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BWW Review: RUSSELL THOMAS LIVING ROOM RECITAL Photo BWW Review: RUSSELL THOMAS LIVING ROOM RECITAL
by Maria Nockin - August 13, 2020

On Monday, August 10, 2020, I listened to tenor Russell Thomas and collaborative pianist Kyung-mi Kima??s a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? for Los Angeles Opera. He opened with Franz Schuberta??s a??An die Musik' ('To Musica??) Thomas and Kim gloried in the songa??s sweeping melody as the pianoa??s stron...
BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - PART THREE, BritBox Photo BWW Review: THE HOLLOW CROWN - PART THREE, BritBox
by Gary Naylor - May 27, 2020

BWW will be reviewing the BBC's epic adaptation of Shakespeare's history plays, The Hollow Crown, available for streaming on Britbox (free 30 days trial)....
BWW Review: Michael Friedman/Daniel Goldstein's Captivating UNKNOWN SOLDIER Explores Photo BWW Review: Michael Friedman/Daniel Goldstein's Captivating UNKNOWN SOLDIER Explores The Unreliability Of Memory And The Romance Of Imagination
by Michael Dale - March 10, 2020

For BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, Michael Friedman whipped up an emo rock score that comically skewered white male privilege. For LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST his music and lyrics embraced the open-hearted awkwardness of lovers testing the waters of adulthood, and in THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, they nostalgic...
Mandy Patinkin Returns to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center for DIARIES Co Photo Mandy Patinkin Returns to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center for DIARIES Concert January 29
by Jeffrey Ellis - January 28, 2020

Whether he is best known to audiences from his work in film (Ragtime, Yentl, The Princess Bride), on television (Chicago Hope, Criminal Minds, Homeland) or on Broadway (Evita, Sunday in the Park With George, The Secret Garden, The Wild Party), Mandy Patinkin has embodied countless unforgettable char...
BWW Review: Singer Sandy Bainum Brings an Entertaining EVER BLONDEWARD to Sterling's Photo BWW Review: Singer Sandy Bainum Brings an Entertaining EVER BLONDEWARD to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - November 12, 2019

Actress/dancer/singer Sandy Bainum proved once again on Sunday November 10 that she can do it all. It was the premiere of her new cabaret show Ever Blondeward at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. In the show she payed tribute to great celebrity blondes like Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Mitzi Gaynor, Mari...
BWW Review: HOCUS POCUS at Roxy's Downtown, An Unauthorized Parody Photo BWW Review: HOCUS POCUS at Roxy's Downtown, An Unauthorized Parody
by Craig Richardson - October 24, 2019

After World War II was over, we saw an increase in the American population thus characterizing that peace, love making lovers as 'the baby boomer' generation. They of course in turn gave birth to what is known as Generation X bringing a new age emergence of punk rock, grunge, and apparently both awe...
BWW Review: THE ICE CREAM BOYS, Jermyn Street Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE ICE CREAM BOYS, Jermyn Street Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - October 12, 2019

Jacob Zuma, former President of South Africa, checks into a hospital only to find out that an old enemy, Ronnie Kasrils, who used to be in charge of the intelligence services, is staying in the opposite room. Gail Louw writes The Ice Cream Boys, detailing this chance meeting between the two. Directe...
RATINGS: THE TONIGHT SHOW Takes Late-Night Week Of Sept. 30-Oct. 4 In Adults 18-49 Photo RATINGS: THE TONIGHT SHOW Takes Late-Night Week Of Sept. 30-Oct. 4 In Adults 18-49
by TV News Desk - October 08, 2019

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Sept. 30-Oct. 4 in adults 18-49 and most other key ratings demographics, according to “live plus same day” ratings from Nielsen Media Research....
BWW Review: Dance Fail at Fall For Dance Photo BWW Review: Dance Fail at Fall For Dance
by Juan Michael Porter II - October 03, 2019

The continued proliferation of rhythmless music plunges Fall For Dance 2019's Program 1 into a miasma of middling potpourri. From Kyle Abraham rendering Misty Copeland into a sterile robot to Crystal Pite's droning narration, this was an evening sorely in need of inventive rhythm and grooves. Thank ...
Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PL Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at Round House Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - October 01, 2019

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play recently opened at Round House Theatre. Find out what the critics had to say!...
BWW Review: NEW DANCE PARTNERS at Carlsen Center Photo BWW Review: NEW DANCE PARTNERS at Carlsen Center
by Kelly Luck - September 28, 2019

Four works comissioned by JCCC's Carlsen Center present very different ideas of dance....
BWW Interview Part 3: PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY'S New Managing Director Chris Massimine Photo BWW Interview Part 3: PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY'S New Managing Director Chris Massimine on Leadership and Mentorship by Hal Prince
by Blair Howell - September 26, 2019

