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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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Hunchback Variations: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical The Hunchback Variations, which Theater Oobleck premiered at Chicago’s Victory Gardens earlier this year, opened this week at New York’s 59E59 to mixed but generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Mickle Maher (book and lyrics), … Continue reading

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February House: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical February House, based on Sherill Tippins’ 2005 book, opened last week at the Public to mixed but somewhat positive reviews. Below is a sampling. For the record, the creative team includes Seth Bockley (book), Gabriel Kahane … Continue reading

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Lysistrata Jones: Album Reviews

The original Broadway cast recording of the short-lived musical Lysistrata Jones, released this week in stores, has received mixed but generally favorable reviews. The show closed January 8, after only 30 performances, but the cast reunited two months later, on … Continue reading

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Newsies: Album Reviews

Recorded March 4-5 at MSR Studios in New York, the original Broadway cast album of Newsies was released this week and has received generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Harvey Fiersetin (book), Jack Feldman (lyrics), Alan Menken (music), Kurt … 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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First Date: Review Roundup

Reviews for First Date, in its world premiere at ACT in Seattle, have been mostly favorable. The creative team is Austin Winsberg (book), Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner (lyrics and music), Bill Berry (direction), Josh Prince (choreography), August Eriksmoen (orchestrations), … Continue reading

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