Tag Archives: regional premiere

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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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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Christmas Story: Review Roundup

The new musical A Christmas Story, based on Jean Shepherd’s 1966 book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and 1983 screenplay A Christmas Story, opened last night at the Lunt-Fontanne to generally positive reviews. It has been a long … Continue reading

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Giant: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical Giant, based on the 1952 novel by Edna Ferber that was also the basis for the Oscar-nominated 1956 film, opened to very appreciative reviews. The creative team includes Sybille Pearson (book), Michael John LaChiusa (lyrics, music), … 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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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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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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Last Smoker: Review Roundup

The new one-act musical The Last Smoker in America, which had its world premiere in 2010 at Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, opened Off-Broadway last night to weak reviews. For the record, the creative team is Bill Russell (book, … Continue reading

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Bring It On: Review Roundup

After a yearlong tour that began at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, the new musical Bring It On, inspired by the 2000 film written by Jessica Bendinger and its sequels, opened last night on Broadway to reviews that ranged from … Continue reading

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