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The Reviews for HELLO, DOLLY! are In…

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Hello, Dolly! are in, and Broadway loves Bette! In the middle of a brassy, bouncy, in-your-face-like-it’s-the-golden-age-of-musicals musical, there stands the incomparable Bette Midler performing her take on the famed matchmaker Dolly Levi. Calculated comedy is the name of the game here, and Bette plays it better than anyone. [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2017: The Drama League Award Nominees

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Well, a musical might not have taken home the Pulitzer this year (big congrats to Lynn Nottage’s Sweat, which did!), but we are here now and so excited to announce the list of nominees for the 2017 Drama League Awards, which includes more than a few musicals. We recommend bookmarking our awards page, which will always be the first place we announce [...]

The Reviews for GROUNDHOG DAY are In…

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Groundhog Day are in, and the critics are conflicted. Based on the classic 1993 Harold Ramis film starring the legendary Bill Murray, this new musical seems to borrow the premise of the film but adapt the style to fit the Broadway stage…a fitting move to some, a damning move to others. The one item of agreement is the brilliance of [...]

The Reviews for WAR PAINT are In…

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for War Paint are in, and while fans of cosmetics history (do those exist?) may not be wholly satisfied with the underwhelming storyline, fans of musical theatre will relish the work of two titans of the stage. Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone play Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, respectively, in roles written for them, and they each [...]

Award Season is nigh…mark your calendars and set your DVRs

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you’re like us, this is your favorite time of the year — awards season!! When you get to sqee with delight, roll your eyes with disdain and feel like the smartest person in the room by correctly picking winners and losers. Every year, we stay on top of everything, so you can too, so subscribe to the blog now to ensure you get every update [...]

The Reviews for AMELIE are In…

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The new musical Amélie is now open, but the critics can’t help pining for the 2001 French film, on which the musical is based, that they wish they’d watched instead. It’s not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the cute new musical…the ensemble is versatile, the imagery is imaginative, and Phillipa Soo acquits [...]

The Reviews for MISS SAIGON are in…

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Miss Saigon are in, and the revival seems to be sending critics down memory lane if not to Vietnam with the cast. The sweeping epic from the team behind Les Miz, perhaps best remembered for the helicopter that shows up, is mostly a tribute to the original. Coincidentally, the production offers some modern relevance this time around; issues [...]

The Reviews for COME FROM AWAY are In…

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Come From Away are in, and the critics agree that this new feel-good musical takes flight at just the right time. The production, by Canadian duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is set on September 11, 2001 and shows the heroic hospitality of a small island’s inhabitants when 6,700 people are unexpectedly grounded there after the attacks [...]

The Reviews for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE are In…

February 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Sunday in the Park With George are in, and the critics are in admiration of this re-imagined masterpiece. When you bring this timeless and universally revered musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine to life with beautiful, imaginative direction by another Lapine, director Sarna Lapine, and pinpoint performances from stars like Jake [...]

The Reviews for SUNSET BOULEVARD are In…

February 10, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Sunset Boulevard are in – and it might better be called the Glenn Close show. The pared-down remount of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1994 musical features a simpler, more artistic set that only heightens and better spotlights the work of a true legend. Someway, somehow, Ms. Close manages to outdo the dazzling performance she delivered [...]