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Thursday, October 24, 2019

SATIRE GOLD by Bill Stevenson

Gerard Alessandrini s latest parody of Broadway shows deserves to run longer than some of the shows it spoofs.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

HEAVY CHILDHOOD by Bill Stevenson

This wasn t the most natural novel to turn into a musical, but the cast and music are top notch.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

JAZZY UNDERWORLD by Bill Stevenson

This exciting new musical takes the audience on an intoxicating journey to the Greek underworld.

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

DISCO QUEEN by Bill Stevenson

This jukebox musical isn t perfect, but it s plenty entertaining, and LaChanze is fabulous in the lead role.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

RUSSIAN PRINCESS by Bill Stevenson

A talented cast and great production value make this musical fun for kids and adults alike.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

SEIZE THE DAY by Bill Stevenson

Jason Sudeikis takes on the role that Robin Williams played so memorably in the film.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ONE FOOT IN FRONT OF THE OTHER by Bill Stevenson

Athol Fugard’s beautiful play breaks your heart and then offers hope.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

MOTHER-DAUGHTER SURVIVAL by Bill Stevenson

Shelagh Delaney’s heartfelt play gets the fine revival it deserves.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

HIGH-FLYING ACROBATICS by Bill Stevenson

Cirque du Soleil s first Broadway show is strong on spectacle but weak on story and songs.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

FALLEN APART by Bill Stevenson

An excellent ensemble cast, led by Ed Harris, does justice to Sam Shepard’s great play.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT by Bill Stevenson

The musical version of the movie is a big hit, with catchy songs and a charismatic leading man.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ADOLESCENT ALIENATION by Bill Stevenson

This stunning production features a number of deaf performers, with hearing actors providing their singing voices.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

TO THE TOP! by Bill Stevenson

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe shows off his singing and dancing chops in an all-around delightful production.

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DISCO SUNDAY by Bill Stevenson

Having moved across the pond, Sister Act offers enough wisecracks and high-energy production numbers to satisfy most members of the theatrical congregation.

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ROOSTER IN THE COUNTRY by Bill Stevenson

Mark Rylance turns in a towering performance in Ian Rickson’s terrific production of Jez Butterworth’s new play.

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KVETCHING NEIGHBORS by Bill Stevenson

Charles Busch shows once again that he knows how to write terrific one-liners and uproarious scenes.

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INSIDE-OUT WORLD by Bill Stevenson

Eugene Ionesco s odd, brilliant 65-minute play turns language on its head and relationships inside out, rushing you quickly away from normalcy.

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LAUGH-OUT-LOUD DYSFUNCTION by Bill Stevenson

Linda Lavin gives a shining performance in Nicky Silver s latest blend of comedy and drama.

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BIG LOVE by Bill Stevenson

Although this production might be overdone, the cast gives these numbers the big, spirited singing they deserve.

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CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM by Bill Stevenson

Unlikeable characters spit vitriol at each other at a rapid pace, blasting through what could have been a better play.

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SONGS THAT STIR by Bill Stevenson

This moving, nearly flawless musical adaptation of the film deserves an upgrade to a Broadway stage.

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THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME by Bill Stevenson

Director Michael Mayer has radically reconceived this 1965 musical so that it s now even odder.

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IDENTITY CRISIS by Bill Stevenson

Molly Smith Metzler’s new play teeters between far-fetched comedy and seriousness, doing neither particularly well.

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THE WOMEN GO WILD by Bill Stevenson

George Bernard Shaw s second play entertains with quick-witted comedy and a mix of characters wrestling with desire.

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ELEVENTH HOUR by Bill Stevenson

Cynthia Nixon gives a fearless, heartfelt performance as a stage-four cancer patient.

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DISJOINTED ADOLESCENCE by Bill Stevenson

Elizabeth Reaser and Norbert Leo Butz/ Ph: Joan Marcus

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BIG HIGHS, BIG LOWS by Bill Stevenson

Tracie Bennett does an incredible job of transforming herself into Judy Garland, demons and all.

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BIG VOICE SMALL ROOM by Bill Stevenson

The new supper club 54 Below opens its doors with an evening of Patti LuPone .

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HUMOR AND HEARTBREAK by Bill Stevenson

Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire s musical revue benefits from talented cast members who make their chemistry look easy.

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LIFE IS BUT A SONG by Bill Stevenson

Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire s musical revue benefits from talented cast members who make their chemistry look easy.

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THE HEARTLAND by Bill Stevenson

The cast and director have done what they can, but there isn t much to work with in Theresa Rebeck s script.

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