All stories by Liz Wollman on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Merrily We Roll Along by Liz Wollman

  Merrily We Roll Along was and shall always remain a hot mess of a musical. Based on a longer-running if also financially unsuccessful 1934 play of the same name by Kaufman and Hart, Merr…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 11:12AM
Sunday, December 11, 2022

Ain't No Mo' by Liz Wollman

Closing notices have been posted for Jordan E. Cooper's wonderful Ain't No Mo', which is a  shame: the show, which only opened on Broadway three weeks ago, richly deserves to connect with …

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:32PM
Friday, July 29, 2022

Into the Woods by Liz Wollman

Sometime right after the 9/11 bombings, I had a nightmare: I was doubled over with laughter in a comedy club, when a plane crashed through the roof. It was a pretty straightforward dream, bo…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 08:03PM
Friday, December 17, 2021

Diana The Musical (Broadway edition) by Liz Wollman

Sometimes--maybe especially when the whole world is screaming and sad and broken--a not-very-good musical can be the perfect balm. On Broadway at the Longacre for a few more days before it s…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 03:42PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Diana: The Musical (Netflix version) by Liz Wollman

Hi, it's been a while because--well, you know. But I'm back with news of Diana: The Musical, which received mixed to positive reviews during its 2019 La Jolla run, despite what were cited…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:06PM
Friday, February 21, 2020

West Side Story by Liz Wollman

While it seems that a good half the theater-going public in and around New York City hotly disagrees with me, I'm squarely in the camp that believes Ivo Van Hove's maximal minimalism fails …

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 12:42PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Jagged Little Pill by Liz Wollman

There's a lot going on in Jagged Little Pill, which has to be the wokest jukebox musical you're likely to see on Broadway lately. Built around the era-defining third album of the same name b…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 01:36PM
Monday, November 18, 2019

Fires in the Mirror by Liz Wollman

Midway through Fires in the Mirror, Anna Deavere Smith's moving and generous one-person show about the 1991 Crown Heights riots, Robert Sherman, the head of the City of New York's Increase t…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:33PM
Friday, October 18, 2019

Betrayal by Liz Wollman

On the surface, Betrayal is about entitled Londoners who meet for fancy lunches, during which they chat about art and literature and the best way to get to Torcello from Venice during summe…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 04:12PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fiddler on the Roof by Liz Wollman

It took me a very long time to see Fidler afn Dakh (Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish)--more on that in a minute--but I'm glad I pushed myself to go. In slowing down the musical's often frenet…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 10:12PM
Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tootsie by Liz Wollman

There are plenty of pleasures to be had at the Marquis Theater, where Tootsie, starring a  is running and probably will be for a while. The show is often quite funny; the cast is solid; Da…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 02:24AM
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Hadestown by Liz Wollman

It's a sad song It's a sad tale, it's a tragedy It's a sad song But we sing it anyway 'Cause here's the thing:  To know how it ends  And still begin to sing it again As if it might turn o…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 09:58PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater