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AWARDS SEASON 2016: Outer Critics Circle Awards Winners

May 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

If you were wondering what the Tony Awards might have looked like without Hamilton, the Outer Critics Circle Awards might be a good indication. Bright Star took home the big prize, but She Loves Me, the winner for best revival, walked away with the most wins of any show (4). Other winners included: Spring Awakening, On Your Feet!, American [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Tony Award Nominees

May 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

The Tony Award nominees are out, and no one is surprised that Hamilton not only got the most nominations, but with 16 nods, also beat the record for most Tony nominations (the record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot.) Trailing just behind Hamilton were Shuffle Along with 10 nominations and She Loves Me with 8. All of the [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Theatre World Award Winners

May 3, 2016 // 1 Comment

The first set of winners are in! The Theatre World Awards has announced the 12 honorees for best Broadway or Off-Broadway debut, and that newbee Nicholas Barasch will take home the Dorothy Loudon prize and Bernadette Peters the lifetime achievement award. Many of these actors got nods from other awards committees, but will they be able to beat out the [...]

The Reviews for SHUFFLE ALONG are In…

April 29, 2016 // 3 Comments

The reviews for Shuffle Along Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed are in, and the critics are in large consensus – it’s a must-see. Though it starts as a musical about putting on a musical – standard Broadway fare – it finishes as much more, offering profound themes like racial equality, artistic [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Drama Desk Award Nominations

April 28, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Drama Desk Award nominees were announced this morning and producers for Shuffle Along, which had been snubbed by the other award nominating committees, must have been pleased with the Outstanding Musical and other nods. And though neither was nominated for Outstanding Musical, American Psycho and Bright Star did get the most nominations (8 and 7, [...]

The Reviews for TUCK EVERLASTING are In…

April 27, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Tuck Everlasting are in, and the critics are split…it turns out not all magical stories turn out to be magical Broadway shows. Though there are moments of brilliance in the music by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and direction and choreography by Casey Nicholaw, the heavy-handed book offers more challenges than rewards. The plot [...]

The Reviews for WAITRESS are In…

April 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Waitress are in, and this new musical offers a tasty blend of savory and sweet. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, the musical has serious subject matter at its heart – loveless love and spousal abuse – but the creative pair of Sara Bareilles (score) and Jessie Nelson (book) offer just enough sugarcoating to make it feel [...]

The Reviews for AMERICAN PSYCHO are In…

April 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

American Psycho has opened, and while the critics all applaud the nostalgia-inducing ’80s design and impressively sexy ensemble, it’s hard to fall in love with the show itself – and not because of the devilish story. Based on the infamous 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis, this new musical attempts to translate a complex, psychological [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Pulitzer Prize for Drama

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Exciting news for musical lovers! For only the 9th time in the history of the awards, the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Drama has been awarded to a musical — this year’s highly lauded Hamilton! The other finalists were two plays: Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and The Humans by Stephen Karam. Wondering what the other Pulitzer Prize-winning [...]

AWARDS SEASON 2016: Outer Critics Circle Awards

April 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Awards season for 2016 has officially begun and the first set of nominees are in: those for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle Awards. You’ll see lots of repeats on this list, with American Psycho, She Loves Me, Bright Star and On Your Feet! getting the most nominations. You might notice there’s one big show from this season, Hamilton, missing [...]