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)…

The Reviews for KISS ME KATE are In…

The reviews for Kiss Me Kate are in, and the critics appreciate this Cole Porter classic for the wondrous Kelli O'Hara as Kate and intelligent updates that replace some of the piece's misogyny with some much needed #metoo. First thing's first - Kelli O'Hara shines as her own brand of Lilli (the reviewers even note…

The Reviews for BE MORE CHILL are In…

The reviews for Be More Chill are in, and the critics are split. Is this the musical that finally speaks the truth of the tween experience? Some say so, celebrating the combination of pop-inspired music, highly emotive acting, and a frenetic, over-sugared energy that all reflect the life and tastes of modern high school kids…

The Reviews for THE CHER SHOW are In…

The critics have spoken and The Cher Show is bound to be a good time for big time fans, but maybe less of a winner for the rest of us. The songs are, of course, hits, the leads acquit themselves (Stephanie J. Block, Teal Weaks, and Micaela Diamond deliver fine performances as Cher in the…

The Reviews for THE PROM are In…

The reviews for The Prom are in, and the critics are in love with this new musical - original musical, we might add - directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw. The creative team of Bob Martin (book), Chad Beguelin (book, lyrics), and Matthew Sklar (music) has crafted a fun new musical that manages to poke…

The Reviews for KING KONG are In…

The reviews for King Kong are in, and while the great ape puppet dominating the Broadway Theater boards may be the king of his stage, this production doesn't exactly sound poised for the throne. The critics generally find King Kong himself impressive, calling him "enchanting," "a technological marvel," and even "the most expressive performer onstage."…