The Reviews for SHE LOVES ME Are In…

March 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

She Loves Me opened and the critics couldn’t love it more. This unassuming 1963 musical comedy about the most epic of pursuits for ordinary folks – the search for true love – is musical theatre at its finest. First of all, the Roundabout production has a masterpiece to work from, with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, and [...]

The Reviews for DISASTER are In…

March 9, 2016 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Disaster! are in, and while this jukebox-style goofy spoof musical likely isn’t for everyone, it’s certainly a more promising bet than the title implies. The musical, written by Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, features a ridiculous storyline overflowing with the cleverest, campiest humor they could think of – and it can be [...]

The First Annual BroadwayCon

January 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

Phew! What an incredible few days! The first BroadwayCon just wrapped, and if you followed any of our coverage, you’ll know, it was an absolutely incredible weekend! Attendees met artists like Anthony Rapp, Lisa Kron, Brian D’Arcy James, Christian Borle, Faith Prince, Andrew and Celia Keenan-Bolger, Lesli Margherita, Alice Ripley, Lea Salonga, [...]

A Buzzworthy on Broadway News Roundup

January 21, 2016 // 2 Comments

It’s been an exciting couple of months on Broadway with more excitement on the way — A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder closed after a hugely successful run and Dames at Sea closed after a very paltry run, plus lots of fantastic shows opened on broadway to rave reviews! There have also been lots of announcements about shows that [...]

The Reviews for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are In…

December 21, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Fiddler on the Roof are in, and this revival may not have audience members dancing with joy – on purpose.  Director Bartlett Sher walks a fine (and somewhat dangerous) line, attempting to honor the beloved 1964 musical while connecting it to modern themes and events.  In fact, he faces a daunting task not unlike the one central to [...]

The Reviews for THE COLOR PURPLE are In…

December 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for The Color Purple are in and the critics universally admire this new production based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel.  This powerful musical, unlike its 2005 predecessor, feels stripped bare, leaving the raw heart of the story in clear focus.  The design, the direction, and the performances – most notably from the soon-to-be-star [...]

The Reviews for SCHOOL OF ROCK are In…

December 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for School of Rock are in, and this new musical pumps out infectious fun like a Fender amp pumps out high-flying guitar solos.  Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the musical features Alex Brightman in the leading role of Dewey – and he nails every note.  The school kids with whom Dewey starts his new band also impress, playing [...]

The Reviews for ALLEGIANCE are In…

November 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Allegiance are in, and though the ambitious mission of the new musical is universally admired, the execution is, unfortunately, not.  The sweeping tale is inspired by the memories of George Takei (the ever-loved Star Trek idol) and lends personal perspective to the shameful period of Japanese-American internment in World War II.  On paper, [...]

The Reviews for ON YOUR FEET are In…

November 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

The reviews for On Your Feet are in, and what the new musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan lacks in refined storytelling, it makes up in infectious verve.  The jukebox musical features hits from the 1980s, energizing dance, and strong performances – especially from vibrant leading lady Ana Villafañe playing Gloria – all contributing to [...]

The Reviews for DAMES AT SEA are In…

October 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

Dames at Sea opened at the Helen Hayes Theater on Thursday, and critics agree that this once-golden musical has lost a bit of its charm through the years.  The problem isn’t necessarily with the production itself: the small cast, led by Eloise Kropp as the budding starlet Ruby, performs admirably, and the tap numbers, choreographed by [...]
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