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& Juliet Broadway Reviews
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Aladdin Broadway Reviews
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Appropriate Broadway Reviews
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Chicago Broadway Reviews
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Days of Wine and Roses Broadway Reviews
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Hadestown Broadway Reviews
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Hamilton Broadway Reviews
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Broadway Reviews
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How to Dance in Ohio Broadway Reviews
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Kimberly Akimbo Broadway Reviews
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Merrily We Roll Along Broadway Reviews
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MJ the Musical Broadway Reviews
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Moulin Rouge! Broadway Reviews
75.8% Thumbs Up
Six Broadway Reviews
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Spamalot Broadway Reviews
70.0% Thumbs Up
Sweeney Todd Broadway Reviews
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The Book of Mormon Broadway Reviews
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The Lion King Broadway Reviews
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Latest Review Roundups

Review Roundup: JONAH Opens at Roundabout Theatre Company; What Did the Critics Think?
February 02, 2024

Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting the world premiere of Jonah by Rachel Bonds, directed by Danya Taymor, which opened on February 1. Read the reviews for Jonah here!

Review: Roundup: What Did the Critics Think of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick in PLAZA SUITE?
January 29, 2024

Neil Simon’s three-act play about couples in crisis, Plaza Suite, has now opened at London's Savoy Theatre, already extended until 13 April. Celebrity couple Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick reprise their roles from the Broadway production. Excitement (and tickets prices) are high, so, what did the critics think?

Review Roundup: DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES Opens on Broadway
January 28, 2024

Reviews are in for Days of Wine and Roses starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian D'Arcy James, which opened on Broadway tonight, Sunday, January 28th at Studio 54. The production, directed by Michael Grief, features music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas. Find out what the critics had to say here!

Review Roundup: WHITE ROSE Opens Off-Broadway
January 26, 2024

White Rose: The Musical just celebrated opening night Off-Broadway, where it will run for a limited 12-week run at Theatre Row's Theatre Three

Review Roundup: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Opens at New York City Center Encores!
January 25, 2024

Read the reviews for Once Upon a Mattress, now playing at New York City Center Encores!

Review Roundup: PRAYER FOR THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Opens On Broadway
January 09, 2024

The critics stopped by the Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway premiere of Prayer for the French Republic and the reviews are in! See what the critics had to say!



Review: The Gateway Playhouse's Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a 'Wonder of Wonders'
Long Island: February 05, 2024

What did our critic think of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Gateway Playhouse?

Review: THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Stage at TexArts Theatre
Austin: February 05, 2024

'Million Dollar Quartet' is a must-see musical that transports audiences back in time to witness the genesis of rock 'n' roll and the seismic impact of Sun Records on popular music. With its stellar cast, electrifying performances, and unforgettable soundtrack, it's a celebration of creativity, innovation, and the enduring power of music to transcend boundaries and unite people across generations.

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Is Nashville Repertory Theatre's Best Production of The Last 10 Years
Nashville: February 05, 2024

It is a chilling reminder of the hardships of life, the capricious nature of humankind and the cruelty to which people are still subjected today. And that, quite frankly, is why you should make it a point to see Nashville Repertory Theatre’s stunning production of Indecent, which is at once warmly amusing, heartbreakingly authentic and horrifically prescient more than a century after many of the events depicted took place.

Review: SpeakEasy Stage Company presents compelling A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
Boston: February 05, 2024

What did our critic think of A CASE FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD at SpeakEasy Stage Company?

Review: ADVENTURE SERIAL at Synergy Theater
San Francisco / Bay Area: February 05, 2024

ADVENTURE SERIAL combines elements of adventure stories with audience suggestions to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience. With a quest, a hero, a sidekick, a lovely lady, and a villain, the foundation is laid for an adventure that can take many twists and turns. The quick-thinking team at Synergy Theater can pivot on a dime to explore a tangent subplot without losing focus on the end goal. With laughs aplenty both on and off stage, ADVENTURE SERIAL is a delightful romp through a beloved trope.

Review: THE LEHMAN TRILOGY at Florida Studio Theater
Sarasota: February 05, 2024

The Lehman Trilogy is a three-act play written by Italian playwright Stephano Massini. The story follows the lives of the Lehman immigrant brothers, from their arrival in America to the famous collapse of their company in 2008, after being in business for 158 years. At the time, this was the largest commercial bank collapse in history.

Review: JOHN LOVES MARY at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
Phoenix: February 05, 2024

Under Diedra Celeste Miranda’s fast-paced, robust, and thoroughly entertaining direction, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's production of JOHN LOVES MARY is a fun affair. The show runs through March 2nd.

Review: THE GIRL WHO BECAME LEGEND at The Kennedy Center
Washington, DC: February 05, 2024

The musical The Girl Who Became Legend showcases the strength and bravery of a young girl, the power of big dreams and even addresses the topical issue of book banning.

Review: URINETOWN Hits Below the Belt at The Lamp Theatre
Pittsburgh: February 05, 2024

If you asked me about important works of twentieth century literature, I'll rattle off all the obvious ones like The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman, but I'll also make a case for the first ten years of The Simpsons as an essential piece of American literature. Hyper-referential, joke dense, topical and infinitely quotable, so many of the idioms of the twentieth century began in The Simpsons that it's earned a place beside Mark Twain for its quotes alone. Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis's musical Urinetown may style itself as a satirical twist on Brecht and Blitzstein, but any media-savvy viewer will immediately recognize that Matt Groening and Conan O'Brien are its real artistic forefathers.

