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Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Eisenhower Theatre at The Kennedy Center Photo Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Eisenhower Theatre at The Kennedy Center
by Ken Kemp - February 04, 2023

Tony award winner Stephanie J. Block brings real Broadway star power to Sunset Boulevard, the latest installment of the Kennedy Center's Broadway Center Stage series, currently playing in the Eisenhower Theatre through February 8th....
Review: Erik Turns 35 & He Never Looked Better! Celebrate with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPE Photo Review: Erik Turns 35 & He Never Looked Better! Celebrate with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL On BroadwayHD
by Bobby Patrick - January 27, 2023

When you pop your popcorn and pour your champagne in celebration of 35 years of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, just press play, and let it open up before you. Get carried away on the Phantom’s boat, feel the feels, enjoy the goosebumps...
Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Ustinov Studio, Bath Photo Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, Ustinov Studio, Bath
by Mickey-Jo Boucher - January 19, 2023

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is not an easy play to watch, rather a theatrical storm that must be endured with three contempt-filled acts making up a three and a half hour runtime....
Album Review: Juliet Does Just Fine On Her Own In This Twist On Shakespeare & Happily Photo Album Review: Juliet Does Just Fine On Her Own In This Twist On Shakespeare & Happily Ever After In & JULIET
by Bobby Patrick - December 31, 2022

The band on the album is rockin’ and the mixer and master have kept every musical artist in their lane - nobody overshadows anyone else, they put the artist of the moment at the center mic and everyone emerges on equal beautiful footing....
Streaming Review: From Broadway & Into The Online Stream ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUS Photo Streaming Review: From Broadway & Into The Online Stream ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL Is Delicious Darkness On Netflix
by Bobby Patrick - December 28, 2022

Warchus' work to date has given him the visual storytelling senses needed to auteur his way through a children's story with a kind of abandoned maturity that teaches the audience that it's no good to be a grown-up if you can't be childish sometimes....
Review: Billy's Buddy Is A Boffo Broadway Baby On The Boards in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Photo Review: Billy's Buddy Is A Boffo Broadway Baby On The Boards in MR. SATURDAY NIGHT
by Bobby Patrick - December 05, 2022

For those of Bobby’s readers who may have seen Billy’s movie in 1992 (all 1 of yo… Oh wait… they died) or those in NYC who went to see the show, you know as well as Bobby does (now) that this story is a gold mine of entertainment....
Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, UK cinemas Photo Review: ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, UK cinemas
by Gary Naylor - November 25, 2022

Super fun for 7 year-olds to 77 year-olds with all that stage magic up there on the screen...
Streaming Review: Disney Princesses And Villains Abound & It's Almost Magical In DISE Photo Streaming Review: Disney Princesses And Villains Abound & It's Almost Magical In DISENCHANTED On Disney+
by Bobby Patrick - November 23, 2022

Suffice it to say that DISENCHANTED has something for fans and something for kids, but not much for those in-betweeners....
Album Review: Nothing Stupid Went Into Colin Donnell & Patti Murin's Debut Album SOME Photo Album Review: Nothing Stupid Went Into Colin Donnell & Patti Murin's Debut Album SOMETHIN' STUPID
by Stephen Mosher - November 19, 2022

The first album from producer Robbie Rozelle checks all the boxes....
CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale Photo CHICAGO Celebrates 26 Years On Broadway, New Block Of Tickets On-Sale
by A.A. Cristi - November 11, 2022

Broadway's longest running American musical has reached another milestone! On Monday, November 14th, the Tony, Olivier, and Grammy Award-winning smash hit musical Chicago celebrates its 26th year as a Broadway institution....
Review: TAMMY FAYE, Almeida Theatre Photo Review: TAMMY FAYE, Almeida Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - October 26, 2022

Rupert Goold directs a sanitised tale of faith, love, and financial fraud with a cast led by Andrew Rannells and Katie Brayben as the Bakkers - the couple who changed the face of American Christianity by broadcasting “24 hours per day, seven days a week until the second coming” in the 70s and 80s. I...
Review: After 60 Years, These SPACE DOGS Finally Landed Off-Broadway, and Now They're Photo Review: After 60 Years, These SPACE DOGS Finally Landed Off-Broadway, and Now They're Being Transmitted on BroadwayHD
by Bobby Patrick - October 17, 2022

In all, what you have with SPACE DOGS on BroadwayHD is an unparalleled video presentation of cute boys singing, playing their own instruments, dancing to fab music with great choreo, all with a constantly moving set & lighting design...
Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, and Josh Breckenridge Will Return to COME FROM AWAY Fo Photo Jenn Colella, Petrina Bromley, and Josh Breckenridge Will Return to COME FROM AWAY For Final Two Weeks On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - September 15, 2022

