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 […]

Critics Love the Kooky Comedy: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Review Round-Up

vania and sonia

Hot off of its sold-out run at Lincoln Center, Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre Thursday night. The 17-week strictly limited engagement began performances on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Directed by Nicholas Martin and featuring the entire original company, which includes Sigourney Weaver, David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen, Genevieve […]

A Lovely Night for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella–Review Round-Up


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, which opened Sunday at the Broadway Theatre, mixes songs from the back catalog of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II along with music they wrote for the original 1957 TV version of this classic tale, which starred Julie Andrews hot off her turn as Eliza Doolittle on Broadway. With […]

The Revisionist Review Round-Up


The Revisionist , written by and starring Jesse Eisenberg of “Social Network” fame, opened last night at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Vanessa Redgrave also stars. Reviews are mixed for Eisenberg’s second go for the Rattestick Playwrights Theater. Last season he wrote and starred in Asuncion, which also played at Cherry Lane Theatre. Vanessa Redgrave […]

Dead Accounts, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes, Review Round-Up

Dead Accounts Music Box Theatre

Dead Accounts, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck, directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O’Brien opened Thursday night at the Music Box Theatre. The production stars two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes with Judy Greer, Josh Hamilton, and two-time Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell. According to critics, even though Norbert Leo Butz’s provides an outstanding performance, he […]

Not so heavenly reviews for new musical Scandalous–Review Round-Up


Scandalous Review Round-Up In suit with the recent trend of heavenly musicals (Leap of Faith, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sister Act, The Book of Mormon), Scandalous, with book and lyrics my longtime morning television host Kathy Lee Gifford, opened on Broadway November 15 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Scandalous is a new musical based […]

Review Round-Up: Cyrano de Bergerac


It’s a mixed bag for the most recent revival of Cyrano de Bergerac. While Ben Brantley of The New York Times falls head over heals for Douglas Hodge’s performance, AMNY is nearly nasty in their critique. The much revived play is not so much seen as a great piece a drama as it […]

An Enemy of the People Still Relevant- Review Round Up

an enemy of the people

Critics aren’t overwhelmed by the brilliance of Manhattan Theatre Club’s revival of An Enemy of the People, but it seems a worthy production, especially with the current political climate. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann (Boyd Gaines) discovers toxic contamination in the water used at the local baths, he expects to be hailed as a hero. But […]

‘End of the Rainbow’ to End Broadway Run Aug 19

End of the Rainbow

The acclaimed Broadway production of End of the Rainbow, written by Peter Quilter and directed by Tony Award winner Terry Johnson, will play its final performance on Sunday, August 19.  The production, which began performances on Monday, March 19, 2012 and opened to rave reviews on Monday, April 2, will have played a […]

‘End of the Rainbow’ launches guided tour of Judy’s New York

Tracie Bennett

End of the Rainow, starring Tony Award nominated Tracie Bennet, has launched a first-of-its-kind guided tour of Judy Garland’s New York City. Foursquare users can now take guided tour of ten New York City landmarks associated with Judy Garland’s legacy. When they “check in,” a video, hosted by End of the Rainbow star […]