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Thursday, April 14, 2022

‘American Buffalo’ review: Sam Rockwell and Laurence Fishburne battle on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

A pass-the-popcorn revival of David Mamet’s carnivorous 1975 drama has opened on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

‘Harmony’ review: Barry Manilow’s musical has flaws, but stellar singing by Johnny Oleksinski

Barry Manilow’s new musical “Harmony” has a lot going for it. Still, there is some discord.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pamela Anderson drives ‘Chicago’ crowd wild in her Broadway debut by Johnny Oleksinski

Can she sing and dance?! That’s been the question on everybody’s lips since we first learned the "Baywatch" star was daring Broadway

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:11PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

‘The Little Prince’ review: A lackluster dance show not fit for Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

“Prince” is much too petit for big old Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Warm ‘Birthday Candles’ on Broadway has Debra Messing age 90 years by Johnny Oleksinski

There are flickers of beauty in the new Broadway play “Birthday Candles.”

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:05PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Should Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley’s ‘Cabaret’ come to Broadway? by Johnny Oleksinski

The A-list London show tries to differentiate itself with that brand of breathing-down-your-neck intimacy and immersion.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:05PM
Monday, April 4, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ is an explosive, funny baseball play by Johnny Oleksinski

The old saying “there’s no crying in baseball” gets a shellacking in this fantastic revival.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM

‘Paradise Square’ on Broadway is a loud, depressing ‘90s retread by Johnny Oleksinski

Despite a powerhouse performance by its leading lady, this new musical from Canadian ex-con Garth Drabinsky is excessive and emotionally manipulative.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:00PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Plaza Suite’: Sarah Jessica Parker play is frothy fun by Johnny Oleksinski

Co-starring Parker’s husband Matthew Broderick, the 1960s-set comedy is an old-fashioned affair to be sure, but no less a sparkling one.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pamela Anderson on Broadway? Yes, please! by Johnny Oleksinski

With Pamela Anderson joining the cast of "Chicago," we’re living in a golden age for the golden-haired bombshell.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:47PM

The 2022 Tony Awards will be back on CBS and at Radio City by Johnny Oleksinski

Hello, Tonys! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:52PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Broadway theater renamed for James Earl Jones: Icon calls it ‘inconceivable’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Beyond appearing in more than 100 films such as “Star Wars” and “Coming to America” during his storied career, Jones, 91, has been on Broadway in 21 shows. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00AM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Big Broadway debut of ‘Paradise Square’ is actually a ‘nightmare’ behind the scenes by Johnny Oleksinski

The producer of “Paradise Square” is notorious fraudster Garth Drabinsky, and, sources said, he's out of cash.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:32PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

‘Black No More’ review: Off-Broadway musical is a talent-filled mess by Johnny Oleksinski

A deeply uncomfortable experience for its audience — not because of its fascinating probes into the ugliness of racism, but due to how poorly the story has been handled theatrically.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:30PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

‘The Music Man’ review: Hugh Jackman’s revival is a huge let-down by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Music Man,” I’m sorry to say, does not live up to our oversize expectations. Quite unexpectedly, you leave not raving about Jackman, but the music woman — Sutton Foster. She’s…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:33PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

‘MJ’ review: Michael Jackson Broadway show sanitizes his life and music by Johnny Oleksinski

The pat dialogue feels as if it was co-authored by a lawyer for the Jackson Estate — one of the producers — with Wite-Out and a Sharpie. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, January 3, 2022

Standby to star: Meet the understudies and swings saving Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

With Omicron surging in New York, understudies, standbys and emergency last-minute fill-ins are the glue keeping Broadway from falling apart.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:22PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

‘Flying Over Sunset’ Broadway review: LSD musical is a bore on drugs by Johnny Oleksinski

"Flying Over Sunset” is a stuffy show with an off-putting premise: A 1950s acid trip between Cary Grant, Aldous Huxley and Clare Boothe Luce.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

‘Company’ review: This is the Broadway show to see right now by Johnny Oleksinski

Minutes into the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” which opened Thursday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, it hits you — Broadway really is back.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:03PM
Sunday, December 5, 2021

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ review: Bringing the movie to Broadway was a huge mistake by Johnny Oleksinski

Why has a movie that was never anything more than a ridiculous vehicle for the late Robin Williams’ comedic talents been dragged onstage almost 30 years later without him?

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:11PM
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Steven Spielberg honors Stephen Sondheim at ‘West Side Story’ premiere by Johnny Oleksinski

Spielberg also revealed that the two became friends, and had onset nicknames.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:41AM
Friday, November 19, 2021

‘Trouble in Mind’ review: A sharp Broadway satire about race & showbiz by Johnny Oleksinski

“Trouble in Mind,” which opened Thursday night at the American Airlines Theatre, was written way back in 1955 by Alice Childress, but never got to Broadway until now.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:26PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

‘Diana’ review: A Lifetime Original Broadway show by Johnny Oleksinski

What’s the difference between streaming “Diana” at home and sitting through “Diana” live? At the latter, you feel a bit like you’re gagged and in a straitjacket.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

‘Diana’ Broadway audience member yells ‘F—k off!’ at Prince Charles actor by Johnny Oleksinski

Princess Diana wasn’t the only person upset with her ex-husband Friday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:41PM
Wednesday, November 3, 2021

‘Diana: The Musical’ starts on Broadway with an ovation – and tequila by Johnny Oleksinski

"How’s the show?” the bartender asked two Playbill-clutching men. “Fantastic!” replied one, before downing a shot of tequila.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:42PM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘Caroline, or Change’ review: A slow and pretentious Broadway revival by Johnny Oleksinski

It turns out "Caroline" hasn't changed that much. The lethargic Broadway production denies its star the snowballing build-up that would ensure a big payoff in the end.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:23PM
Monday, October 25, 2021

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Cinderella’ musical needs work before Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Bibbidi-bobbidi-cut 30 minutes! There is a satisfying musical buried somewhere in here — but, like the title character, the new show could use a Fairy Godmother’s wand.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:26PM
Friday, October 15, 2021

Armie Hammer replaced by Noah Reid in Broadway’s ‘The Minutes’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Hammer, 35, has been embroiled in controversy since January when multiple women accused the "Call Me by Your Name" star of sexual abuse. Reid will be making his Broadway debut.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:09PM
Thursday, October 14, 2021

‘Lehman Trilogy’ review: Broadway turns a big bank into big drama by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Lehman Trilogy,” a slick British import about the spectacular rise and fall of the Lehman brothers that opened Thursday night, is an exciting and invigorating piece of theater, even…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:58PM
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

‘Thoughts of a Colored Man’ review: Broadway tackles changing Brooklyn by Johnny Oleksinski

Keenan Scott II's entertaining new play at the Golden Theatre gives us what it promises: the internal musings of a group of New York black men.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:20PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Jane Lynch and more join Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Hey, Mr. Arrrrrnstein! And Eddie. And Mrs. Brice, too. Lynch, Ramin Karimloo and Jared Grimes will join Beanie Feldstein in the show, opening in March 2022.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:19PM

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