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BWW Review: Game on! Cultures Clash in 1-2-3 MANHUNT at Theater for the New City BWW Review: Game on! Cultures Clash in 1-2-3 MANHUNT at Theater for the New City
by Derek McCracken - October 14, 2021

Fists fly and cultures clash atop a tenement building in New York’s Lower East Side in playwright Tony DiMurro’ 1-2-3 Manhunt, where two outsiders on the edge of different generations pledge allegiance to a combustible mentorship to save what’s sacred....
BWW Album Review: UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Original Cast Recording) is Truly Gorgeous and Evocative BWW Album Review: UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Original Cast Recording) is Truly Gorgeous and Evocative
by David Clarke - October 13, 2021

Ghostlight Records released UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Original Cast Recording), one of composer Michael Friedman’s last scores, on Friday, September 24, 2021. Every lush and elegiac note and melody has been pristinely preserved with this truly gorgeous and evocative album....
BWW Review: A Thread of Happiness Unwinds In Crispino's THIS WOULD LOOK GOOD ON YOU BWW Review: A Thread of Happiness Unwinds In Crispino's THIS WOULD LOOK GOOD ON YOU
by Kristen Morale - October 05, 2021

THIS WOULD LOOK GOOD ON YOU is the experience - even a life goal - we have all been searching to fulfill. Directed by Liza Cassidy and written/performed by Crispino, this 50-minute production is a romp through Crispino’s life through the various pieces of clothing she has accumulated throughout the ...
BWW Review: The Haunted Tune of Nuance Theatre Co's CHAMBER MUSIC BWW Review: The Haunted Tune of Nuance Theatre Co's CHAMBER MUSIC
by Kristen Morale - September 29, 2021

Within the attic of an insane asylum, in a time and place of little importance and for reasons unknown, eight women of history convene to discuss the business of their lives - shells of people who once embodied greatness, now pieced together by moments of nostalgia and hysteria. When all that was ha...
BWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen of Soul' and 
Celebrates Strength in Sisterhood BWW Album Review: Jennifer Hudson's RESPECT Soundtrack Exquisitely Honors the 'Queen of Soul' and Celebrates Strength in Sisterhood
by Courtney Savoia - September 25, 2021

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but truly getting to know the heart, soul, and essence of a music legend is the ultimate honor. For Oscar-and Grammy-winning actress, Jennifer Hudson, portraying the one and only Aretha Franklin was a serious and cherished commitment. In her...
BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY on Apple TV+ is a Celebration of Humanity and Broadway
by David Clarke - September 08, 2021

On September 10, 2021, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, Apple TV+ is debuting a stunning stage capture of Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY. Filmed live at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theater in May 2021, the film is both a celebration of humanity’s penchant for kindness in the fa...
BWW Review: Kristolyn Lloyd Debuts Heartfelt Music, Affirmations, & Admissions In CONFESSIONS OF A TOKEN BLACK GIRL At Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Review: Kristolyn Lloyd Debuts Heartfelt Music, Affirmations, & Admissions In CONFESSIONS OF A TOKEN BLACK GIRL At Feinstein's/54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - September 03, 2021

One can never be sure in this uncertain world - especially in show business - of how an acting career will look in hindsight; fortunately, along with all the power as a performer she packs into her slight 5’4” frame, this lady (as it turns out) is also a gifted from the gods songwriter. With more t...
BWW Review: Broadway's Day of Reckoning Has Arrived with PASS OVER BWW Review: Broadway's Day of Reckoning Has Arrived with PASS OVER
by Christian Lewis - August 22, 2021

Pass Over is not the Broadway of yesteryear. This is a new Broadway, both glistening and openly revealing darkness underneath. It is not complacent, uncritical, or simply nostalgic. Perhaps we have finally said goodbye to one incarnation of the Great White Way, and here Pass Over ushers in the next ...
BWW Album Review: Ben Platt's REVERIE Legitimizes His Solo Pop Career BWW Album Review: Ben Platt's REVERIE Legitimizes His Solo Pop Career
by David Clarke - August 20, 2021

