Thumbs Up! Broadway


St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
by Michael Dale - Sep 4, 2019
Sure, it's a bit early in the game, but what might turn out to be the funniest scene to hit New York stages in this young theatre season occurs at the end of the first act in Jonathan Spector's sharp and empathetic social commentary, EUREKA DAY.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White continues his tour across North America in support of his solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records). Further stops include Callaghan's in Mobile, The Attic in Tampa, Abdo New River Room in Fort Lauderdale and more. See below for a complete tour itinerary.
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues has found a new pal for Blue in TV newcomer and Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz, and a brand-new title: Blue's Clues & You. Dela Cruz will have a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with the beloved energetic girl puppy Blue. Production on Blue's Clues & You will commence this month in Toronto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018
The son of much-loved Liverpool author Helen Forrester has given an emotional thumbs-up to a new stage sequel to her best-selling tale Twopence To Cross The Mersey.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Oct 30, 2018
Disney's Aladdin -- a captivating tale that has impressed readers ands viewers across globe is all set to return on Indian stage. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Back by popular demand, Blac Rabbit returns to Milford for the premiere of the MAC's “Emerging Artist” series on Tuesday, October 23rd. These NYC subway buskers made their Connecticut debut at the MAC last Spring after being discovered in January by  New York Nico, the self proclaimed 'Unofficial talent scout of New York City.' Blac Rabbit stuns viewers and audiences with their authentic Beatles covers. This month, while in Central Park, Blac Rabbit received a thumbs up from Ringo.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
On Saturday, October 26, Go Comedy! will go pink by presenting a special performance of its All Star Showdown as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink campaign against breast cancer.  
by Cybele Pomeroy - Oct 2, 2019
There's much to like about this production of THE BODYGUARD, story aside. It's predictable, superficial and just barely passes the Bechdel-Wallace test. The script is measurably better than the story and the performance is even better than the script. Ross Scott Rawlings' accompanying mini-orchestra is flat-out terrific, and there are some extremely interesting tech things happening. Overall, a strong thumbs-up.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will present Happy!, a new exhibition of contemporary works produced by artists who aim to engage the viewer emotionally. As in life, sorrow and happiness are intertwined in their works
by Qianqian Xing - Oct 11, 2018
That is the freedom that I spoke about earlier. Never let the body restrict you. Human bodies have the potential to do anything, if we develop them correctly. Even the most inhuman pointe technique can be something extraordinarily modern. The time they spent on pointe, and the motions they created while en pointe were much longer and more challenging than those typically performed in classical ballet.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Nov 9, 2018
Director Felipe Braga is a much-celebrated talent in Latin America, with his past work including a documentary of the life of Brazilian footballer Neymar (Jr) and other professional athletes. He now turns his attention to Royal Ballet Principal Thiago Soares for his new docu-film Principal Dancer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Frantic Assembly today announced the full casting for I Think We Are Alone, a major new play by Sally Abbott (The Coroner, Vera), co-directed by Kathy Burke (Lady Windermere's Fan, The Retreat) and Scott Graham (Fatherland, Things I Know to be True). The work will premiere at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 3rd February and tour to venues including Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Lowry, Nuffield Southampton, Bristol Old Vic, and Leicester's Curve in Spring 2020. The production sits at the centre of a year of programming celebrating 25 years of Frantic Assembly.
by Marieke van den Wall Bake - Nov 8, 2018
On the 4th of November, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo (OPMC) invited the audience on a beautiful tour of 'Les Maitres du Classicisme' with not just one performance on the program, but two. With guest conductor Gabor Takacs-Nagy at the helm and guest soloists Pablo Ferrandez (violoncello), and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (piano) for the first performance in the morning, and Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet) in the afternoon, the particularly windy day filled with Haydn and Mozart simply felt like a gift.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
This week, Go Comedy! Improv Theatre celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The award-winning improv theater will host special Go Comedy! reunion shows and All Star Showdowns that will welcome back original cast members from the past decade. Tickets for all Go Comedy! shows are on sale online at or in person starting at 6:00pm Wednesday through Sunday at the Go Comedy! Box Office.     
by Kay Kudukis - Nov 6, 2018
'The Understudy' at Coyote StageWorks is a theatrical nightmare of comic proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Double Platinum and electronic chart topping producer Marcus Fuereder, better known by his stage name Parov Stelar, is Austria's internationally most successful artist. He is called the founder of 'Electro Swing' and his band, the Parov Stelar Band, is in heavy request all over the world. Today he releases “TROUBLE” featuring artist and writer, Nikki Williams through Atlantic Records.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
 NBC has won the primetime ratings week of Nov. 4-10 in total viewers, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Vincent Namatjira has been named the winner of the Ramsay Art Prize 2019, Australia's most generous prize for young people, with his work Close Contact.