Newly named as Pioneer Theatre Company's Managing Director, Chris Massimine is one of the country's youngest theater management executive. He discusses the mentoring that lead to accepting a major theater production position and what he learned about leadership....
BWW Interview: Getting a Kick from Keckler at Opera Philadelphia's O19 Festival Photo BWW Interview: Getting a Kick from Keckler at Opera Philadelphia's O19 Festival
by Richard Sasanow - September 18, 2019

Last January, Joseph Keckler seemed to burst forth, fully blown, like Athena from the head of Zeus, at New York's Prototype Festival (though his emergence was, in fact, no such thing, having already been a staple of the Downtown scene for several years). This month, Philadelphia's got him, at the Op...
BWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, York Theatre Royal Photo BWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, York Theatre Royal
by Sarah Ryan - September 11, 2019

After a sparkling debut last year with an adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children, Emma Rice's company of the same name returns for its second outing with another literary classic - Malory Towers....
Review Roundup: Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL Returns To Broadway - What Did The Critics T Photo Review Roundup: Harold Pinter's BETRAYAL Returns To Broadway - What Did The Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - September 05, 2019

Jamie Lloyd's smash-hit production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal will open officially tonight, September 5, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre....
U-M Alumna Brings New Life To Meredith Bixby's Famous Marionettes Photo U-M Alumna Brings New Life To Meredith Bixby's Famous Marionettes
by BWW News Desk - August 19, 2019

For more than 40 years, Meredith Bixby toured the eastern United States with his collection of handcrafted marionettes, staging fantastical shows for school groups and libraries. Bixby's puppets and props featured intricate mechanisms to create elaborate special effects, revealing hidden treasures a...
BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Omaha Community Playhouse is Worth a Sec Photo BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Omaha Community Playhouse is Worth a Second Look
by Christine Swerczek - March 04, 2019

Sometimes a story leaves you disappointed. Or disillusioned. So you take a second look. You read the novella. You watch the film. You return to the Omaha Community Playhouse for another performance of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. And you see it with fresh eyes and a new perspective....
BWW Review: BIRDY: Timeless Story of War and Friendship Achieves Liftoff at CommShake Photo BWW Review: BIRDY: Timeless Story of War and Friendship Achieves Liftoff at CommShakes
by Nancy Grossman - March 02, 2019

Pigeon keepers are an interesting and unique, albeit diminishing, subset of humans, and within that group is a subset, presumably small, of people who identify with the birds. Taking it one step further, Birdy, the protagonist in Naomi Wallace's adaptation of William Wharton's novel BIRDY, identifie...
Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FALSETTOS on Tour? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FALSETTOS on Tour?
by BWW News Desk - February 15, 2019

The National Tour of Falsettos celebrated its official opening in Dallas this week! Let's see what the critics have to say!...
BWW Review: THE SHADOW FACTORY, Nuffield Southampton Theatres Photo BWW Review: THE SHADOW FACTORY, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - February 02, 2019

Nuffield Southampton Theatres celebrates the first birthday of its modern city-centre venue with the return of The Shadow Factory; the first show performed at NST City which proved to be a sell-out in 2018....
Introducing a Better Way to Say Ahhh? with Colorful Bottle Openers Photo Introducing a Better Way to Say Ahhh? with Colorful Bottle Openers
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2019

Nite Ize, a leading manufacturer of innovative solution-based products, is expanding their line of Ahhh... Bottle Openers with the addition of new colorful and lightweight aluminum models....
BWW Review: THE WINTER WONDERETTES at Forum Theatre Company, A Wonderful Christmas Sh Photo BWW Review: THE WINTER WONDERETTES at Forum Theatre Company, A Wonderful Christmas Show with All Those Christmas Clichés
by Craig Richardson - December 26, 2018

  Located at The Wilke Center inside First United Methodist Church at 330 N. Broadway is the Forum Theatre Company. I had the pleasure of attending The Winter Wonderettes during their final week of shows. Kathy Page Hauptman directed four leading ladies to direct the audience, dubbed pseudo employe...
BWW Review: KINGS at Studio Theatre Rules Photo BWW Review: KINGS at Studio Theatre Rules
by Sam Abney - December 20, 2018

Some people go to the theater to find a place to escape from the world around them. If you are one of those people, Studio Theatre's production of Kings wont be your cup of tea. This production is often an uncomfortably real exploration of politics, lobbyists and daily life in the heart of our natio...
The Raven Age Announce New Album and Confirm Headline Tour Photo The Raven Age Announce New Album and Confirm Headline Tour
by TV News Desk - December 12, 2018

British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torch-bearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to thei...
BWW Review: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER - TRIPLE BILL, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - November 21, 2018

The centenary of the end of the First World War had been marked widely in dance, now the Royal Ballet present their tribute within this latest triple bill, headlined by Alastair Marriot's new work The Unknown Soldier....