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Review: Mark Tuan brings the heat to Vancouver with “The Other Side” tour! Photo Review: Mark Tuan brings the heat to Vancouver with “The Other Side” tour!
by Alyson Eng - November 10, 2022

Mark Tuan’s “The Other Side” tour stopped in Vancouver on November 1st and didn’t fail to bring the energy and heat to the crowd. “The Other Side” tour visited a total of 15 cities across North America and had its last show in Los Angeles on November 6th....
Review: Why a 'Weird Al' Concert Without Any Parodies Is the Most 'Weird Al' Concert Photo Review: Why a 'Weird Al' Concert Without Any Parodies Is the Most 'Weird Al' Concert of All
by Aaron Wallace - October 19, 2022

An evening with 'Weird Al' on stage is always a blend of concert, comedy, and community. The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour feels like an opportunity to give back — letting Al show us everything else he can do while indulging our own inner geeks at the...
Album Review: Queer Indie-Folk-Pop Artist Elizabeth Wyld Sings The Truths Of Many Wom Photo Album Review: Queer Indie-Folk-Pop Artist Elizabeth Wyld Sings The Truths Of Many Women On Her New EP DELICATE CREATURES
by Bobby Patrick - October 24, 2022

Elizabeth Wyld offers a queer woman’s POV about love’s layers lost and how some cope, some cop-out, and some kill....
Review: VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON PREMIERES EDMUND FINNIS, Southbank Centre Photo Review: VÍKINGUR ÓLAFSSON PREMIERES EDMUND FINNIS, Southbank Centre
by Alexander Cohen - September 26, 2022

Making his Proms debut just last year, Víkingur Ólafsson brings his searing musical brilliance to the Southbank Centre....
Review: Neko Case at Brooklyn Steel Photo Review: Neko Case at Brooklyn Steel
by Daniel Nolen - September 09, 2022

What did our critic think of NEKO CASE AT BROOKLYN STEEL at Brooklyn Steel?...
Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center Photo Review: JOHN WILLIAMS 90TH BIRTHDAY GALA CONCERT at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - June 27, 2022

109 film scores, lots of symphonic music, and the music you hear during the Olympics doesn't even begin to properly describe a true living musical legend like John Williams. His 50 years and 29 film association with Steven Spielberg is the longest relationship in film between a director and a compos...
Review: Phoebe Bridgers at Forest Hills Stadium Photo Review: Phoebe Bridgers at Forest Hills Stadium
by Daniel Nolen - June 19, 2022

What did our critic think of Phoebe Bridgers at Forest Hills Stadium?...
BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium Photo BWW Review: Rex Orange County at Forest Hills Stadium
by Daniel Nolen - May 15, 2022

BroadwayWorld's @danielnolen writes about Rex Orange County's Who Cares? Tour in Queens...
BWW Review: Rina Sawayama at Terminal 5 Photo BWW Review: Rina Sawayama at Terminal 5
by Daniel Nolen - May 15, 2022

@danielnolen writes about seeing Rina Sawayama's final show of her Dynasty tour....
BWW Review: Lucius at The Beacon Theater Photo BWW Review: Lucius at The Beacon Theater
by Daniel Nolen - May 05, 2022

I arrive at the Beacon Theater early enough to peruse the merch line, and after attempting--and failing--to bribe the woman icily manning the VIP table into letting me purchase an exclusive gig poster, I take my seat and wait for the show to begin. ...
Review: Nina Campos, with Guest Gerald Santos, In Concert at Pinto Art Museum Photo Review: Nina Campos, with Guest Gerald Santos, In Concert at Pinto Art Museum
by Vince Vicentuan - May 04, 2022

A summer night couldn’t be more propitious: an amphitheatre sitting loftily atop rugged Antipolo terrains adorned with humongous homalomenas, philodendrons, and alocasias growing uninterruptedly, a buzzing crowd of guests gushing over the museum’s Castillan-influenced architecture jutting into the n...
BWW Review: Lorde at Radio City Music Hall Photo BWW Review: Lorde at Radio City Music Hall
by Daniel Nolen - April 20, 2022

BWW writer and podcaster @danielnolen visited Radio City for Lorde's sold-out show and wrote all about it!...
BWW Review: Aimee Mann at City Winery Photo BWW Review: Aimee Mann at City Winery
by Daniel Nolen - April 18, 2022

It's Good Friday, and I am attending Aimee Mann's opening night at City Winery. It's the first of four shows she will be playing over the weekend in New York City, which is the first stop on her US tour to promote her new album, Queens of the Summer Hotel. Read our critic's review. ...
BWW Album Review: ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Pistol-Smart an Photo BWW Album Review: ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Pistol-Smart and Deeply Satisfying
by David Clarke - April 12, 2022

Earlier this spring, Broadway Records released ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording), giving fans of Stephen Sondheim our third English language commercially released recording of this brilliant score. Closed early because of Omicron, Broadway Records preserved this cast's wonderfully nua...
BWW Review: FRANKIE VALLI Not Quite 'In Concert' with THE FOUR SEASONS at Dr. Phillip Photo BWW Review: FRANKIE VALLI Not Quite 'In Concert' with THE FOUR SEASONS at Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - March 23, 2022