by Kristen Morale - May 1, 2019
For two nights only, Wrong House Productions presented Sketchy Spring, an hilarious compilation of sketches with a wide berth of wacky topics covered. From Ted Bundy's charm, which has the ability to turn his jury into musical and horny high-schoolers, to a 30th birthday celebration not complete without the mother who believes she lives in a Jane Austen novel, Sketchy Spring provided quite the number of laughs that hardly ever ceased as the night wore on.
by Review Roundups - Mar 7, 2019
After its sold-out run in London, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's award-winning comedic play, comes to New York for 5 weeks only.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 6, 2020
The country-western singer and gay rights activist is playing smaller venues and this month he will debut at Birdland with his personal hits and personal friends. Stephen Mosher has a one on one to talk about it all, out in the open
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Today, with Tommy Lee's motivation, Andy Dick's thumbs up of approval, and Chuck Liddell's serious well wishes and concerns, Chris Orrick releases his newest single 'Liquor Store Hustle.' Let's take a moment to consider...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Little Shop of Horrors is currently playing at the Avon Theatre through Nov. 2 as part of the Stratford Festival.
by Craig Richardson - Jun 27, 2019
From the alps of Austria to the perfumery of Paris, Music Theatre Wichita continues its excellence in musical theatre standards with their second show of the summer season, An American in Paris; a suitable show selection set after the end of World War II. Based on the 1928 orchestrations of George Gershwin during his time in Paris and also the 1951 MGM film starring Gene Kelly, this stage adaptation of An American in Paris was most recently on Broadway in 2015 at the Palace Theatre in New York City. It wasn't until then that this filmed musical was tailored for the stage by playwright Craig Lucas. Regional theatres across the United States are eager to produce the production now that the copyrights are available, four years after the initial Broadway debut. Music Theatre Wichita's production is no exception by any means, incorporating a revolving stage and projections bringing Broadway right here to our own all-American City, Wichita.
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 1, 2019
If you are in Stratford, Ontario and are looking for a good time, look no further than this season's production of horror comedy rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. There aren't a whole lot of shows that can call themselves a horror comedy rock musical, but if you frequent these parts…or, you know, have a pulse, chances are you saw one last year too. The success of last season's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW has sent the message that audiences get a kick out of the subversive escape that this kind of show can offer, and so, Director/Choreographer Donna Feore is serving up another delicious hit in the same vein as ROCKY HORROR (puns intended).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is set to continue his North American tour in support of his new solo album The Hurting Kind (out now on Single Lock Records) with a run of west coast performances with Shovels & Rope. Tickets go on sale on July 19 at 10 a.m. local time, see below for a list of dates.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
For most people, the ability to connect with others, be touched, and explore the everyday world doesn't take much effort. It's different though for Christopher Boone-a fifteen-year-old living with autism-because even the simple act of holding a conversation with someone can overload his senses and emotions. What happens when the neighbor's dog is found speared with a garden fork and Christopher becomes a suspect? Find out when The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to Trustus Theatre. This production will feature the Trustus debut of Beck Chandler, the first actor with autism to play the role in the Southeast. It also features British actor Scott Pattison as Christopher's father, and his performance is supported in part by a South Carolina Arts Commission Performance Initiative Grant. Simon Stephens' script adaptation, which won the 2015 Tony for Best Play and was based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, will come to life at Trustus Theatre on Friday, January 18 and will run through Saturday, February 9, 2019. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for three packed weeks of performances. Tickets may be purchased at, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Two theatre greats died in December 2018, both with history at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Dancer and teacher Blanche Lund died on December 1, 2018, and composer Galt MacDermot died on December 17, 2018. Because of the holidays the theatre did not have a chance to properly mark the passing of these remarkable people. We will do so now.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
On February 3, 1959, a chartered aircraft crashed in Mason City, Iowa just minutes after takeoff claiming the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and the pilot, Roger Peterson. The fateful day was coined "The Day The Music Died" by iconic singer and songwriter Don McLean, in his hit song "American Pie." As the 60th anniversary of the tragic plane crash approaches, McLean has not forgotten the day that inspired his magnum opus.
by Kay Kudukis - Jan 29, 2019
CV Rep's last production at its old space is James iJames' black comedy, White. And what a way to go.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University's all student NEXTstage Repertory presents Jose Rivera's Marisol. The production will take place in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. Performances will run Thursday, February 6th through Monday, February 10th.
by Herbert Paine - Feb 7, 2020
Sedona International Film Festival features HOW ABOUT ADOLF? ~ Sönke Wortmann's illuminating masterpiece of satire. A brilliant and provocative work, featuring superb performances by Christoph Maria Herbst, Caroline Peters, Florian David Fitz, Justus von Dohnányi, and Iris Berben. .
