The Reviews for THE PROM are In…

The reviews for The Prom are in, and the critics are in love with this new musical - original musical, we might add - directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. The creative team of Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (book, lyrics), and Matthew Sklar (music) has crafted a fun new musical that manages to poke…

The Reviews for KING KONG are In…

The reviews for King Kong are in, and while the great ape puppet dominating the Broadway Theater boards may be the king of his stage, this production doesn't exactly sound poised for the throne. The critics generally find King Kong himself impressive, calling him "enchanting," "a technological marvel," and even "the most expressive performer onstage."…

The Reviews for PRETTY WOMAN are In…

The reviews for Pretty Woman are in, and the reviewers are missing the 1990 film more than they're loving the new musical. With a storyline that's been scrubbed clean of all the un-pretty bits that made the original material interesting, original music by Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance that adds little more than a definite…

Gettin' the Band Back Together

The Reviews for GETTIN’ THE BAND BACK TOGETHER are In…

The reviews for Gettin' the Band Back Together are in, and the critics aren't buying producer and co-writer Ken Davenport's definition of "original." While the new musical isn't strictly derived from any particular source material (though it borrows from more movies and musicals than we've got space to list here), it also isn't exactly new-…

The Reviews for HEAD OVER HEELS are In…

What do you get when you bring together the music of the Go-Go's, 16th century prose, and a star of RuPaul's Drag Race? Head Over Heels, apparently! The reviews are in, and while the plot of this centuries-bridging jukebox musical mash-up may be exhausting to follow, the laughs - and the affirming message - come easy.…

The Reviews for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL are In…

The critics have spoken and the team behind Summer: The Donna Summer Musical isn't working hard enough for the money. Excepting LaChanze's mostly compelling performance of Diva Donna, one of three characters that together depict the legendary Donna Summer, this new jukebox musical may start feeling more like a jokebox musical. With a sanitized storyline that…

The Reviews for MY FAIR LADY Are In…

The reviews for My Fair Lady are in, and the critics approve of this My Fair Lady for a #MeToo America. Director Bartlett Sher is smart and precise in reimagining the classic, introducing thoughtful text tweaks and employing (what some might call) inventive casting to craft a musical that feels familiar and brand new at once.…

The Reviews for CAROUSEL are In…

The reviews for Carousel are in, and the critics love the new life that's been breathed into this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. The direction by Jack O'Brien and the choreography by Justin Peck are (mostly) outstanding... the production is thoughtful in tone, playing honestly to both the light and dark moments, and the choreography is…

The Reviews for MEAN GIRLS are In…

Mean Girls is open on Broadway, and the critics say it's far from perfect, but a pretty fun homage to the beloved 2004 film favorite. With a book adapted by Tina Fey from a screenplay by Tina Fey, Mean Girls on Broadway shares much with its source material, including the plot, characters, and now-legendary one-liners, but smartly…

The Reviews for FROZEN are In…

Frozen is open on Broadway, and the critics are... luke warm. The leads (Caissie Levy as Elsa and Patti Murin as Anna) deliver on their parts, offering fully developed characters that feel inspired by the film but evolved enough to capture attention in a live setting. And the production is certainly stunning, even if a…