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BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY Dazzles Jackson BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY Dazzles Jackson
by Juliana Asbill - January 22, 2018

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage brings fans of the classic movie and theatre alike to Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson Mississippi for a night of nostalgia and excitement.... (more...)
BWW Review:  Learn to See 'The Beauty Underneath' in LOVE NEVER DIES at the Benedum BWW Review: Learn to See 'The Beauty Underneath' in LOVE NEVER DIES at the Benedum
by Dylan Shaffer - January 04, 2018

Ten years after the epic conclusion of The Phantom of the Opera, we find ourselves on the shores of the Atlantic- an ocean away from the Paris Opera House where years prior Christine, Raoul, and the Phantom would meet for an explosive encounter in the lair. Christine and Raoul would flee together, l... (more...)
BWW Review: Entertaining Champions of Magic at Connor Palace BWW Review: Entertaining Champions of Magic at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - December 30, 2017

Say the words 'magician' or 'illusionist' and the names usually conjured are David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Uri Geller, Doug Henning, David Blaine, and The Amazing Johnathan. These are entertainers noted for tricks and actions shrouded in secrecy and mystery.... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Enchants Jackson BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Enchants Jackson
by Juliana Asbill - December 27, 2017

The Christmas festivities didn't end on December 25th this year for many theatre-goers in Jackson, Mississippi. Attendees of all ages could be found in the auditorium at Thalia Mara Hall for the December 26th performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical.... (more...)
BWW Review:  THE BOOK OF MORMON Brings Something Incredible to Orlando BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Brings Something Incredible to Orlando
by McKenzie Lakey - December 15, 2017

Elder Price of 'The Book of Mormon' made it very clear that he loves Orlando during the musical's stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this past Wednesday night-and Orlando made it known that it loved him right back.... (more...)
BWW Review: An Awe-Inspiring LION KING at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre BWW Review: An Awe-Inspiring LION KING at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - December 15, 2017

Julie Taymor may not be a household name, but her magical staging and mesmerizing creativity is most likely the reason why THE LION KING has become a world wide phenomenon. The termed blockbuster is tossed about all too frequently but the Disney stage production of their 1994 animated musical has ga... (more...)
BWW Review: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Fisher Theatre is a Holly Jolly Good Time for the Season! BWW Review: CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND at Fisher Theatre is a Holly Jolly Good Time for the Season!
by Katie Laban - December 13, 2017

Christmas Wonderland, a holiday spectacular, opened at the Fisher Theatre on Tuesday night and is an amazing and joyous experience for everyone of all ages to enjoy. The charming show is here in Detroit for nine shows until December 17th and fills the theatre with boundless holiday spirit through so... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Detroit Opera House is a Stunning Musical Filled with Exquisite Dancing! BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Detroit Opera House is a Stunning Musical Filled with Exquisite Dancing!
by Katie Laban - December 08, 2017

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, is currently playing until December 10th at the Detroit Opera House. It is a stunning show filled with some of the most exquisite dance numbers in recent history, catchy songs, and a beautiful story to go alon... (more...)
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Robinson Performance Hall Dazzles in its Return to Little Rock BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Robinson Performance Hall Dazzles in its Return to Little Rock
by Mike Noland - December 02, 2017

It's wonderful to have this iconic musical based on the French revolution return to Arkansas, especially to Little Rock. The city's name is derived from La Petite Roche (the 'little rock' in French), a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River that was used as a navigational land... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - November 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the hit Broadway phenomenon THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has made its way to The Fox Theatre for the Atlanta leg of the national tour. In this production, the audience was reminded why they fell in love with PHANTOM in the first place and why they yearne... (more...)
BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Christmas Cheer to the Eccles BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Christmas Cheer to the Eccles
by Tyler Hinton - November 25, 2017

The national tour of ELF THE MUSICAL, with its delightful story and score, brings Christmas cheer to the Eccles Theater.... (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Except When it Does BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Except When it Does
by Kimberly Moy - November 23, 2017

Broadway's longest running musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a sequel and this week it is in Orlando. With music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, one would hope that the mysteries from the original finally resolve themselves. With every fiber of my being, I wanted to like this show; however, this... (more...)
BWW Review: Latest Stunning Revival of LES MISERABLES Thrills Nashville Audiences in Return to TPAC BWW Review: Latest Stunning Revival of LES MISERABLES Thrills Nashville Audiences in Return to TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 15, 2017

As difficult as it is to fathom, some 27 years ago my first review of Les Miserables the internationally renowned musical based upon the iconic 1861 Victor Hugo novel about a reformed bread thief who is pursued over the decades by a relentless lawman in post-Revolutionary France was published, y... (more...)
BWW Review: McClure & Pascal Bring the Hilarious High-Jinks of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to OC BWW Review: McClure & Pascal Bring the Hilarious High-Jinks of SOMETHING ROTTEN! to OC
by Michael Quintos - November 14, 2017

