The Reviews for Bridges of Madison County are In…

The reviews for Bridges of Madison County are in, and lovers of romance can rejoice! The new musical, based on the 1992 bestseller by Robert James Waller, is every bit as heart-melting and tear-inducing as the 1995 film starring Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood.  Though the story is well-known to most, the strong performances by…

The Reviews for A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER are In…

The critics are clear, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is an irresistible delight, despite its grim title and relatively unknown production team.  The musical comedy is based on both a 1907 novel by Roy Horniman and a classic British comedy, "Kind Hearts and Coronets", starring Alec Guinness.  The compliments come in bunches for…

The Reviews for BIG FISH are In…

The reviews are in for Big Fish, and the critics have mixed feelings about the large-scale production.  By all accounts, the musical -- based on the Tim Burton movie and the Daniel Wallace novel -- features spectacular stage magic from the mind of director Susan Stroman and a lovable leading man in Norbert Leo Butz…

The Reviews for Pippin are In…

The reviews are in for Pippin, the final show to open on Broadway this season -- though the story for the show is as thin as the set's tent poles, the lavish acrobatic spectacle and over-the-top performances have hardily won over the reviewers. Fosse's choreography may have been the starting point, but it's the combination of…

The Reviews for Jekyll & Hyde are in…

The critical reviews for the first revival of Jekyll & Hyde aren't much nicer than those for the original mounting. Ripping most ferociously into the abismal lyrics, "pea-fog thick" smoke and confused direction by Jeff Calhoun, most critics were impressed by Costantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox, R&B artists who  manage to bring moments of nuance and amazing…

The Reviews for Matilda: The Musical are In…

The critics agree that Matilda: The Musical is an incredibly imaginative delight for both children and adults.  Cleverness and magic abound in this new production, thanks to the direction of Matthew Warchus and the creative songwriting of Tim Minchin, who focus on the power of storytelling and the magic of books -- unlike the 1996…

The Reviews for Kinky Boots are In…

Kinky Boots has been well received by national critics; the production may feature bad English accents and a poorly conceived second act, but that's not what audience members will remember most vividly.  The successes of the production are both memorable and loud, outshining deficiencies.  Cyndi Lauper's songs are eclectic and varied, engaging and catchy -- there are…