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Theater Review (Broadway): ‘An American in Paris’

An American in Paris Broadway

The new musical proves that Broadway and the ballet are friends, and that even if we can't have a new George Gershwin or Leonard Bernstein, the originals can still energize today's biggest stage talents and please finicky audiences. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Lizard Boy’ at Seattle Repertory Theatre

William A. Williams, Justin Huertas and Kirsten deLohr Helland in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s Lizard Boy. Photo: Alabastro Photography.

'Lizard Boy' is smart, charming and – perhaps most impressively – concise genre fare. Read More »

Theater Review (Baltimore): ‘Wicked’ on Tour

Wicked Munchkinland

By the end of the show you can’t help but root for Elphaba to get her happy ending. This is truly a case of a show being about the journey more than the destination because we all know how it ends. Or do we? Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ the Musical

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Beauty and the Beast, the musical based on the 1991 animated film of the same name, is running at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre from 21 March to 3 May 2015. With a book by Linda Woolverton, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, and with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by ... Read More »

The Woodlawn Theatre: A San Antonio Musical Theatre Gem

Woodlawn Theatre La Cage Aux Folles

This handsome Deco District showplace consistently provides quality musical theater for the city. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Lonesome Traveler’ by James O’Neil Revives the Folk Music Revival

Sylvie Davidson, Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper, Justin Flagg and Matty Charles in LONESOME TRAVELER at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg

A cast of talented singer-actor-musicians recreate performances by a raft of artists and groups from the folk music revival of the 1950s and early '60s. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Off-Broadway): ‘The Nomad,’ a New Musical by Elizabeth Swados and Erin Courtney

'The Nomad' at the Flea Theater. Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum

Swados's newest musical expands out of its narrative thinness with sheer artistic energy, solid performances, and, not least, commitment to its highly stylized presentation. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’ at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) and Billy Bigelow (Brandon O'Neill) in Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel at The 5th Avenue Theatre.  
Photo by Tracy Martin.

How do you solve a problem like the discomfiting domestic abuse apologetics in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel? Read More »

Theater Review (San Antonio): ‘The Addams Family’ at the Woodlawn

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The Woodlawn's staging is first-rate, but the show could stand to be a lot creepier and kookier. Read More »

Theater Review (Broadway, NYC): ‘On the Town’ by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green

On the Town Broadway

It would be a shame for any lover of great entertainment who can get to New York City to miss a production that has everything Broadway musicals at their very best can be. Read More »