In a rarity that doesn't happen too often here in Southern California, a brand new national tour of a recent hit Broadway musical has arrived first in Orange County in advance of a much longer sit-down engagement in Los Angeles. And, boy, is this one a marvelous gift from the comedy gods! Behold, la... (more...)
ALADDIN a Magical Musical Delight Now Thru Jan 7 ALADDIN a Magical Musical Delight Now Thru Jan 7
by Linda Hodges - November 12, 2017

If you're looking for a holiday confectionary delight then get prepared to be dazzled by ALADDIN, playing now thru Jan. 7, 2018 at SF's Orpheum Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at The Fisher Theatre is a Powerful and Emotion-Filled Production! BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at The Fisher Theatre is a Powerful and Emotion-Filled Production!
by Katie Laban - November 10, 2017

The Color Purple, the 2016 Tony Award-winning musical adaptation from Alice Walker's best-selling novel, is currently appearing at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. The powerful production is taking the city over with its dynamite cast and their emotional performances leaving the audience in awe by the... (more...)
BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big Fun BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is Big Fun
by Christine Swerczek - November 09, 2017

What would it be like to live under the sea? Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID gives us a fantasy glimpse into the world of King Triton and his mermaid daughters along with their friends in this color-drenched, bubbly musical now showing at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha from November 7-12.... (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS Serves Up a Sweet Treat for Columbus BWW Review: WAITRESS Serves Up a Sweet Treat for Columbus
by Christina Mancuso - November 08, 2017

Oozing with sweetness, the irresistible WAITRESS is serving up goodness in Columbus, Ohio just in time for the holidays. Led by an all-female creative team and powerhouse Director Diane Paulus, WAITRESS will leave you feeling satisfied with its simple ingredients that produce scrumptious results.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING Opens New North American Tour at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: THE LION KING Opens New North American Tour at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - November 01, 2017

The excitement in the air in Syracuse, New York has been going on for quite awhile since it was announced that the North American tour of The Lion King would be coming to the Landmark Theatre in late October. The time has finally arrived and the crowds are packed into the theatre, ecstatic to once a... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall Into Musical Theatre Heaven BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Transforms TPAC's Jackson Hall Into Musical Theatre Heaven
by Jeffrey Ellis - November 01, 2017

There is a new vision of heaven tap-dancing its way through my brain replete with beautiful showgirls and handsome chorus boys performing a show-stopping version of George and Ira Gershwin's I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise from An American in Paris, the sumptuous musical now onstage at Tennes... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: FUN HOME Tour Is Sharply Drawn BWW REVIEW: FUN HOME Tour Is Sharply Drawn
by Jan Nargi - October 24, 2017

The national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME has landed in Boston and it's as sharply drawn and richly performed as its highly acclaimed Broadway predecessor. Once again mounted on a proscenium stage (it played in the round at Circle in the Square following its original Off-Broadway ... (more...)
BWW Review: Touring Company of WAITRESS Serves Up Sumptuous Treat in Premiere at Connor Palace BWW Review: Touring Company of WAITRESS Serves Up Sumptuous Treat in Premiere at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - October 21, 2017

The quality of the music, the staging, the performances and the story line of Waitress assure that it will delight audiences as it traverses the country. It's a must see for anyone who loves musical theater at its creative best.... (more...)
BWW Review: It's Roctober at the Benedum with SCHOOL OF ROCK BWW Review: It's Roctober at the Benedum with SCHOOL OF ROCK
by Dylan Shaffer - October 19, 2017

Washed up and slowly approaching middle age, rocker Dewey Finn (Rob Colletti) is living on his best friend's couch, stuck in his glory days in a college band. He finds himself strapped for cash and soon devises a plan to win the Battle of the Bands, enlisting, of course, the famous School of Rock ba... (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Robinson Performance Hall-The Most Beautiful Thing in the World is watching this amazing cast shine like a sequined covered stiletto! BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Robinson Performance Hall-The Most Beautiful Thing in the World is watching this amazing cast shine like a sequined covered stiletto!
by Mike Noland - October 17, 2017

Kinky Boots struts it's stuff right into Little Rock. The 2013 Tony winner for Best musical is a joyous, funny and timely show that entertains even the straightest of laces. It's amazing how much more important the message of the show seems right now.... (more...)
BWW Review: Mirvish's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a Surreal Visual Feast BWW Review: Mirvish's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME is a Surreal Visual Feast
by Taylor Long - October 16, 2017

Perception-twisting is the best way to describe the effect this play had on me. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Simon Stephens' Olivier and Tony Award-winning play, based on the novel by Mark Haddon, has finally come to Canada. The National Theatre touring production of Marianne E... (more...)