Review: LOVE TO DEATH at Grand Théâtre
Luxembourg: February 05, 2024

Last Friday, we attended the premiere of Lemi Ponifasio’s Love to Death, the anticipated third instalment of the Red Bridge Project. The show seeks to break our standard understanding of theatre, with a healthy and creative symbiosis between traditional dramatic elements and bits and pieces of the real world.

San Francisco / Bay Area: February 05, 2024

Almost four years after his COVID delayed Bay Area Cabaret appearance, Broadway star Max von Essen made it to the historic Venetian Room with selections from his 2019 CD of Broadway interpretations on which he was joined by Grammy winning composer and famed musical director, Billy Stritch who backs Essen for this show as well.

Review: MY FAIR LADY Stirs Up Conversation at the Benedum Center
Pittsburgh: February 05, 2024

Leave it to a musical based on George Bernard Shaw to have audiences debating in the aisles after bows.

UK / West End: February 05, 2024

The UK can’t claim too many music groups with the impressive longevity or sheer depravity of Fascinating Aïda. Celebrating forty years of dropping jaws with a set of songs that still amuse, shock and titillate, they return for yet another tour up and down the country. 

Review: LISE DAVIDSEN's 'Wesendonck Lieder” Highlights Met Orchestra Concert at Carnegie under Nezet-Seguin
Opera: February 05, 2024

The foray of the Met Orchestra under Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin into the concert hall the other night—Carnegie Hall to be specific, during its “Fall of the Weimar” series—was in some ways like a three-part meal that mixed the order of the courses. First came an appetizer (running less than 10 minutes) in the form of Bach’s “Fuga [Ricercata] a 6 voci” from Musical Offering, BWV 1079, a late work by the composer (1747) rethought by Anton Webern in the 20th century. Then there was dessert in the form of Wagner’s “Wesendonck Lieder,” gloriously sung by soprano Lise Davidsen to thunderous applause. Finally, there was the main course: Mahler’s 5th Symphony, which was greeted rapturously by concertgoers.  

Review: CLYDE'S at Syracuse Stage
Central New York: February 05, 2024

If you are hungry for some tasty theater that is fresh, natural and with just enough sizzle to keep you satisfied, get yourself down to Syracuse Stage to see Clyde’s, a thoughtful and inspiring new play by Pulitzer Prize winner, Lynn Nottage. Set in a lonesome truck stop diner somewhere outside of Reading, Pennsylvania, what is on Clyde’s menu is a socially conscious parable, layered with an authentic slice of life and wrapped in a bittersweet quixotic adventure: the search for the perfect sandwich.   It all may sound like a strange scenario but as Rafael the fry cook exclaims, “It tastes like the truth!”

Review: COMPANY at Peace Center
South Carolina: February 05, 2024

Sometimes art imitates life, and such was the case when both Britney Coleman (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Beetlejuice, Sunset Boulevard) and her character both celebrated their 35th birthdays at Tuesday night’s performance of Stephen Sondheim's Company at the Peace Center. In this fresh new production, the classic score shines in its full glory. That alone makes seeing this national tour of Company worth it, even without a meta-theatrical serenade of “Happy Birthday” at the curtain call.

Review: ROMEO AND JULIET by New Adventures at Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles: February 05, 2024

Matthew Bourne has certainly crafted a “New Adventure” under the title Romeo and Juliet. Purists may come up empty-handed if they mine the kaleidoscopic geometry of the mesmerizing opening sequence for any semblance of “Two households, both alike in dignity”.

Review: MY HOME ON THE MOON at SF Playhouse
San Francisco / Bay Area: February 05, 2024

The World Premiere of Mina Lee’s At Home on the Moon is much more than a touching perspective on the love of one’s ethnic food which is handled lovingly. Lee taps the more disturbing issue of gentrification and neighborhood decimation to introduce an AI fantasy posing far more important concerns and elevating the play’s social import.

Review: CHRISTOPHER Brings the “A Beautiful Live” World Tour to Vancouver!
Vancouver: February 05, 2024

To celebrate the success of the music from the Netflix film, 'A Beautiful Life,' musician CHRISTOPHER embarked on a world tour to bring its music to his fans across the world. The “A Beautiful Live” world tour began last September and will continue its North American leg this year starting in San Diego, CA.

Review: An Eye-Opening STRAIGHT WHITE MEN by Young Jean Lee Premieres at Tamparep
Tampa/St. Petersburg: February 05, 2024

Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men is a 2014 Dramatic Comedy that premiered off-Broadway at the Public Theatre in New York City on November 7, 2014. Directed by the playwright Lee, and featuring Austin Pendleton as “Ed”, Pete Simpson, James Stanely, and Gary Wilmes. Following its run off Broadway, the play was then produced by Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, opening in February 2017 and running until March 26, 2017. Young Jean Lee’s play made its transfer to Broadway with Previews beginning at the Hayes Theatre June 29,2018, with its official opening night on July 23. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, and featuring a cast of Armie Hammer as Drew, Josh Charles as Jake, Paul Schneider as Matt, Kate Bornstein and Ty Defoe as “Stagehands-in-Charge,” and Stephen Payne as Ed. Both Tom Skerritt and Denis Arndt had ties to the production but left before opening and during previews.



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