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AWARDS SEASON 2017: Outer Critics Circle Award Winners

May 8, 2017 // 1 Comment

The Outer Critics Circle Award winners have been announced!  Come From Away was selected as this year’s most outstanding new Broadway Musical and Hello, Dolly! as outstanding revival. Both productions also received 5 nominations. The selections also featured many a Hollywood actor (Kevin Kline, Laura Linney, Bette Midler, Danny DeVito ...

AWARDS SEASON 2017: Tony Award Nominees

May 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

The list of Tony noms is in and we couldn’t be more excited! Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 is at the head of the nominee pack, with 12 nominations, followed by Hello, Dolly!, with 10. The most coveted prize will be a showdown between Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, and Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of ...

AWARDS SEASON 2017: The Drama Desk Award Nominees

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

This morning, the Drama Desk Award nominees were announced and Hello, Dolly! led the pack, with 10 total nominations, followed closely by Come From Away and Anastasia who received 9 each. Oftentimes, the Drama Desk nominees are the most closely aligned to those selected by the Tonys…will that be the case this year, or will there be some big ...

The Reviews for BANDSTAND are In…

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Bandstand are in, and while the critics universally respect the ambition of the original musical, they also universally feel it fell just short. Director and choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, the Tony Award-winning choreographer of Hamilton, is creative in tackling the principle challenge of the piece – establishing both the peppy ...

AWARDS SEASON 2017: The Outer Critics Circle Award Nominees

April 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Outer Critics Circle Award nominees are in! Of the Broadway musicals, Anastasia received the greatest number of nominations (13), followed by Hello, Dolly! (10), Come From Away (7), Groundhog Day (5), A Bronx Tale (4), War Paint (4), and Bandstand, Holiday Inn and Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 of 1812 all with 3 a piece. The ...

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 ...