AWARDS SEASON 2022: Outer Critics Circle Awards Nominations

The 71st Outer Critics Circle Award nominees were announced this morning. The Off-Broadway musicals Harmony and Kimberly Akimbo, each earned eight nominations and Broadway musicals MJ the Musical and Paradise Square seven apiece.

The Reviews for FUNNY GIRL are In…

It's hard to compete with Streisand. And though all of the critics give Beanie Feldstein accolades for her effort, they universally find that her child-like, strained and physical comedy-reliant performance doesn't live up to the original, nor does it make up for the mostly lackluster score (with the exceptions of a couple notable songs) and terrible, episodic script (that Harvey Fierstein's doctoring did not help at all). Director Michael Mayer simply did not tap the right people or figure out the right approach to make this show work. And ultimately, is this musical worth reviving at all without a Streisand at the helm?

Reviews for THE LITTLE PRINCE are In…

Yikes. Critics did not care for The Little Prince at all. The Parisian transfer that just opened at the Broadway Theatre was panned for pretty much every element; the worst offenders: boring narration by Chris Mouron, a pre-recorded atmospheric score, outright ugly costumes, lackluster projections and uninspired acrobatics and dance. Not engaging enough for children or enough of a wow for adults, performances reportedly had folks leaving in droves at intermission. If you can hang on, the second half is better than the first (with the best bit coming during curtain call); but the consensus is the two-hour runtime of this production is roughly two hours too long...

The Reviews for FLYING OVER SUNSET are In…

Reviews are out for Flying Over Sunset, the latest from James Lapine, and critics were largely underwhelmed by the trip. Though the performers and tech all wowed, the story was ultimately too heavy-handed, heady and flat, leaving critics bored and wanting more. Looking for something new and different? This definitely delivers there. But perhaps in a way no one was looking for...

The Reviews for COMPANY are In…

Critics have weighed in on the latest Broadway opening, and with the exception of the New York Times, all came out yelling: "Go see this show!!!" Though they all agree than Katrina Lenk, the Tony-winning Actress from The Band’s Visit, doesn't quite step up to fill the shoes of the regendered lead either vocally or emotionally, the wonderful music, ensemble and design behind this production make up for her performance, and combine to make it a marvelous production none-the-less. Patti LuPone delivers a career toppling turn as Joanne, and with a couple notable exceptions, the gender-swapping worked far better than critics had feared. They found this sharp reconception of a Sondheim masterpiece surprising, exciting, moving and well worth a trip to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theater.

The Reviews for MRS. DOUBTFIRE are In…

he premise central to the story, which worked okay back in the 90s, feels cringeworthy at best today, leaving many to question why the adaptation was even attempted. The whole thing is a bit like a frozen dinner -- hinting at possibilities of something inviting, but just a bit basic, and leaving you wishing you had the real thing...or something else entirely.