While nothing is official, The Broadway Critic has heard reports that two new shows are coming to Broadway in Summer 2010. There are no official dates on either shows, but I assume they’ll be opening late summer, early fall (similar to how Finian’s Rainbow and Ragtime opened). Hopefully, these two shows will fair better than […]Read more "Two New Shows Coming to Broadway, Summer 2010"
Written by Guest Writer: Walter Mayes In the hands of master dramatist Tony Kushner, the classic French comedy “L’illusion Comique” has been reshaped into a play where illusion is all but impossible to discern from reality. Playing with the concept of multiple identities and worlds-within-worlds, director Michael Champlin and his cast take audiences on a […]Read more "Theatre Review: “The Illusion” @ Pear Avenue Theatre, 03/20/10"
The Tabard Theatre Company is now presenting Lady, Be Good, a George & Ira Gerswhin musical written in 1924. The story – albeit a very confusing script – is about a brother and sister who are on the skids and need some money. They’ll do just about anything to get what they want – dressing […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Lady Be Good” @ Tabard Theatre, 03/18/10"
Photo: Tim Fuller It’s no wonder why Ain’t Misbehavin’ won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1978. You can’t help yourself from having a fantastic time at Ain’t Misbehavin’ when Fats Wallers’ music makes you want to get up and dance! It sparkles; it shines and most of all, it’s deliciously snazzy. These five performers […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Ain’t Misbehavin'” @ San Jose Rep, 03/21/10"
It’s always nice when a family member comes home to pay a visit and it’s no different with the touring production of Legally Blonde. It started back in January of 2007 when it opened at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco. Since then it’s gone off to Broadway where it played a relatively successful […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Legally Blonde” @ Broadway San Jose, 3/16/10"
Yank!, a new Off-Broadway musical, based on a World War II love story has gotten fantastic reviews. The NY Times calls it, “sublime… a fine mix of humor and simmering drama”. Variety reports that Yank! is, “… a bright, original and moving winner of a musical that earns its exclamation point.” And the positive reviews […]Read more "Listening to “Yank!” by Zellnik/Zellnik"
I get asked this question a lot: “What shows should I see on Broadway?” I get asked from friends who are visiting New York City for the weekend, teachers who are taking their students on an extended field trip and even friends who live in the city. Now, I usually try to answer that question, keeping […]Read more "Five Shows You Should See on Broadway – #2"