Reviews

The Reviews for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are In…

December 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Fiddler on the Roof are in, and this revival may not have audience members dancing with joy – on purpose.  Director Bartlett Sher walks a fine (and somewhat dangerous) line, attempting to honor the beloved 1964 musical while connecting it to modern themes and events.  In fact, he faces a daunting task not unlike the one central to [...]

The Reviews for THE COLOR PURPLE are In…

December 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for The Color Purple are in and the critics universally admire this new production based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.  This powerful musical, unlike its 2005 predecessor, feels stripped bare, leaving the raw heart of the story in clear focus.  The design, the direction, and the performances – most notably from the soon-to-be-star [...]

The Reviews for SCHOOL OF ROCK are In…

December 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for School of Rock are in, and this new musical pumps out infectious fun like a Fender amp pumps out high-flying guitar solos.  Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the musical features Alex Brightman in the leading role of Dewey – and he nails every note.  The school kids with whom Dewey starts his new band also impress, playing [...]

The Reviews for ALLEGIANCE are In…

November 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Allegiance are in, and though the ambitious mission of the new musical is universally admired, the execution is, unfortunately, not.  The sweeping tale is inspired by the memories of George Takei (the ever-loved Star Trek idol) and lends personal perspective to the shameful period of Japanese-American internment in World War II.  On paper, [...]

The Reviews for ON YOUR FEET are In…

November 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for On Your Feet are in, and what the new musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan lacks in refined storytelling, it makes up in infectious verve.  The jukebox musical features hits from the 1980s, energizing dance, and strong performances – especially from vibrant leading lady Ana Villafañe playing Gloria – all contributing to [...]

The Reviews for DAMES AT SEA are In…

October 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

Dames at Sea opened at the Helen Hayes Theater on Thursday, and critics agree that this once-golden musical has lost a bit of its charm through the years.  The problem isn’t necessarily with the production itself: the small cast, led by Eloise Kropp as the budding starlet Ruby, performs admirably, and the tap numbers, choreographed by [...]

The Reviews for SPRING AWAKENING are In…

September 28, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for the Deaf West revival of Spring Awakening are in and the critics all have goosebumps. Both deaf and hearing actors deliver stunning performances under the expert direction of Michael Arden. The 4-piece band, simple sets, stark lighting and beautiful period-ish costumes come together to make this a lovely, wonderful exploration of both [...]

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 // 3 Comments

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 // 2 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 [...]
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