Broadway Theater Reviews


BWW Review: LUNGS: IN CAMERA, Old Vic Photo BWW Review: LUNGS: IN CAMERA, Old Vic
by Eleni Cashell - July 06, 2020

When Lungs opened at the Old Vic back in October last year, it gained positive reviews for its take on relationships in a complicated world and the strong performances from both Matt Smith and Claire Foy. With a a stripped-back design and only two performers required, it was a clear (and good) choic...
BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues His Rhinebeck Panorama with AND SO WE COME FORT Photo BWW Review: Richard Nelson Continues His Rhinebeck Panorama with AND SO WE COME FORTH: THE APPLE FAMILY: A DINNER ON ZOOM
by Michael Dale - July 04, 2020

'I was lying in the bath last night. And it just occurred to me, I all of a sudden realized: I have not touched another human being for over three months.'...
BWW Review: HAMILTON on Disney+ Is A Gift That 'Gets The Job Done' Photo BWW Review: HAMILTON on Disney+ Is A Gift That 'Gets The Job Done'
by David Clarke - July 01, 2020

On July 3, 2020, Disney+ will start streaming the smash hit HAMILTON, filmed on Broadway, and it is truly a gift to the world. It's truly too good to miss, so don't throw away your shot....
BWW Album Review: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Shares Frustrations and Hope Photo BWW Album Review: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Shares Frustrations and Hope
by Amanda Prahl - July 01, 2020

Alternately funny and touching, Artists in Residence is a reminder that, even in frustrating days, creativity and community shine a light....
BWW Review: Eden Theater Company's THE ROOM PLAYS Zooms In On Teleconferenced Relatio Photo BWW Review: Eden Theater Company's THE ROOM PLAYS Zooms In On Teleconferenced Relationships
by Michael Dale - June 15, 2020

'I guess I knew that you could miss the things you love; I didn't know you could miss the things you hate,' ponders a New York apartment-dweller who sees little reason to get out of bed as she lives in isolation in this era of COVID-19....
BWW Album Review: KATHRYN GALLAGHER - DEMOS, VOL. I Photo BWW Album Review: KATHRYN GALLAGHER - DEMOS, VOL. I
by Cindy Marcolina - May 19, 2020

Directly from her Covid-induced isolation, Kathryn Gallagher has released a collection of five cuts titled Demos, Vol. I. After listening to it, we already want a Vol. II. The Broadway performer is no stranger to putting out insightful, deep numbers that present spotless writing, but her latest rele...
BWW Album Review: Forget Sleepy, Wachter's TARRYTOWN Will Awaken Your Soul Photo BWW Album Review: Forget Sleepy, Wachter's TARRYTOWN Will Awaken Your Soul
by Courtney Savoia - May 18, 2020

Adam Wachter's original musical, Tarrytown, offers a contemporary twist to an iconic story, based on Washington Irving's 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and features the astonishing voices of Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, and Krysta Rodriguez. This trio is pure magic and their voices make this legend a...
BWW Album Review: RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) is Timely & Bea Photo BWW Album Review: RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording) is Timely & Beautiful
by David Clarke - May 15, 2020

Ghostlight Records has released RAGS - THE MUSICAL (Original London Cast Recording). The musical's examinations of attitudes towards immigration and its frank discussions of labor and unions are timely, even if the lyrics keep the songs from being truly memorable....
BWW Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Revisit Their Broadway Success in Audi Photo BWW Review: Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Sturridge Revisit Their Broadway Success in Audible's Recording of SEA WALL/A LIFE
by Michael Dale - May 07, 2020

It's been nearly two years since the recording company Audible set up residency in Greenwich Village's Minetta Lane Theatre to produce small-cast plays, usually solo pieces, for short Off-Broadway runs that are recorded for commercially released audios....
Streaming Review: THE GOODBYE GIRL – Neil Simon's Timeless Gem Photo Streaming Review: THE GOODBYE GIRL – Neil Simon's Timeless Gem
by Marina Kennedy - May 04, 2020

New Yorkers and many more will enjoy viewing 'The Goodbye Girl,' a 1977 movie that has timeless charm....
BWW Review: Richard Nelson Zooms In On The Apples in WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT? Photo BWW Review: Richard Nelson Zooms In On The Apples in WHAT DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT?
by Michael Dale - April 30, 2020

'The first cough in the audience and who's listening to the play?,' wonders a character when contemplating the return of live theatre....
BWW Album Review: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Uncovers the Warrior Within Photo BWW Album Review: BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Uncovers the Warrior Within
by Courtney Savoia - April 29, 2020

Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis (Smash, Be More Chill) who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin and Jason SweetTooth Williams, Broadway Bounty Hunter follows the journey of determined actress Annie who just can't catch a break. Through the challenges, she comes to know...
BWW Album Review: Bobby Conte Thornton's ALONG THE WAY Elevates the Standards Photo BWW Album Review: Bobby Conte Thornton's ALONG THE WAY Elevates the Standards
by Amanda Prahl - April 28, 2020

