Tag Archives: musical docudrama

Life & Times Review Roundup

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma has received positive reviews for its multi-part Life and Times, presented Off-Broadway by Soho Rep as part of the Under the Radar festival at the Public Theater. The creative team includes Kristin Worrall (book), Florian … Continue reading

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Civil War Christmas: Review Roundup

New York Theatre Workshop’s production of A Civil War Christmas, Pulitzer-winning playwright Paula Vogel’s new musical play that interpolates period songs, has opened Off-Broadway to very positive reviews. The show made its world premiere in 2008 at Long Wharf Theatre, … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse Show Is Back to Black

London’s Daily Telegraph has reported that Koda, the Danish copyright agency, has withdrawn permission for the Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen to use Amy Winehouse’s music in Amy, a play about the late British singer that was to open Jan. … Continue reading

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Forever Dusty: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway one-act jukebox musical Forever Dusty, based on the life of British pop singer Dusty Springfield, opened to negative-leaning reviews. The creative team includes Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin (book), Randal Myler (direction), Michael Thomas Murray (musical … Continue reading

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Scandalous: Review Roundup

The new Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson has opened to rave reviews for leading actress Carolee Carmello but negative notices for the overall production. The creative team includes Kathie Lee Gifford (book, lyrics), David … Continue reading

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Chaplin: Review Roundup

After thwarted attempts in 1981 (by Ernest Kinoy, Lee Goldsmith, and Roger Anderson) and 1983 (by Anthony Newley and Stanley Ralph Ross) to bring Chaplin’s life to Broadway, a Little Tramp musical has finally arrived on the Great White Way … Continue reading

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Call Me Madam: Album Reviews

Just in time for the 2012 election season, Sony’s Masterworks Broadway is offering the first digital release of the 1950 political satire Call Me Madam, which has been out of print since 1956, except for a brief LP pressing in … Continue reading

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Soul Sister: Review Roundup

The jukebox Tina Turner bio-musical Soul Sister opened to mixed reviews – unfavorable for its creators but highly favorable for its performers – in a limited West End engagement at the Savoy, where it transferred after a limited Fringe engagement … Continue reading

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Sparkle: Review Roundup

TriStar Pictures has released Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 musical film, to moderate reviews. For the record, the creative team for the remake includes Mara Brock Akil (screenplay), Salim Akil (direction), Anastas Michos (cinematography), Terilyn A. Shropshire (editing), Salaam … Continue reading

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Soul Doctor: Review Roundup

The new musical Soul Doctor has opened to mixed but positive-leaning reviews in its limited Off-Broadway engagement at NYTW. For the record, the creative team includes Daniel S. Wise (book, direction), David Schechter (lyrics), Shlomo Carlebach (music, lyrics), Neil Patel … Continue reading

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