Earlier this month, Ben Platt dropped REVERIE, his second studio album. The irresistible pop project includes the highly lauded and much played singles “Happy to Be Sad” and “Imagine” while further cementing Platt as a legitimate pop musician....
BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Celebrates 10 Years with a 'Road-Trip!' BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Celebrates 10 Years with a 'Road-Trip!'
by Christina Mancuso - August 11, 2021

There’s something truly extraordinary that happens when you step onto the grounds of Jack London State Historic Park.  It’s not just any park.  You are whisked away into a magical land of beauty, passion, exuberance -- and immersed in spellbinding talent that is known as the Transcendence Theatre fa...
BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's Release Me 2 Opens Up Emotionally and Offers Clarity, Peace, and Healing for Life's Journey BWW Album Review: Barbra Streisand's Release Me 2 Opens Up Emotionally and Offers Clarity, Peace, and Healing for Life's Journey
by Courtney Savoia - August 06, 2021

Legendary icon, Barbra Streisand, recently announced that her new album, Release Me 2, will be available on Friday, August 6th. Streisand's first Release Me album debuted in September 2012, and contained tracks recorded between her 1967 Simply Streisand and 2011 What Matters Most albums. Featuring a...
BWW Review: STATIC is a Compelling Virtual Two-Hander Presented for East to Edinburgh by 59E59 Theaters BWW Review: STATIC is a Compelling Virtual Two-Hander Presented for East to Edinburgh by 59E59 Theaters
by Marina Kennedy - July 16, 2021

We viewed Static, presented by Golden Lights.  The compelling two-hander features the talents of Daniel Amedee and Conor Kelly O’Brien.  The two performers also created the show.  It is directed by Michael Pillot. It is part of the festival presented by 59E59 Theaters to celebrate East to Edinburgh ...
BWW Album Review: IN THE LIGHT, A Faustian Tale, is a Shining Example of Truth, Vulnerability, and Healing BWW Album Review: IN THE LIGHT, A Faustian Tale, is a Shining Example of Truth, Vulnerability, and Healing
by Courtney Savoia - June 25, 2021

This ultra-talented cast hits their high note, blending strong voices with melodious ones to play to different parts of the story. Just like the main characters, the score is powerful, vibrant, and thought-provoking. It creates the perfect backdrop for this robust tale and creates suspense for the s...
BWW Album Review: IN THE HEIGHTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Captivating and Gorgeous BWW Album Review: IN THE HEIGHTS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Captivating and Gorgeous
by David Clarke - June 11, 2021

Getting to experience the energy that new arrangements and new voices brings to the beloved material is a delight from beginning to end. Even if the movie’s reduced tracklist feels more like a “highlights” album, the record clips along with mirth and will easily have listeners dancing and singing al...
Irish Rep Announces Summer 2021 Performances on Screen Featuring GHOSTING, THE CORDELIA DREAM and More Irish Rep Announces Summer 2021 Performances on Screen Featuring GHOSTING, THE CORDELIA DREAM and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - June 08, 2021

 Irish Repertory Theatre announced today three Performance on Screen digital productions for their Summer 2021 season. Ghosting, by Anne O’Riordan and Jamie Beamish and directed for streaming by Jamie Beamish, will premiere on Tuesday June 22, 2021. The production, starring Anne O’Riordan, will run ...
BWW Review: PERSOU Pursues Eternal Spring at The Cell Theatre BWW Review: PERSOU Pursues Eternal Spring at The Cell Theatre
by Cindy Sibilsky - June 01, 2021

One Whale Tale's Persou transforms The Cell Theatre in Chelsea into the Temple of Aphrodite and invites audiences into a sensual, immersive experience celebrating the beauty and bounty of spring. The interactive theatrical event is extended through June 12th....
BWW Review: Never Losing Hope With SEX, SHOPLIFTING AND ROCK & ROLL at Theater For The New City BWW Review: Never Losing Hope With SEX, SHOPLIFTING AND ROCK & ROLL at Theater For The New City
by Kristen Morale - May 28, 2021

Directed by JD Glickman, Sex, Shoplifting and Rock & Roll concluded its two-week run this past Sunday. Performed at this East Village icon and with COVID guidelines in check, audiences returned to the theater at long last to witness a show worth the wait....
BWW Album Review: Laura Bell Bundy's WOMEN OF TOMORROW is Poignant and Thought-Provoking BWW Album Review: Laura Bell Bundy's WOMEN OF TOMORROW is Poignant and Thought-Provoking
by David Clarke - May 26, 2021