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
The wait is almost over! Rap God, Eminem, will soon grace our shores for four massive stadium shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in February, before travelling to Wellington in March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Centenary Stage Company and Centenary University's all student NEXTstage Repertory presents Jose Rivera's Marisol. The production opens Thursday, February 6th, will run through Monday, February 10th and will take place in the Little Theatre located at 400 Jefferson Street Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is premiering the video for “The Long Way Home,” the first single from his upcoming solo album The Hurting Kind, via Paste. Watch the video here and share it via YouTube here.
by Herbert Paine - Feb 29, 2020
In FOSTER BOY, based on his own experience as a children's rights attorney, screenwriter and producer Jay Paul Deratany and director Youssef Delara have delivered a profoundly moving and superbly acted drama about a young man victimized by the privatized foster care system and a high-powered corporate attorney begrudgingly assigned to be his advocate. One of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Grammy Award winner John Paul White is set to kick off the east coast leg of his U.S. tour on May 3 in Asheville, NC, making stops at New York's famed Bowery Ballroom, Washington, DC's Union Stage, Boston's Once and others in celebration of his forthcoming solo album The Hurting Kind (out April 12 via Single Lock Records). While recently testing out the new material on the road for the first time, White's live performance received extensive critical acclaim with Glide Magazine noting that “the 90-minute set left the audience shouting for more” and Americana Highways raving that “this is going to be one of those reviews that I won't be able to capture and convey just how good it was…it truly was a special evening, one that bordered on magical.” See below for a list of dates; additional North American performances to come.  Purchase tickets here, The Hurting Kind is available for pre-order here.
by Herbert Paine - Feb 18, 2020
Unequivocal thumbs up for Stray Cat Theatre's production of Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES, directed by Heather Lee Harper. Runs through February 22nd. The playwright has composed dialogue that flows like notes on a music sheet and the director has excelled in guiding the players ~ nine remarkable actresses ~ to move and talk to the beats of the script with near synchronization.
by Richard Ridge - Feb 14, 2019
Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young returns to Cafe Carlyle with an all-new show, February 19 to March 2. At this residency, he will perform an expertly curated set of rock and pop classics. From the raw emotionality of Roy Orbison the retro cool of 007, Young will bring the iconic room alive with a timelessness, mystery and warmth that hearkens back while heralding into the future and Broadway World's own Richard Ridge caught up with Young a few days before his opening.
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS, airing on ABC on Sunday, January 12, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Go Comedy! Improv Theater will honor its co-founder, Gerald Knight, who passed away suddenly earlier this year, by naming the building's 90-seat theatre space The Gerald Knight in a free special event Friday, December 21 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.  
by Vickie Evans - Dec 18, 2018
I had the pleasure to see the award-winning stage play 'Be A Lion', written by Rory D. Sheriff, inspired by the Broadway play, 'The Wiz' for the third time. Be A Lion is the fictitious account of what could have possibly happened in the land of Oz, AFTER the Wiz's sudden departure. It's an urbanized depiction of the modern day lives Dorothy, Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Lion, who is on a quest to become the next 'RULER' of Oz, with his trusted side-kick Miles, The Mouse, and LaDawn, the lioness.
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2020
Musicians in Hungary have been driving around the streets of Budapest playing 'uplifting' classical music in an attempt to cheer up its residents during the health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
On Friday, April12 at 7:30 PM, CRT Downtown proudly presents an evening with WWE Hall of Fame legend HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN.  Duggan is one of the most popular American professional wrestlers of all time. Audiences everywhere recognize his trademark 2x4, his battle cry 'HOOO!' and his 'USA! USA!' chant. He has sold out stadiums for 30 years, headlined wrestling PPVs and is now headed to Cortland with his comical One Man Show, which he is performing in limited venues across the country.
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
SiriusXM and Pandora today announced Pandora NOW, the first original and exclusive music experience created for both SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners.  Pandora NOW harnesses the combined strength of Pandora's extensive listener data and SiriusXM's curatorial expertise to create unique access to the most popular and fast-trending music right now.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Theatre South Playhouse located in Orlando, Florida is reinventing play rehearsal for local teens and its professional creative team with THE ONLINE PERCY JACKSON PROJECT: music from 'THE LIGHTNING THIEF'.
by Rosanna Liuski - Apr 11, 2019
Things fall of, stage men and women hustle on the stage that's not even ready yet. The play had a good intro with the giggly, proud 'director' Teemu Aromaa. He also made a cameo role as the detective in the play they performed to us.