Girl from the North Country

The Reviews for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY are In…

Critics were blown away by this brilliantly nuanced production. McPherson, the writer and director, has molded the music of Bob Dylan and guided an extremely talented ensemble to tell a hauntingly beautiful story simply and stunningly. Even the tough-to-please critics some of whom were fearful the show would lose its heart in the move from…

The Reviews for WEST SIDE STORY are In…

The innovative and controversial new production of West Side Story from Ivo van Hove opened on Broadway to fractured reviews. This production had people up in arms throughout its rehearsal process regarding things as wide-ranging as injured dancers, sexual harassment and street protests, and the cutting of "I Feel Pretty" and the choreography of Jerome…

A Genuinely Honest Defense of Cats (And an Analysis of Why That’s So Rare)

Reviews and reactions to Tom Hooper’s Cats are comparable to an international tragedy. Critics and audiences are describing feelings of shock and horror, being uncomfortably mesmerized, and begging for the sweet release of death in order to escape the timeline in which we currently live. The box office is abysmal, with Universal Pictures set to…

The Reviews for JAGGED LITTLE PILL Are In…

The reviews for Jagged Little Pill are in, and though the hard-hitting story's lessons might be tough to swallow, the critics think this new musical may have found the cure to the jukebox genre. Mostly featuring songs by '90s star Alanis Morissette, which intelligently guide the story and themes (unlike some other jukes we could…

The Reviews for TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL are In…

The reviews for Tina – The Tina Turner Musical are in and if you like the jukebox musical genre, you're going to love it. For those on the fence about whether we need yet another bio musical, Adrienne Warren's knockout performance and Tina Turner's incredible songs might be enough to make this worth your while.…

The Reviews for THE LIGHTNING THIEF are In…

The critics were sadly not impressed with The Lightning Thief, scheduled for a brief run at the Longacre Theatre now through January 5. Though many critics enjoyed the show during its original Off-Broadway run, they universally agreed that the changes to the script and score for the Great White Way mounting all fell flat. So…

Moulin Rouge

The Reviews for MOULIN ROUGE! are In…

Moulin Rouge! is open, and while not all the critics are sold on the jukebox-y, mashup-y, remix-y score, they're all in love with the spectacular design and stellar performances. Inspired by Baz Luhrmann's beautiful 2001 film, this new musical offers an immersive experience, taking over the Al Hirschfeld Theater and delivering audiences total escape from everyday…

The Reviews for BEETLEJUICE are In…

The Broadway version of Beetlejuice is now open, but the critics seem to wish it would go back to the underworld. Alex Brightman is a total star as Beetlejuice, bringing energy and his own punk-rock take on the character, and the set and effects are amazing... but that's really where the fun ends. The script seems hellbent…

The Reviews for TOOTSIE are In…

Critics think Tootsie is a bona fide hit! Based on the 1982 movie starring Dustin Hoffman, the Broadway version brings the laugh-out-loud comedy that so many musicals in the musical comedy genre miss. The critics uniformly adore the cast, especially Santino Fontana as Michael/Dorothy, but the book may be the biggest star of the show. In…

The Reviews for HADESTOWN are In…

Critics adore Hadestown, giving the most appealing recommendation for the underworld you're ever likely to hear. Blending Greek mythology with a Big Easy vibe and featuring a captivating score that ranges from pulsing, rhythmic folk-pop to downright heavenly arias, the critics are impressed with the balance achieved by the musical's creative developers, Anaïs Mitchell (writer)…