American Idiot: Rock Music Video, Theatricalized (A guest review by BroadwayGirlNYC)

As I write this, I’m blasting Green Day’s 2004 “American Idiot” CD only because the cast album of their theatrical adaptation hasn’t yet been recorded. In both incarnations, the music is at once hummable and subversive, driving and spellbinding. I’m thrilled from the very start of Michael Mayer’s collaboration with Green Day frontman Billie Joe…

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The reviews for Ragtime are in …

The last time Ragtime appeared on Broadway, a whole new theater was built to house the gigantic production. This time, the show comes from a much humbler place and the critics couldn't be more complimentary - its fresh, relavant and powerful. Here are what the major publications had to say: NEW YORK TIMES The judiciously…

The reviews for Finian’s Rainbow are in …

Finian's Rainbow opened on Broadway to universal critical acclaim. The consensus: featuring a brilliant cast and score and a sweet, simple staging - this production embodies everything a Broadway musical should be. Here's what the critics had to say, in their own words: NEW YORK TIMES Here is where you should head this fall to…

101 Dalmatians: A Light-Hearted, Family-Friendly Musical (A guest review by Amanda Blake)

If you are looking for a family friendly new show, The 101 Dalmatians Musical may be the show for you. 101 Dalmatians, which had its world premiere at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on October 13th, takes Dodie Smith’s 1956 novel from the page to the stage. This new adaptation of Dalmatians is from…

The Memphis reviews are in …

You read what our guest reviewer thought of Memphis, the newest musical to open on Broadway, but what do the critics think? Unlike Bye Bye Birdie, which was universally panned, reviews for Memphis were mixed. Here's what the big media outlets had to say: NEW YORK TIMES Sex and race and rock ’n’ roll made…

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Mamma Mia, Bye Bye Birdie and South Pacific In the News

[picapp src="2/d/a/2/Thank_You_For_a98c.jpg?adImageId=6194569&imageId=6458170" width="234" height="156" /] The Good Mamma Mia, the 13th longest running show in Broadway history, celebrated 8 years on Broadway yesterday, Oct 18! The musical currently stars Beth Leavel, John Dossett, Judy McLane, Allison Briner, Halle Morse, Michael Mindlin, Patrick Boll, Alyse Alan Louis, David Andrew Macdonald and Eric William Morris. [picapp src="8/2/f/5/Opening_Night_Of_03e1.jpg?adImageId=6194675&imageId=6822495"…

Memphis: A good time at the theater (A guest review by Peter Duchan)

If you're looking for a good time at the theater, Memphis may be just the show for you. This slick and mostly entertaining new musical from the team that brought you The Toxic Avenger, centers on Huey Calhoun, a ne'er-do-well high school drop out who discovers his calling in promoting the rhythm and blues music…