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BWW Review: Trump-Era Liberals Are All At Sea In Anne Washburn's SHIPWRECK BWW Review: Trump-Era Liberals Are All At Sea In Anne Washburn's SHIPWRECK
by Michael Dale - October 28, 2020

While not exactly a moment of déjà vu, I did feel a sense of the familiar while listening to director Saheem Ali's new podcast production of Anne Washburn's provocative play of Trump-era liberal ideology, SHIPWRECK, subtitled 'a History Play about 2017'. It was followed almost immediately by an inte...
Podcast: Howard Ashman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and more on THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST Podcast: Howard Ashman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and more on THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2020

Due to overexposure to wildly overdone musicals in community theatres (looking at you, SEUSSICAL), Sally and Ashley now have the Community Theatre Formula down to a jazz-handed science....
Podcast: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, and More in Disney Episode Podcast: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, and More in Disney Episode
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2020

The only thing more exciting than a Disney movie is a Disney Broadway musical. While the House of Mouse gave the people what they wanted via Broadway mounts of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, FROZEN, etc., did you know there are Disney shows that have played regional theatres around the world a...
BWW Review: A satisfyingly eerie FAR AWAY at PTP/NYC BWW Review: A satisfyingly eerie FAR AWAY at PTP/NYC
by Joe Lombardi - October 17, 2020

A good creepy play can get under the viewer’s skin.  Caryl Churchill’s Far Away is one such piece.  The setting is a “familiar country, over the period of several decades.”  While the country may be familiar, the goings on are most certainly not.  A sense of dread, foreboding and discomfort hook you...
BWW Review: An intoxicating VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LATREC by Bated Breath Theatre Company BWW Review: An intoxicating VOYEUR: THE WINDOWS OF TOULOUSE-LATREC by Bated Breath Theatre Company
by Joe Lombardi - October 10, 2020

An audience of eight checks in outside The Duplex in Greenwich Village.  On a gorgeous Friday evening, there were people all around drinking outside bars at tables and dancing to disco tunes in Christopher Park.  Waiting for the show to begin, turn in any direction and there are visuals and sounds s...
BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME TWO is a True Superstar BWW Album Review: SHE IS RISEN: VOLUME TWO is a True Superstar
by David Clarke - October 05, 2020

We asked for it, and 2020 delivered! Last month, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the musical, the All Female Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dropped their highly anticipated second EP....
BWW Review: David Hargreaves Stars in Shakespeare@'s Enchanting Radio Drama Production of THE TEMPEST BWW Review: David Hargreaves Stars in [email protected]'s Enchanting Radio Drama Production of THE TEMPEST
by Michael Dale - October 05, 2020

After an impressive inaugural production of HAMLET in the atmospheric surroundings of Jersey City's Grace Church Van Vorst, Artistic Director Sean Hagerty's [email protected], like so many theatre companies around the country, was suddenly placed in the position rethinking its immediate future....
BWW Review: Timely sarcasm drips darkly in DON'T EXAGGERATE (DESIRE AND ABUSE) from PTP/NYC BWW Review: Timely sarcasm drips darkly in DON'T EXAGGERATE (DESIRE AND ABUSE) from PTP/NYC
by Joe Lombardi - October 03, 2020

PTP/NYC is known for producing politically aware plays.  They present theatrically complex and thought-provoking works of contemporary social and cultural relevance.  For their abbreviated season this year, they are streaming four productions over four weeks.  The second one, Don't Exaggerate (desir...
BWW Album Review: EINSTEIN'S DREAMS Celebrates the Human Imagination Through the Lens of Legendary Thinker BWW Album Review: EINSTEIN'S DREAMS Celebrates the Human Imagination Through the Lens of Legendary Thinker
by Courtney Savoia - October 01, 2020

Broadway Records recently celebrated the release of the original Off-Broadway cast recording of Einstein's Dreams. Written by Joanne Sydney Lessner (book and lyrics) and Joshua Rosenblum (music and lyrics), the musical ran Off-Broadway last winter and received four Drama Desk nominations, including ...
BWW Review: Richard Nelson Closes Out His Pandemic Trilogy With INCIDENTAL MOMENTS OF THE DAY BWW Review: Richard Nelson Closes Out His Pandemic Trilogy With INCIDENTAL MOMENTS OF THE DAY
by Michael Dale - September 18, 2020

