April 2010

The reviews for Everyday Rapture are in …

April 30, 2010 // 1 Comment

Nearly every critic for Everyday Rapture walked away from the show last night with a large smile plastered across his or her face. In this one-woman showcase, which was a last minute replacement for Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Sherie Rene Scott explodes with energy, charisma, humor and spectacular vocals. The last show to open in the 2009-2010 Broadway [...]

April News Roundup

April 28, 2010 // 0 Comments

An awful lot has happened this month on the Great White Way – numerous shows have opened, squeezing in just in time for award consideration, and there’s been lots of exciting announcements and good old controversy. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, here’s what you’ve missed: The Addams Family opened to dismal reviews, while [...]

The reviews for Promises, Promises are in …

April 27, 2010 // 1 Comment

Promises, Promises opened on Broadway to some mixed reviews. It’s not the worst thing to hit the Great White Way this month, but the show feels listless, measured, dated and a little boring. Critics applaud Sean Hayes’ timing and a standout performance by Katie Finneran, but feel that Kristin Chenoweth is miscast, the choreography uninspired and [...]

2010 Outer Critics Circle Nominations

April 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Yesterday, Hunter and Sutton Foster announced the nominees for the 60th annual Outer Critics Circle Awards, which honor the best in Broadway and Off-Broadway theatre. Winners will be announced on May 27 here on the blog. Here are this year’s musical theater nominees: Outstanding New Broadway Musical American Idiot Come Fly Away Fela! Memphis Sondheim [...]

The reviews for Sondheim on Sondheim are in …

April 23, 2010 // 3 Comments

The reviews for Sondheim on Sondheim are in and though they adore Barbara Cook and hearing from the man himself, the critics were underwhelmed. It’s a show for folks who worship Sondheim – a crowd that will eat up anything touched by the man – but for those who don’t see him as “God,” the poor arrangements, pacing and [...]

Smokey Joe’s Cafe Ticket Giveaway!

April 21, 2010 // 17 Comments

Win a pair of tickets to see Smokey Joe’s Café at The Papermill Playhouse. To enter, simply leave a comment below stating why you love musical theater. The winner will be chosen using random.org on Friday, April 23. Be sure to include your email address below so we can contact you if you’ve won. Smokey Joe’s Café is licensed through R&H [...]

The reviews for American Idiot are in…

April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

The reviews for the Green Day album-turned-musical, American Idiot, have come out and  critics were quite pleased with the production, with a few reservations. Some called it the best musical of the season (and even of the 21st century), while others were a bit more discerning – pointing to a thin plot covered up by spectacle, lights and sound. They [...]

2010 Drama League Nominations

April 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

The 2010 Drama League nominees have been announced. Chosen by a group of theater professionals and patrons, these include both On and Off-Broadway New York productions. Winners will be announced on May 21. Without further ado, here are the musical theater nominees: Distinguished Production of a Musical The Addams Family American Idiot Bloody Bloody Andrew [...]

The reviews for La Cage Aux Folles are in…and they adored it!

April 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The verdict is unanimous: This scaled-down mounting of La Cage Aux Folles, a transfer from London’s Mernier Chocolate Factory, is a lovely, fun and nuanced take on the campy original. Doglass Hodge lived up to all expectations – blowing away every reviewer, particularly in his performance of “I Am What I Am” – and Kelsey [...]

Next to Normal wins the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 12, 2010 // 2 Comments

Next to Normal has officially won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, lauded by the jury for “expand[ing] the scope of subject matter for musicals.” The musical joins the ranks of Of Thee I Sing, South Pacific, Fiorello, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, A Chorus Line, Sunday in the Park with George and Rent as one of the few [...]
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