The Reviews for HEAD OVER HEELS are In…

What do you get when you bring together the music of the Go-Go's, 16th century prose, and a star of RuPaul's Drag Race? Head Over Heels, apparently! The reviews are in, and while the plot of this centuries-bridging jukebox musical mash-up may be exhausting to follow, the laughs - and the affirming message - come easy.…

The Reviews for Hedwig and the Angry Inch are In…

And now for something completely different!  The reviewers give the Broadway premier of Hedwig and the Angry Inch two emphatic rock 'n roll horns and one long, outstretched Gene Simmons tongue.  Neil Patrick Harris owns the central role in this hard rock musical about the gender-mysterious lead singer of a German rock band.  His charisma,…

The Reviews for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever are In…

The reviews for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever are in, and though they aren't the worst we've seen this season, they are nowhere near rave reviews. With some very intensive script-changes that throw gender-bending into the mix, critics found the new book almost as problematic as the original. The biggest upset was the…

The reviews for American Idiot are in…

The reviews for the Green Day album-turned-musical, American Idiot, have come out and  critics were quite pleased with the production, with a few reservations. Some called it the best musical of the season (and even of the 21st century), while others were a bit more discerning - pointing to a thin plot covered up by…

Cast for the Broadway Mounting of Green Day’s American Idiot Will Include John Gallagher Jr., Stark Sands and Michael Esper

Producers just announced that John Gallagher Jr. (Spring Awakening), Stark Sands and Michael Esper will star in Broadway's American Idiot, the new Green Day musical opening April 20 at the St. James Theatre. Director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) co-wrote the book with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong. Music and lyrics are all by Green Day,…

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…

Michael Mayer to Direct and Tom Kitt to Arrange Green Day’s American Idiot for the Stage

Okay, okay so they may not have announced plans to take the show to Broadway just yet, but I just have to share this one: Berkley Repertory Theatre is premiering a stage adaptation of Green Day's Grammy-winning multi-platinum album American Idiot. Yes - album concept to stage a la The Who's Tommy. I personally adore…