The Reviews for ANASTASIA are In…

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Anastasia are in, and it’s not the dark and dangerous story that’s got critics leaving with frowns…it’s the unrealized production that struggles to tell it. It’s a tell-tale sign of dissatisfaction when an audience member can only comment on the “gorgeous costumes” and “picturesque ...

The Reviews for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY are In…

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are in, and critics enjoyed the new musical like a bar of bittersweet baking chocolate with a side of skim milk. Whether you’re a lover of Roald Dahl’s 1964 book or the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder or even the 2005 film starring Johnny Depp, you’re likely to find yourself unsatisfied. ...

The Reviews for HELLO, DOLLY! are In…

April 21, 2017 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Hello, Dolly! are in, and Broadway loves Bette! In the middle of a brassy, bouncy, in-your-face-like-it’s-the-golden-age-of-musicals musical, there stands the incomparable Bette Midler performing her take on the famed matchmaker Dolly Levi. Calculated comedy is the name of the game here, and Bette plays it better than anyone. ...

AWARDS SEASON 2017: The Drama League Award Nominees

April 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

Well, a musical might not have taken home the Pulitzer this year (big congrats to Lynn Nottage’s Sweat, which did!), but we are here now and so excited to announce the list of nominees for the 2017 Drama League Awards, which includes more than a few musicals. We recommend bookmarking our awards page, which will always be the first place we announce ...

The Reviews for GROUNDHOG DAY are In…

April 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Groundhog Day are in, and the critics are conflicted. Based on the classic 1993 Harold Ramis film starring the legendary Bill Murray, this new musical seems to borrow the premise of the film but adapt the style to fit the Broadway stage…a fitting move to some, a damning move to others. The one item of agreement is the brilliance of ...

The Reviews for WAR PAINT are In…

April 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for War Paint are in, and while fans of cosmetics history (do those exist?) may not be wholly satisfied with the underwhelming storyline, fans of musical theatre will relish the work of two titans of the stage. Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone play Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein, respectively, in roles written for them, and they each ...

Award Season is nigh…mark your calendars and set your DVRs

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

If you’re like us, this is your favorite time of the year — awards season!! When you get to sqee with delight, roll your eyes with disdain and feel like the smartest person in the room by correctly picking winners and losers. Every year, we stay on top of everything, so you can too, so subscribe to the blog now to ensure you get every update ...

The Reviews for AMELIE are In…

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

The new musical Amélie is now open, but the critics can’t help pining for the 2001 French film, on which the musical is based, that they wish they’d watched instead. It’s not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the cute new musical…the ensemble is versatile, the imagery is imaginative, and Phillipa Soo acquits ...

The Reviews for MISS SAIGON are in…

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Miss Saigon are in, and the revival seems to be sending critics down memory lane if not to Vietnam with the cast. The sweeping epic from the team behind Les Miz, perhaps best remembered for the helicopter that shows up, is mostly a tribute to the original. Coincidentally, the production offers some modern relevance this time around; issues ...

The Reviews for COME FROM AWAY are In…

March 13, 2017 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Come From Away are in, and the critics agree that this new feel-good musical takes flight at just the right time. The production, by Canadian duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, is set on September 11, 2001 and shows the heroic hospitality of a small island’s inhabitants when 6,700 people are unexpectedly grounded there after the attacks ...