Reviews

WAITRESS to Open; ON THE TOWN to Close; HAMILTON May Run Forever

August 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rather than fill your feeds and inboxes with news just because it’s that time of the week, we’ve decided to make our Buzzworthy on Broadway coverage a when-there’s-news-to-share sort of affair. We’ll round up the biggest news items and gossip into one big post so you can be sure you’re fully in the know. Follow us on Twitter or [...]

The Reviews for Hamilton are In…

August 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

Hamilton, the off-Broadway sensation that made a quick leap to Broadway, opened last night to the rave-est of reviews. No, but really, the critics can’t seem to say enough wonderful things about this production. Yes, the show has an exciting score, excellent casting, great costumes, etc., but what has gotten everyone so riled up is that the story is [...]

The Reviews for Amazing Grace are In…

July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Amazing Grace are in and ouch! With music by a newcomer to the stage, Christopher Smith, and a book by Mr. Smith and Arthur Giron, the critics found the show clunky, uninteresting, melodramatic, overly-sentimental and soapboxy. Producers spent money on this, but not in the right places. The score, though passable and sung well by a [...]

The Reviews for The Visit are In…

April 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for The Visit are in, and while the critics certainly admire legend Chita Rivera and the long journey this Kander and Ebb musical has taken to Broadway, there’s no denying it’s flawed.  The musical tells of Claire Zachanassian’s return to her hometown, a dark and dingy European village, to inflict revenge on the man who shamed [...]

The Reviews for Something Rotten! are In…

April 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Something Rotten! are in, and most find the new musical to be something wonderful, while some others feel it’s just a bit more rotten than it should be.  The musical is set in the Elizabethan Renaissance, when Shakespeare (a devilish idol, winningly played by Christian Borle) is the hottest thing in London and the Bottom brothers [...]

The Reviews for Doctor Zhivago are In…

April 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Doctor Zhivago are in, and this new Les Misérables wannabe may lack great music, lyrics, dialogue, and overall storytelling, but hey, at least the gunfire effects are realistic.  Loosely based on the Boris Pasternak novel and more closely based on the 1965 movie, this new musical tells of a love story in an epic era of revolution and war [...]

The Reviews for Fun Home are In…

April 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Fun Home are in, and the critics agree that this may just – actually – be the best musical on Broadway this season.  Based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, this new musical by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) is actually a journey through Bechdel’s personal memories, a journey meant to uncover [...]

The Reviews for The King and I Are In…

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for The King and I are in, and the critics universally admire this astonishing revival.  Playing at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at the Lincoln Center, this sometimes touchy standard is here crafted by the deft, thoughtful hands of director Bartlett Sher. Instead of hiding behind or overemphasizing the seemingly out-of-touch themes of the [...]

The Reviews for Finding Neverland are In…

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Finding Neverland opened and it seems lovers of Peter Pan and Glee will cheer, but lovers of creative musical theatre will hiss.  You know the story, and you know the names of the actors playing the biggest roles – Matthew Morrison (of Glee fame) and Kelsey Grammer.  So what’s not to love?  Unfortunately, the production begins and ends with [...]

The Reviews for It Shoulda Been You Are In…

April 15, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for It Shoulda Been You are in, and there are too many appropriate “shoulda, coulda, woulda” jokes here to pick just one (so let’s just skip those altogether).  The reviews for this new musical are not positive, and the critics clearly place blame on Barbara Anselmi (music, concept) and Brian Hargrove (book, lyrics).  Tired, [...]
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