Laura Bell Bundy has returned to us with the poignant album WOMEN OF TOMORROW, which keenly mixes the vintage aural soundscapes of The Andrew Sisters, Doris Day, Peggy Lee, and classic MGM movie musicals with many of the contemporary issues facing women, including equal pay, the psychological aspect...
BWW Album Review: Don't Be Afraid to RIDE THE CYCLONE of Life BWW Album Review: Don't Be Afraid to RIDE THE CYCLONE of Life
by Courtney Savoia - May 11, 2021

You’ve been warned: This is one trip you’ll never forget! Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording was recently released through digital and streaming formats via Ghostlight Records. The show features book, music, and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell and the album is produced b...
BWW Review: FRAGMENTS, A LIVE AUDIO STORY is a Quiet, Yet Richly Introspective Experience BWW Review: FRAGMENTS, A LIVE AUDIO STORY is a Quiet, Yet Richly Introspective Experience
by David Clarke - May 07, 2021

It’s been a long road since March 2020, but the world is healing and Mandie Rapoza’s performance art piece, FRAGMENTS, A LIVE AUDIO STORY, is a welcomed and much needed breath of fresh air in a world where in-person art has been almost completely dormant....
BWW Review: Defeat the Chauvinist Monster in BLACK FEMINIST VIDEO GAME streaming online BWW Review: Defeat the Chauvinist Monster in BLACK FEMINIST VIDEO GAME streaming online
by Joe Lombardi - May 01, 2021

A mixture of Zoom live action, audience interaction and an old school video game, Darrel Alejandro Holnes' Black Feminist Video Game is overfilled with levels.  There's light comedy, melodrama, politics, silliness, boldly underscored learnings and, yes, a two dimensional video game to conquer.  'Tru...
BWW Album Review: IN PIECES, A New Musical Highlights Album, Makes the Case for Living Life with Arms Wide Open – Despite the Uncertainties BWW Album Review: IN PIECES, A New Musical Highlights Album, Makes the Case for Living Life with Arms Wide Open – Despite the Uncertainties
by Courtney Savoia - April 16, 2021

Broadway Records recently announced the release of IN PIECES, a new musical by Joey Contreras. This energetic and emotional 10-track highlights album features a robust lineup of talent from popular artists, including David Archuleta, Andrew Barth Feldman, George Salazar, Solea Pfeiffer, Ben Fankhaus...
BWW Review: A Beloved New York Stage Actor Recalls Six Decades of Theatre in JOHN CULLUM: AN ACCIDENTAL STAR BWW Review: A Beloved New York Stage Actor Recalls Six Decades of Theatre in JOHN CULLUM: AN ACCIDENTAL STAR
by Michael Dale - April 12, 2021

The first time I saw John Cullum live on stage his fingers were clutched to a window frame of designer Robin Wagner's art deco luxury liner, playing the maniacally flamboyant theatre producer Oscar Jaffe attempting to board a moving train in his Tony-winning turn in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY....
BWW Review: AMOUR: THE VIRTUAL BROADWAY REVIVAL Is As Light and Refreshing as a Smooth, Buttery Chardonnay BWW Review: AMOUR: THE VIRTUAL BROADWAY REVIVAL Is As Light and Refreshing as a Smooth, Buttery Chardonnay
by David Clarke - April 02, 2021

AMOUR: transports audiences to Paris’ iconic and beautiful Montmartre neighborhood. Complete with scenic elements, costumes, and props, this production isn’t just a Zoom performance with backdrops added in. The digital experience evokes—to the best of its ability—a live performance on a Broadway sta...
BWW Review: Lupita Nyong'o and Juan Castano Are Bilingual Lovers in The Public's Radio Drama ROMEO Y JULIETA BWW Review: Lupita Nyong'o and Juan Castano Are Bilingual Lovers in The Public's Radio Drama ROMEO Y JULIETA
by Michael Dale - March 28, 2021

The visuals may be left to the listener's imagination in The Public Theater's new audio play, but what lands on the ear takes Joseph Papp's revolutionary concept a bit further....