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…

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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)…

The Reviews for OKLAHOMA are In…

And critics might say they're in love. This naturalistic re-imagining of Oklahoma! may be less its traditional Broadway polish, but that's one of the reasons the critics call it "wide-awake, jolting and altogether wonderful." Set in the center of a mid-western arena, where guns adorn the walls and chili bubbles on the stage, the production…

The Reviews for AIN’T TOO PROUD Are In…

The reviews for Ain't Too Proud are in, and the critics may be split about where this one lands in the overall jukebox musicals standings, but there's no disagreement about the immense talent being showcased onstage. The performances of the original five Temptations (by Otis Williams, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin)…