Frankie Valli introduced his ninth song at Dr. Phillips Center on Sunday night as one of his all-time favorites: a 1964 B-side called 'Silence Is Golden.' He might have taken the title a little too much to heart. It's a golden oldie for sure, and Valli sounded great... impossibly great for an 87-yea...
BWW Review: LaBelle Brings Les Bops to Dr. Phillips Center Photo BWW Review: LaBelle Brings Les Bops to Dr. Phillips Center
by Aaron Wallace - March 21, 2022

An OG, indeed. She is voulez-vous coucher's iconic 'moi,' the phenom who gave us 'New Attitude' but is every bit as famous for her own attitude - the diva who in 2019 famously lamented all of Top 40's 'little heifers who can't sing' and here tonight in Orlando was calling her own high heels 'heifers...
BWW Review: Audra McDonald and Dr. Phillips Center Make History with Duke Ellington's Photo BWW Review: Audra McDonald and Dr. Phillips Center Make History with Duke Ellington's BLACK, BROWN & BEIGE
by Aaron Wallace - January 27, 2022

It's not every day that Audra McDonald stands twenty feet in front of you and says, 'Tonight, we are all a part of history.' Then again, it's not every day that music history gets made in Orlando - real-deal, textbook-worthy history - so when it does happen, I reckon Audra McDonald is as eager to be...
BWW Review: Jennifer Hudson Concert Is a Big-Voice Baptism for Dr. Phillips Center's Photo BWW Review: Jennifer Hudson Concert Is a Big-Voice Baptism for Dr. Phillips Center's New Steinmetz Hall
by Aaron Wallace - January 24, 2022

When Jennifer Hudson sang 'I Will Always Love You' at Dr. Phillips Center on Saturday night, harkening back to her legendary performance of the same at the 54th Grammys, she braced for the 'And I' but, overwhelmed, went with a 'SIR! The way you played that HORN!' instead......
BWW Review: JENNIFER NETTLES: BROADWAY UNDER THE MISTLETOE at Capital One Hall Photo BWW Review: JENNIFER NETTLES: BROADWAY UNDER THE MISTLETOE at Capital One Hall
by Elliot Lanes - December 20, 2021

I am always happy when a recording artist thinks outside the box when it comes to planning their holiday concerts. Let’s face it, there is only so many times you can hear the same five carols that everyone seems to perform....
BWW CD Review: WHY DO THE NATIONS at Acis Photo BWW CD Review: WHY DO THE NATIONS at Acis
by Erica Miner - October 18, 2021

Grammy-nominated baritone Stephen Powell demonstrates that this can be accomplished in the classical genre...
BWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen Photo BWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen of Soul' and Celebrates Strength in Sisterhood
by Courtney Savoia - September 25, 2021

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but truly getting to know the heart, soul, and essence of a music legend is the ultimate honor. For Oscar-and Grammy-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, portraying the one and only Aretha Franklin was a serious and cherished commitment. In her...
BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's Release Me 2 Opens Up Emotionally and Offers Cla Photo BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's Release Me 2 Opens Up Emotionally and Offers Clarity, Peace, and Healing for Life's Journey
by Courtney Savoia - August 06, 2021

Legendary icon, Barbra Streisand, recently announced that her new album, Release Me 2, will be available on Friday, August 6th. Streisand's first Release Me album debuted in September 2012, and contained tracks recorded between her 1967 Simply Streisand and 2011 What Matters Most albums. Featuring a...
BWW Review: A CHILD OF OUR TIME: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2021 at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Photo BWW Review: A CHILD OF OUR TIME: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2021 at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - March 17, 2021

It begins with the mezzo-soprano, the wonderful Elizabeth Campbell....
BWW Album Review: Alex Boniello's Debut EP 'Hi' is the Brave Companion So Many of Us Photo BWW Album Review: Alex Boniello's Debut EP 'Hi' is the Brave Companion So Many of Us Are Seeking
by Courtney Savoia - January 15, 2021

Broadway favorite, Alex Boniello, most recently seen on stage in the Tony Award-winning Dear Evan Hansen, just released his debut EP, titled “Hi,” written during his last few months of the musical. With COVID-19 changing the state of our world and the theater community, this catalog is extremely rel...
BWW Album Review: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 'The Christmas Album' Infuses Love, Joy, and Mer Photo BWW Album Review: Leslie Odom, Jr.'s 'The Christmas Album' Infuses Love, Joy, and Merriment into the Holiday Season
by Courtney Savoia - December 09, 2020

Tony and Grammy Award winner, Leslie Odom Jr., who originated the role of Aaron Burr in Broadway’s Hamilton, recently released his new holiday album, The Christmas Album, which also features the legendary Cynthia Erivo and Nicolette Robinson, as well as The Walls Group and Michea Walls....