COME FROM AWAY will welcome original Broadway cast members Josh Breckenridge, Petrina Bromley and Jenn Colella  back to “The Rock” for the show's final two weeks on Broadway! ...
Album Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage An Photo Album Review: 13 THE MUSICAL Soundtrack Represents Melodic Musical Theatre Teenage Angst
by Bobby Patrick - August 13, 2022

Teenage angst and musical theater make for a very specific buying demographic....
Album Review: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Revamps a Classic Photo Album Review: THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN Revamps a Classic
by Amanda Prahl - August 05, 2022

Amanda Prahl examines all-new UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, the good, the bad, and the triumphant....
Album Review: A STRANGE LOOP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Poignant and Enter Photo Album Review: A STRANGE LOOP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Poignant and Entertaining
by David Clarke - July 08, 2022

A STRANGE LOOP is a refreshing Black, queer fantasia on the artistry of creating modern musical theater. It’s similar to [TITLE OF SHOW], but with more to say....
Album Review: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Original Cast Album Is Classic Musical Comedy Well R Photo Album Review: MR. SATURDAY NIGHT Original Cast Album Is Classic Musical Comedy Well Recorded And Released
by Stephen Mosher - June 21, 2022

Craft Recordings/Concord Theatricals has released a well-produced cast recording of the musical comedy that has audiences howling on 41st Street....
BWW Album Review: SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Is a Royal Rush of Joy Photo BWW Album Review: SIX: LIVE ON OPENING NIGHT Is a Royal Rush of Joy
by Amanda Prahl - May 13, 2022

The live cast recording, recorded on their (new) opening night, captures the unique energy that has turned Six from quirky online phenom to Broadway hit....
BWW Album Review: ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Pistol-Smart an Photo BWW Album Review: ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording) is Pistol-Smart and Deeply Satisfying
by David Clarke - April 12, 2022

Earlier this spring, Broadway Records released ASSASSINS (The 2022 Off-Broadway Cast Recording), giving fans of Stephen Sondheim our third English language commercially released recording of this brilliant score. Closed early because of Omicron, Broadway Records preserved this cast's wonderfully nua...
BWW Album Review: BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Sparkles With Grace and Heart Photo BWW Album Review: BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM Sparkles With Grace and Heart
by David Clarke - March 24, 2022

Marking the passing of legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim and just ahead of the anniversary of his birth, Tony Award winner Betty Buckley released BETTY BUCKLEY SINGS STEPHEN SONDHEIM. Each rendition from Sondheim’s catalog sparkles with Buckley’s grace and heart, making the album a be...
BWW Album Review: SPACE DOGS Is Far Out! Photo BWW Album Review: SPACE DOGS Is Far Out!
by Courtney Savoia - March 08, 2022

SPACE DOGS is the epic new musical, telling the mind-blowing true story of Laika and the Chief Designer — a stray dog and the top-secret Russian scientist, who sent her to space during the Cold War. Written and performed by Broadway’s Van Hughes and Nick Blaemire, this production is equal parts adve...
BWW Album Review: FLYING OVER SUNSET (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Shimmers Beau Photo BWW Album Review: FLYING OVER SUNSET (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Shimmers Beautifully But Leaves Us Grounded
by David Clarke - March 04, 2022

FLYING OVER SUNSET had the kind of pedigree that made it a must-see show. Yet, many of us missed it. Masterworks Broadway offers theatre lovers a window into the production with FLYING OVER SUNSET (Original Broadway Cast Recording). Despite its beauty, the album exposes why the show shuttered so qui...
BWW Album Review: WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Features Beautiful Vocals and Photo BWW Album Review: WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL) Features Beautiful Vocals and Accessible Lyrics
by David Clarke - February 26, 2022

As presented by Sony Masterworks Broadway on WITNESS UGANDA (AN AMERICAN MUSICAL), the musical surprised me with its catchy musical hooks and rhythms, gorgeous vocal performances, and the universality of its story despite its Biblical references....
BWW Album Review: 'The Sunday Set' Will Keep Your Spirits High All Week Photo BWW Album Review: 'The Sunday Set' Will Keep Your Spirits High All Week
by Courtney Savoia - February 22, 2022

CLUB44 RECORDS recently announced the release of The Sunday Set, the new album from Billy Stritch and Jim Caruso – including an entertaining selection of urbane standards, jazz favorites, and clever comedy numbers. The album, recorded live at The Birdland Theater, features vocals from Stritch and Ca...
BWW Review: THE FOREST, Hampstead Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE FOREST, Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - February 15, 2022

How might Florian Zeller return to the theatre following his Oscar triumph for The Father? London's Hampstead Theatre hosts the world premiere of his latest play, The Forest....