Reviews

The Reviews for DEAR EVAN HANSEN are In…

December 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Dear Evan Hansen are in – and the critics agree that this new musical deserves to go viral. The story follows a socially awkward teen as he changes from stuttering loner to social media sensation…but maybe not in a good way. Ben Platt plays the title role and earns universal acclaim from reviewers, delivering a vulnerable and [...]

The Reviews for A BRONX TALE are In…

December 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

The reviews for A Bronx Tale are in, and though the story has already been told in a one-man play and a movie, it gets a winning makeover here – musical theatre style. Co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks, the story feels familiar but authentic…though it may not “wow,” it will certainly hit home. Aiding are strong [...]

The Reviews for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 are in…

November 15, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 are in, and the critical responses come from all parts of the sky: some compare it favorably to Hamilton while others claim it has no heart and is too difficult to follow. Written by Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin, the epic musical is based on parts of Tolstoy’s “War and [...]

The Reviews for FALSETTOS are In…

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Falsettos are in, and the revival of the heart-breaking 1992 musical is as riveting and powerful as the original. Featuring music and lyrics by William Finn and direction by co-book writer James Lapine, the production boasts refined heart – it pulls the right strings at the right moments for maximum emotional potency. The performances [...]

The Reviews for HOLIDAY INN are In…

October 6, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Holiday Inn are in, and if Irving Berlin songs live on your year-round playlists and holiday spirit flows through your veins, then this is the musical for you. Clearly the inspiration for the classic holiday film “White Christmas,” Holiday Inn is a simple and sugar-coated story featuring beloved tunes by Irving Berlin. In this [...]

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 [...]
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