Natasha, Pierre And The Great Comet Of 1812 opens to strong reviews – review roundup

Natasha Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812  opened on May 16 to very strong reviews and great word-of-mouth. The show is currently playing a limited run through September 1st at Kazino (West 13th Street and Washington Street) a brand new venue created specifically for the show, in the heart of New York’s meatpacking district, to transport audiences to […]

Pippin opens on Broadway to high-flying reviews

Andrea Martin

The last show of the ’12-’13 Broadway season, Pippin, opened on April 25, 2013. The buzz for this revival, helmed by Diane Paulus (Hair), and reinvented to live inside a big-top circus, has been strong, and the show was well-received across the board by the critics.  The only hold-out from a rave was […]

Bette Midler opens on Broadway- Review Roundup

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After a 33 year absence from Broadway, the Divine Miss M opened her new one woman show I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers on April 24, 2103.  Starring Bette Midler with a script by John Logan (Red - 4.67 stars on TheaterAdvisor) and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Wicked 4.68 stars on […]

The Testament of Mary starring Fiona Shaw opens on Broadway – review roundup

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Great actress, intriguing script! This is what all the critics are saying about The Testament of Mary written by Colm Toibin and starring Fiona Shaw which opened on April 22, 2103 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. With a small throng of protestors outside the theatre, the play has been playing to spell-bound audiences. […]

Alan Cumming opens on Broadway in Macbeth Redux – Review Roudnup

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The much anticipated redux of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, starring Alan Cumming, opened on Broadway on April 21, 2013.  The play has been re-conceived as a one man version of the play, set in an insane asylum, where Cumming plays every role himself.  The virtuoso performance is unanimously raised by critics for its shear stamina alone, however some critics […]

Was it the moment? Jekyll & Hyde opens on Broadway – Review Roundup


The new touring revival of Jekyll & Hyde officially opened on Broadway, April 18, 2013 and the critics still don’t like the show. But does that really matter with this brand and with the legions of ‘Jekies’ who love the music and flock to see the music stars Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox? We think […]

Orphans starring Alec Baldwin opens on Broadway to mixed but good reviews

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After all the recent press about the rehearsal fireworks between Shia LeBeouf and Alec Baldwin, everyone has been wondering if those fireworks would transfer to the stage and from the looks of the reviews, the have. Aside from the NY Times review, which can often sink a production, the reaction to the production, written by […]

Anastasia Barzee opens at Metropolitan Room with stunning debut of new Bacharach show


TV/Broadway actress Anastasia Barzee made a stunning debut of her new cabaret show Barzee Sings Bacharach on April 18, 2013 and TheaterAdvisor was there. Using the Bacharach catalogue, Barzee explores the many ways we love; who we love, how we love, and why in the world do we keep doing it over and over […]

The Big Knife Opens on Broadway – Review Roundup


The first Broadway revival of Clifford Odett’s The Big Knife, opened on April 16, 2013. The production, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), stars Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker with the Hat), Richard Kind (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Producers) and Marin Ireland.  It also boasts the talents of Broadway vets, Reg Rogers (A Free […]

Nathan Lane in the Nance Opens on Broadway – Review Roundup


The Nance, the new play  by Douglas Carter Beane, and starring Nathan Lane, opened last night on Broadway. The show is described as, “Douglas Carter Beane’s THE NANCE recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it […]