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BWW Review: Beautifully Poignant FUN HOME Tour Moves Into OC's Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Beautifully Poignant FUN HOME Tour Moves Into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - August 04, 2017

Riveting, powerful and beautifully poignant at every step, FUN HOME—the Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's 2006 autobiographical graphic memoir—is one of those rare, great stage musicals that represents an astonishingly unique point-of-view that is somehow miraculously universal an... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour at the Oriental Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour at the Oriental Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - July 29, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's visually stunning production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has come dancing into Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Wheeldon's complex and extensive choreography is the most striking and entertaining element of this new musical, based upon the classic Gene Kelly film and with a... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - July 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, ... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Broadway San Jose has you at 'Hello!' BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Broadway San Jose has you at 'Hello!'
by Robert Sokol - July 18, 2017

There's not a lot to be written about The Book of Mormon that's new but the tour currently in San Jose is definitely worth another joyful, irreverent look.... (more...)
BWW Review: Empowering Anthems Shine in Mirvish's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL BWW Review: Empowering Anthems Shine in Mirvish's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by Taylor Long - July 06, 2017

Feel the earth move with Chilina Kennedy's powerhouse vocals. Mirvish Productions presents BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, with a book by Douglas McGrath and music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King and Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil. The musical follows King's journey - from the sale of her very first s... (more...)
BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center BWW Review: THE LION KING at Hobby Center
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - July 04, 2017

In 1994 Disney's animated feature The Lion King was the cartoon movie that broke barriers and was popular with adults and children. With its textual references to William Shakespeare's HAMLET, this age old tale is one that no one needs to go in depth about. In July of 1997, Julie Taymor along with o... (more...)
BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - June 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entert... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS 'S Wonderful' at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - June 22, 2017

My Broadway review of “An American In Paris, A New Musical,” stated that it was “a visual, dance-driven Broadway story-telling creation that is gorgeous, enchanting, seamless and sophisticated.” Though I won't go raise the banner as high for the touring production, I will say that it is a very, very... (more...)
BWW Review:  RENT Returns to the National Theatre BWW Review: RENT Returns to the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - June 21, 2017

The cast and the rocking band pour every ounce of energy into everything they do.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles is Eye-Catching and Heart Stopping
by Tyler Hinton - June 21, 2017

The national tour of DIRTY DANCING at the Eccles Theater is eye-catching and heart stopping with fantastic talent.... (more...)
BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center BWW Review: National Tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC Dazzles and Delights at Kennedy Center
by Jeffrey Walker - June 21, 2017

Is this a rave? You bet your favorite things it is! Refreshing, revived, and ridiculously entertaining, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now playing at the Kennedy Center through July 16 is a dream come true. Director Jack O'Brien has breathed new life into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic with vibrancy, an ... (more...)
BWW Review:  HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Rocks the Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - June 18, 2017

Simply put, get thee to the Kennedy Center to experience it for yourself.... (more...)
BWW Review: MOVE – BEYOND Brings Derek and Julianne Hough Back to Utah BWW Review: MOVE – BEYOND Brings Derek and Julianne Hough Back to Utah
by Tyler Hinton - June 08, 2017

Emmy-winning siblings Derek and Julianne Hough returned to their home state on Wednesday, June 7 for two performances of MOVE - BEYOND - LIVE ON TOUR at the Eccles Theater. The crowd-pleasing show was a whirlwind of spectacle that allowed the Houghs to not only dance in many styles, but also sing an... (more...)
BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Family Fun in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - June 08, 2017

Matilda is a beloved story written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed by children all over the world. It's hugely popular story led Dennis Kelly to adapt the story and Tim Minchin to pen the music and lyrics for MATILDA THE MUSICAL. As it first premiered in in UK in 2010, MATILDA THE MUSICAL made its way to ... (more...)
BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre BWW Review: MAMMA MIA Says Farewell at Saenger Theatre
by Jenny Bravo - June 08, 2017

Say goodbye to Mamma Mia, because after this weekend, it's slipping through our fingers after all. (We'll see.) Grab your girlfriends, a glass of wine, and your platform shoes because you don't want to miss out on the fun of belting out your favorite hits like 'Dancing Queen' and, of course, 'Mamma ... (more...)
BWW Review: OKC Broadway Presents Derek and Julianne Hough's Sizzling MOVE – BEYOND tour BWW Review: OKC Broadway Presents Derek and Julianne Hough's Sizzling MOVE – BEYOND tour
by Ronn Burton - June 07, 2017

OKC Broadway closes out its inaugural season with Dancing With The Stars' luminaries Derek and Julianne Hough. This fast-paced spectacle features death drops, acrobatics, singing, and choreography of all styles. Derek and Julianne display their astounding versatility and never hold back: hip hop, ta... (more...)
BWW Review: Stage Adaptation of THE BODYGUARD Makes OC Debut at Segerstrom Center BWW Review: Stage Adaptation of THE BODYGUARD Makes OC Debut at Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - June 06, 2017

First, let's get this out of the way: while sitting through the national tour production of THE BODYGUARD---the stage adaptation of the late Whitney Houston's 1992 film that boasts the best-selling soundtrack of all time---one thing is absolutely for certain: chart-topping recording artist Deborah C... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Pittsburgh BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - June 03, 2017

With the fighting over and the French Tricolour waving high, Paris finds itself beginning to stand straight again after a battering war. Adam Hochberg (Etai Benson) and Jerry Mulligan (McGee Maddox), two former United States soldiers who fought in the war, stake their claim in the City of Lights in ... (more...)
BWW Review: A KINKY Revolution in Richmond BWW Review: A KINKY Revolution in Richmond
by Jeremy Bustin - May 31, 2017

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS runs at the Altria Theater through Sunday, June 4.... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA at the Eccles is Magical BWW Review: CINDERELLA at the Eccles is Magical
by Tyler Hinton - May 31, 2017

The touring production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is a magical showcase of the new Broadway adaptation, filled with whimsy and lush beauty.... (more...)
BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forw... (more...)
BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and fo... (more...)
BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 15, 2017

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