When playwright/director Richard Nelson introduced Public Theater audiences to a family of Rhinebeck, New York residents by the surname Apple, he referred to his creation as a 'disposable play.' Well, it's been nearly ten years and, thankfully, he hasn't disposed of the Apples yet....
BWW Album Review: Nick Cordero Proves He Is 'One Of The Great Ones' with LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW BWW Album Review: Nick Cordero Proves He Is 'One Of The Great Ones' with LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW
by David Clarke - September 17, 2020

The fact that Nick Cordero isna??t here to celebrate NICK CORDERO: LIVE YOUR LIFE - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW is an injustice. The record is absolutely breathtaking. Corderoa??s sincerity, heart, and remarkable talent radiates across every second of the recording....
BWW Album Review: Sarah Stiles' You Can Ukulele With Me is the Rejuvenating Vacation We All Need BWW Album Review: Sarah Stiles' You Can Ukulele With Me is the Rejuvenating Vacation We All Need
by Courtney Savoia - September 09, 2020

Tony Award nominee, Sarah Stiles (Tootsie, Hand to God) recently released her debut EP, You Can Ukulele With Me, via Broadway Records. This recoding is in collaboration with songwriter, Holly Gewandter, and has become a bright spot in these uncertain times. Coincidentally recorded ahead of the COVID...
BWW Album Review: A KILLER PARTY Is More Fun Than Mystery BWW Album Review: A KILLER PARTY Is More Fun Than Mystery
by Amanda Prahl - September 07, 2020

A Killer Party has figured out exactly how to tap into digital-theatre-era frustrations and jokes. A murder mystery that leans gleefully into the campiness of the genre more than the horror, the soundtrack to this video-conferenced musical is as far from deadly dull as it gets....
BWW Review: The Seeing Place Addresses LGBTQIA+ Issues Through Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM BWW Review: The Seeing Place Addresses LGBTQIA+ Issues Through Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Michael Dale - September 01, 2020

Back in pre-COVID New York, barely a midsummer weekend would go by without a theatre company somewhere presenting an outdoor production of Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM in whatever garden, meadow or parking lot would offer a permit. When you add the countless indoor productions, the Bard's...
BWW Album Review: Telly Leung's 'You Matter' Elicits the Humanity That Still Exists in Quarantine BWW Album Review: Telly Leung's 'You Matter' Elicits the Humanity That Still Exists in Quarantine
by Courtney Savoia - August 04, 2020

Broadway and TV actor, singer, and songwriter, Telly Leung, (Aladdin, Allegiance, Glee) has turned the bleakness of quarantine into the promise of brighter days ahead, with his new EP, You Matter. Made in collaboration with composer and music director, Gary Adler (Avenue Q) and lyricist, Phoebe Kreu...
BWW Album Review: Ethan Slater's LIFE IS WEIRD EP Short and Sweetly Introspective BWW Album Review: Ethan Slater's LIFE IS WEIRD EP Short and Sweetly Introspective
by David Clarke - August 03, 2020

Ethan Slater's LIFE IS WEIRD is a short and sweetly introspective record that features two original songs and a cover. The three tracks allow listeners an intimate peek behind the yellow-hued, bubbly effervescence we associate the artist to see the man behind the sponge for whom he really is....
BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II That Stresses Color Consciousness BWW Review: Saheem Ali Reinvents Shakespeare In The Park With An Audio RICHARD II That Stresses Color Consciousness
by Michael Dale - July 19, 2020

'What does it mean to have a Black man who is deemed unfit to rule and what does it mean to have a Black woman take his place?'...
BWW Album Review: Melissa Errico's TWO SPRING SONGS FOR SUMMER Finds New Meaning in Uncertain Times BWW Album Review: Melissa Errico's TWO SPRING SONGS FOR SUMMER Finds New Meaning in Uncertain Times
by Courtney Savoia - July 17, 2020

Broadway favorite, Melissa Errico, recently released Two Spring Songs for Summer, featuring two classic hits, newly recorded in quarantine: Michel Legrand's “You Must Believe In Spring”-- including new lyrics specifically written for Melissa by Alan and Marilyn Bergman -- coupled with Alec Wilder's ...
BWW Review: LUNGS: IN CAMERA, Old Vic 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 FORTH: THE APPLE FAMILY: A DINNER ON ZOOM 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' 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 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 Relationships 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 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 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...