Matilda the musical opens to rave reviews on Broadway – Review Roundup

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Send to Kindle Based on the beloved novel by best-selling author Roald Dahl, MATILDA is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life.  Winner of a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards from its West End production, including Best Musical, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is more than a show, it’s an international phenomenon. Based on the […]

Cindy Lauper’s Kinky Boots Opens on Broadway – Review Roundup

The shiny new red musical, Kinky Boots, with a score by pop icon Cindy Lauper, opened on Broadway April 4, 2013.  Directed by Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) and with a book by Harvey Fierstein (Hairspray, torch Song Trilogy), Kinky Boots is an musical adaptation of the 2005 film of the same name. […]

Tom Hanks opens in LUCKY GUY on Broadway – Review Roundup

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Tom hanks made his Broadway debut last night, April 1, 2013 in Nora Ephron’s new play about Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mike McAlary titled LUCKY GUY.  The play is directed by George C. Wolfe and along with Hanks stars, Maura Tierney, Peter Scolari, Richard Masur, Christopher McDonald, Courtney B. Vance, Paula Jon De Rose, Peter Gerety, Joe Forbrich, Michael Gaston, Dustyn Gulledge, Tom Hammond, Marc Damon Johnson, Deirdre Lovejoy, Danny […]

Hands on Hardbody Musical on Broadway review roundup

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Hands on a Hardbody, the new musical adaptation of the quirky documentary about cash-strapped Texans competing for a shiny new pickup truck in a competition of will and stamina, pulled onto Broadway on March 21, 2013 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The story focuses on the group of contestants vying for the new pickup […]

Holy does NOT go Lightly- Breakfast at Tiffany’s Review Roundup

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the novella by Truman Capote now adapted by Richard Greenburg for the Broadway stage and starring British actress Emelia Clarke opened last evening to unanimously poor reviews. The play, now running at the Cort Theatre, is directed by Sean Mathis with a cast that includes Cory Michael Smith and George […]

Critics Love the Kooky Comedy: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Review Round-Up

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Hot off of its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre Thursday night. The 17-week strictly limited engagement began performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Directed by Nicholas Martin and featuring the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve […]

Review Round-Up: Holland Taylor IS Ann Richards

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Ann, starring Holland Taylor opened Thursday night at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater. Holland Taylor penned the play herself, based on the writings of Ann Richards, former Texas governor. Taylor also referenced interviews with Richards’s staff, friends and family, film record, new publications, anecdote and her own imagination. The play is Holland Taylor’s […]

A Lovely Night for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella–Review Round-Up

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Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened Sunday at the Broadway Theatre, mixes songs from the back catalog of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II along with music they wrote for the original 1957 TV version of this classic tale, which starred Julie Andrews hot off her turn as Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. With […]

The Revisionist Review Round-Up

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The Revisionist , written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg of “Social Network” fame, opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Vanessa Redgrave also stars. Reviews are mixed for Eisenberg’s second go for the Rattestick Playwrights Theater. Last season he wrote and starred in Asuncion, which also played at Cherry Lane Theatre. Vanessa Redgrave […]

Smash is Back! Review Round-Up

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Smash is Back! The much anticipated second season of Smash premiered on Tuesday, February 5. The two-hour episode had twitter abuzz and critics clamoring, but what did everyone think? It is generally agreed upon that the series had collapsed into a bit of a mess by last season’s end, but after a creative shake […]