erlichman - September 12, 2016

Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name, GHOST, a timeless fantasy about the power of love, had its Brazilian premiere at Teatro Bradesco in Sao Paulo. The plot centers on lovers Sam and Molly, who are attacked as they are returning to their apartment. When Sam dies he becomes cau... (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - September 01, 2016

Regarded as one of most popular musicals of all time, the classic My Fair Lady turns 60 and receives this month a new theatrical production signed by the Director Jorge Takla. With a great cast and live orchestra, the show - based on the classic Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - tells the story of ... (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - August 22, 2016

Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz... (more...)
BWW Review: 'URINETOWN' AND 'KISS ME, KATE' ARE THE BIG WINNERS OF 2ND PREMIO REVERENCIA at Teatro Alfa BWW Review: 'URINETOWN' AND 'KISS ME, KATE' ARE THE BIG WINNERS OF 2ND PREMIO REVERENCIA at Teatro Alfa
by Claudio Erlichman - July 21, 2016

Numa cerimonia de altissimo nivel que não ficou devendo em nada ao Premio Tony, foi realizada nesta terca feira, no Teatro Alfa a segunda edicão do Premio Reverencia, celebrando o teatro musical brasileiro.... (more...)
BWW Preview: THE REALISTIC JONESES (Os Realistas) Brings Debora Bloch to Sao Paulo at Teatro Porto Seguro BWW Preview: THE REALISTIC JONESES (Os Realistas) Brings Debora Bloch to Sao Paulo at Teatro Porto Seguro
by Claudio Erlichman - March 31, 2016

With Direction by Guilherme Weber the play brings in the cast Debora Bloch, Emilio De Mello, Fernando Eiras and Mariana Lima. Unprecedented in Latin America, 'The Realistic Joneses' was the debut of Will Eno on Broadway, in 2014.... (more...)
BWW Review: Magical: So Is The Musical RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Which Premiered This Week In Sao Paulo. BWW Review: Magical: So Is The Musical RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Which Premiered This Week In Sao Paulo.
by Claudio Erlichman - March 26, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical in two acts with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Douglas Carter Beane based partly on Hammerstein's 1957 book. The story is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la P... (more...)
BWW Review: Due To The Success In Rio, OU TUDO OU NADA (The Full Monty) Opens In Sao Paulo In Short Season At Theatro NET SP BWW Review: Due To The Success In Rio, OU TUDO OU NADA (The Full Monty) Opens In Sao Paulo In Short Season At Theatro NET SP
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2016

The Brazilian stage production of the musical created out from one of the great movie box office hits in the 1990s - The Full Monty - conquered the cariocas in their season of 5 months, directed by Tadeu Aguiar and Portuguese version by Artur Xexeo. In this musical production version, with a book by... (more...)
BWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca Theater BWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca Theater
by Claudio Erlichman - March 08, 2016

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Sno... (more...)
BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - March 04, 2016

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. F... (more...)
BWW Review: With A Score By George And Ira Gershwin ANTES TARDE DO QUE NUNCA (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT) Opens In Sao Paulo BWW Review: With A Score By George And Ira Gershwin ANTES TARDE DO QUE NUNCA (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT) Opens In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - August 26, 2015

?The Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, with book by Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse, debuts at Teatro CETIP, in Sao Paulo, with adaptation by Miguel Falabella, who also assumes the role of playboy Jimmy Winter. The show is set in New York in the 20s, whe... (more...)