Brooklyn Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Star in Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT BWW Review: Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville Star in Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2018

Ranking up there with MEDEA and OEDIPUS REX, Eugene O'Neill's family tragedy LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT would most likely make any playgoer's list of inappropriate classics to revive on Mother's Day weekend.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Company XIV's CINDERELLA, An Enchanted Evening of Erotic Fun by Austin McCormick BWW Review: Company XIV's CINDERELLA, An Enchanted Evening of Erotic Fun by Austin McCormick
by Michael Dale - March 19, 2018

Typically, the immediate attraction between Cinderella and the handsome prince is presented as simply a matter of physical chemistry, but in Company XIV's newest variation of Charles Perrault's classic, the true bonding between the two occurs because they're both captivating aerialists.... (more...)
BWW Album Review: KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL Is A Lot of Christmas Cheer BWW Album Review: KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL Is A Lot of Christmas Cheer
by Amanda Prahl - March 12, 2018

Is there such a thing as too much Christmas cheer? The creators of Kris Kringle: The Musical, out now as a studio cast recording, certainly don't think so. The upbeat, cheery tale of an earnest dreamer of a toymaker is as light and sweet as a sugar cookie loaded with red-and-green frosting. Its subs... (more...)
BWW Review: Everyone Deserves the Chance to See Theater 2020's ASSASSINS BWW Review: Everyone Deserves the Chance to See Theater 2020's ASSASSINS
by Kristen Morale - February 27, 2018

The extraordinary is turned ordinary when the need to be heard, to believe in the right of happiness, overcomes what reason dictates one should do to achieve it; reason becomes as much of an ally as it is a weapon. What is so beautiful about Sondheim's Assassins is not only how the root of such an e... (more...)
BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION BWW ALBUM REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70'th Birthday Is To Be Celebrated With The Release of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION
by Jade Kops - February 13, 2018

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given an exclusive taste of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: UNMASKED: THE PLATINUM COLLECTION ahead of it's release on 16th March 2018 through Universal Music. ... (more...)
BWW Review: Company XIV's Erotic Holiday Treat NUTCRACKER ROUGE Christens Their New Brooklyn Home BWW Review: Company XIV's Erotic Holiday Treat NUTCRACKER ROUGE Christens Their New Brooklyn Home
by Michael Dale - November 28, 2017

For over a decade, the unquestionably brilliant director/choreographer Austin McCormick's Company XIV has been dazzling audiences with unexpected wonders.... (more...)
BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil Hatches Up OVO BWW Review: Cirque du Soleil Hatches Up OVO
by Michael Dale - July 09, 2017

After PARAMOUR, last season's ambitious but underwritten attempt to incorporate their world-class circus arts performers into a book and score Broadway musical, Cirque du Soleil returns to town doing what they do best.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Yearns For a Post-Apocalyptic Return To Normalcy BWW Review: Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Yearns For a Post-Apocalyptic Return To Normalcy
by Michael Dale - February 22, 2017

When tragedy strikes a community, after the initial shock and the effort to neutralize the situation, there's always a strong desire to return to normalcy.... (more...)
BWW Review: Theater2020's SWEENEY TODD Triumphs No Matter Which Way You Cut It BWW Review: Theater2020's SWEENEY TODD Triumphs No Matter Which Way You Cut It
by Kristen Morale - February 13, 2017

Directed and choreographed by Judith Jarosz (who is also one of the theater's two Producing Artistic Directors) and with music direction by Tom Mcdonough, Theater2020 brings a beautifully executed production of Sondheim's musical to the first professional theater in Brooklyn Heights. With the slogan... (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - January 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before THE LION KING's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a... (more...)
BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center - A Home for Classical Storytelling BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center - A Home for Classical Storytelling
by Amber Adams - January 03, 2017

"A home for classical storytelling" for children is that of the Kelsey Kirkland Arts Center's performance of "The Nutcracker."... (more...)