Category Archives: Regional

Aladdin: Review Roundup

The world premiere of Aladdin: A Musical Panto, the ninth annual holiday panto at People’s Light and Theatre Company in Malvern, Pa., has opened to positive reviews. The creative team includes Samantha Bellomo (book, choreography), Pete Pryor (book, direction), Michael … Continue reading

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Yoshimi: Review Roundup

The new rock musical Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, based on the 2002 album of the same name from The Flaming Lips, has received mixed to negative reviews for its world premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse, where the show … Continue reading

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Love Story: Review Roundup

The U.S. premiere of Love Story, the musical based on Erich Segal’s 1970 novel and film that premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010 before an Olivier-nominated West End limited run, has opened at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre to mixed … Continue reading

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Allegiance: Review Roundup

The new musical Allegiance, inspired by George Takei’s experiences in the U.S. Japanese internment camps during World War II, has opened to positive-leaning reviews at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater. The creative team includes Jay Kuo (book, lyrics, music), Marc … Continue reading

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Nutty Professor: Review Roundup

The Broadway-bound musical The Nutty Professor, based on the 1963 Jerry Lewis film, made its world premiere last week at Nashville’s Polk Theater to enthusiastic out-of-town reviews. For the record, the creative team includes Rupert Holmes (book, lyrics), Marvin Hamlisch … Continue reading

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Wheelhouse: Review Roundup

The world premiere of the GrooveLily musical Wheelhouse, presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Mt. View PAC, opened this week to tepid reviews. For the record, the creative team is GrooveLily (book, lyrics and music), Lisa Peterson (direction), Kate … Continue reading

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Tulipomania: Review Roundup

The world premiere of Arden Theater’s commissioned musical Tulipomania has opened to primarily negative reviews. The creative team includes Michael Ogborn (book, lyrics and music), Terrence J. Nolen (direction), James Kronzer (sets), John Stephen Hoey (lights), Rosemarie E. McKelvey (costumes), … Continue reading

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Los Otros: Review Roundup

The world premiere musical Los Otros opened last week at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles to unenthusiastic reviews. The creative team is Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics), Michael John LaChiusa (music), Graciela Daniele (direction), Christopher Barreca (sets), Ann Hould-Ward … Continue reading

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Nobody Loves You: Review Roundup

The new musical Nobody Loves You has received middling though somewhat positive reviews in its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe. The creative team includes Itamar Moses (book and lyrics), Gaby Alter (lyrics and music), Michelle Tattenbaum (direction), Mandy … Continue reading

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Hands on a Hardbody: Review Roundup

The new musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on S.R. Bindler and Kevin Morris’ 1997 documentary film, received mostly positive reviews for its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse. The creative team is Doug Wright (book), Amanda Green (lyrics and … Continue reading

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