Bobby Conte Thornton's new album, Along the Way, puts a new spin on some of the best of pop and Broadway. It's further proof that he's definitely one of Broadway's rising stars to watch....
BWW Album Review: SOFT POWER Packs a Punch Photo BWW Album Review: SOFT POWER Packs a Punch
by Courtney Savoia - April 22, 2020

The groundbreaking musical from Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Violet; Caroline, or Change), Soft Power, ran last fall at the Public Theater and is an exploration of America's place in the world, told through an East-West musical from C...
BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME ONE is a Must-Hear Artistic Communion Photo BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME ONE is a Must-Hear Artistic Communion
by David Clarke - April 21, 2020

Earlier this month, Hedonist Records released SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME ONE, a concept EP of Andrew Lloyd Webber's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performed by an all female cast. The record, inspired by and featuring cast members of a 2017 concert at the Highline Ballroom, takes the cherished rock opera back to ...
Streaming Review: JERSEY BOYS Movie Complements the Hit Jukebox Musical Photo Streaming Review: JERSEY BOYS Movie Complements the Hit Jukebox Musical
by Marina Kennedy - April 18, 2020

Although I've had the pleasure of seeing 'Jersey Boys' performed on Broadway and on tour, I never before watched the 2014 film by the same name, directed by Clint Eastwood and distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures....
BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's THE VILLA SATORI is Perfectly Polished Yet Intensely Ra Photo BWW Album Review: Lena Hall's THE VILLA SATORI is Perfectly Polished Yet Intensely Raw
by David Clarke - April 15, 2020

As of April 14, 2020 data from Spotify indicated that listeners were turning to throwback hits during the era of quarantines and stay-at-home orders. For fans of music looking for something new that is also nostalgic, they need look no further than Lena Hall's lively new album, THE VILLA SATORI: GRO...
BWW Review: Candle House Collective's Remote Immersive Experiences Bring Participator Photo BWW Review: Candle House Collective's Remote Immersive Experiences Bring Participatory Theatre To Your Phone
by Michael Dale - April 15, 2020

For over two years, the Chicago-based Candle House Collective has been creating non-tradition, immersive theatre for both site-specific locations and virtual enjoyment. But with the current health crisis putting live theatre on hold, their virtual plays can be especially inviting for audience member...
BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Viral Monologues Continue Portraying Our New Normal Photo BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Viral Monologues Continue Portraying Our New Normal
by Amanda Prahl - April 14, 2020

Where the first couple of weeks heavily featured monologues directly about the pandemic situation, more and more of these recent monologues are changing direction, portraying the 'new normal' with all that entails....
BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Presents Exciting 60-Minute Streaming Specials Photo BWW Review: CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Presents Exciting 60-Minute Streaming Specials
by Marina Kennedy - April 09, 2020

For those of us who love Cirque du Soleil performances, you can now tune in CirqueConnect for 60-minute video streaming specials....
BWW Review: The 24-Hour Plays Viral Monologues Offer a Dose of Humor and Heartbreak Photo BWW Review: The 24-Hour Plays Viral Monologues Offer a Dose of Humor and Heartbreak
by Amanda Prahl - April 04, 2020

As the shutdowns continue and it becomes increasingly obvious that a?oeregulara?? theatre isn't starting back up as soon as we'd hoped, it's also increasingly obvious that adjusted, adapted performances like these are more important than ever....
BWW Album Review: RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE is Poignant, Captivatin Photo BWW Album Review: RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE is Poignant, Captivating, and Deeply Satisfying
by David Clarke - March 31, 2020

Forced indoors and relying on our memories of life before quarantine, the cast album for a musical about music recovered from memory data seems oddly apropos and strangely relatable. This is the moment where Broadway Records' RAGS PARKLAND SINGS THE SONGS OF THE FUTURE (Original Cast Recording) meet...
BWW Album Review: Linda Lavin's LOVE NOTES is a Bright Spot in Uncertain Times Photo BWW Album Review: Linda Lavin's LOVE NOTES is a Bright Spot in Uncertain Times
by Courtney Savoia - March 27, 2020

Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning TV and stage star, Linda Lavin – will release her new album Love Notes this Friday, March 27 from Club44 Records. A swinging and elegant collection of standards, jazz classics, and pop hits, set to a top-tier band led by Billy Stritch, this album is what the world...
BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR VIRAL MONOLOGUES Return for a Second Dose of Streaming Theatr Photo BWW Review: THE 24 HOUR VIRAL MONOLOGUES Return for a Second Dose of Streaming Theatre
by Amanda Prahl - March 26, 2020

Broadway may be dark and silent right now, but the theatre community isn't. After a successful first run, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues returned on March 24 with a fresh set of quarantine-inspired short plays and monologues. Since 1995, the 24 Hour Plays project has been matching up writers an...
BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutdown - List of People And Photo BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutdown - List of People And Companies To Follow For Your Theatre World Fix.
by Jade Kops - March 26, 2020

BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutown - List of People And Companies To Follow For Your Theatre World Fix....