Reviews

The Reviews for CATS Are In…

August 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Cats are in, and if you liked the sensational original Broadway production, you’ll like this one too. As some reviewers proclaim, there’s no middle-ground when it comes to Cats – you love it or you hate it – and with this new version offering little that’s new, you’re unlikely to switch sides now. 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Reviews for BRIGHT STAR Are In…

March 25, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Bright Star are in, and this new Broadway musical feels remarkably un-Broadway. Featuring bluegrass music, relatively relaxed choreography, and storytelling that feels distinctly Southern (and old fashioned, some say), the new musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell is unlike other Great White Way options.  The standout is Carmen [...]

The Reviews for SHE LOVES ME Are In…

March 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

She Loves Me opened and the critics couldn’t love it more. This unassuming 1963 musical comedy about the most epic of pursuits for ordinary folks – the search for true love – is musical theatre at its finest. First of all, the Roundabout production has a masterpiece to work from, with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and [...]

The Reviews for DISASTER are In…

March 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Disaster! are in, and while this jukebox-style goofy spoof musical likely isn’t for everyone, it’s certainly a more promising bet than the title implies. The musical, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, features a ridiculous storyline overflowing with the cleverest, campiest humor they could think of – and it can be [...]

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 [...]
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