Sunday, April 13, 2014

BWW Reviews: McDonald Mesmerizes in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL by Michael Dale

There's a lady on stage, and not only is she an entrancing singer, but she's one hell of an actor.

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First Nighter: Audra McDonald Dazzles as Billie Holiday by David Finkle

Perhaps the most complimentary remark to be made about Audra McDonald in Lady Day at the Emerson Bar & Grill is that in 90 minutes and under Lonny Price's fully empathetic direction, she…

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Review: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill by Brian Scott Lipton

Tony Award winner Audra McDonald magically disappears into the heart, soul – and yes, voice – of the troubled jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lanie Robertson’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s…

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‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’: Theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

Billie Holiday hallmarks — a gardenia (for her hair), elbow-length gloves (for hiding needle marks) and “God Bless the Child” (for her mother, always) — are bound to be included in a…

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Review: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Audra McDonald is Billie Holiday in the Broadway premiere of an off-Broadway gem.

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Theater Review: Audra McDonald in ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ by Charles Isherwood

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill,” starring Audra McDonald, takes place in the months before Billie Holiday died, set in a city that she had reason to loathe.

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Review: Audra McDonald divinely channels Lady Day by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- One of the supreme honors this Broadway season is to go to Circle in the Square, close your eyes and hear a ghost....

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Broadway Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ Starring Audra McDonald by Gordon Cox

“Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill,” Lanie Robertson’s elegiac lament for the jazz singer Billie Holiday at the end of her broken-down life, has been knocking aro…

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'Lady Day' review: Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday

At first, it seems a bit studied, as if Audra McDonald were looking to find a challenge she hasn't already conquered in her astonishing five-Tony career. In "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Gr…

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Review: Audra McDonald in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill' by Charles McNulty

NEW YORK — Only a fool would second-guess the transformative power of Audra McDonald, but when it was announced that this five-time Tony Award-winner was going to portray Billie Holida…

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LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Is she the dream, or is it you? It's impossible not to wonder this once the titular star appears in the opening moments of the revival of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which just opened…

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Friday, March 21, 2014

'Aladdin' Proves Its Worth on Broadway

Disney's 'Aladdin' isn't nearly as good as the movie, but it does have a terrific star, super sets and sensational special effects.

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‘Aladdin’: Theater review by Joe Dziemianowicz

If you’re granted three wishes to make during Disney’s “Aladdin” you’ll definitely want to use one to discover how the musical’s creative genies pull off the magic-carpet ride in…

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Broadway Review: ‘Disney Aladdin’ by Gordon Cox

This super-costly extravaganza doesn't do justice to the movie, or to the spirit of the late Howard Ashman.

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Review: “Aladdin” Will Leave You Dreaming Of Genie by Dave Quinn

Disney’s latest film-to-stage transfer is a whole new world of bright, bold musical comedy.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Legit Review: ‘Lucky Guy’ by Gordon Cox

Tom Hanks is a natural. Although he hasn’t trod the boards in years, the affable movie star takes to the stage like a fish to water in “Lucky Guy,” Nora Ephron’s affe…

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Theater review: ‘Cinderella’ by Joe Dziemianowicz

In storybook terms, Broadway’s overstuffed “Cinderella” isn’t exactly a happily ever after. But there are reasons to embrace this new take on the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musi…

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Review: Bway's 'Cinderella' filled with freshness by Mark Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) -- What's this happening in Cinderella's magical kingdom? Is that a challenge to absolute monarchy we hear amid the romance and dancing? My goodness, it is: There's a deman…

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Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Empowering, Enchanting, and Entertaining by Call Me Adam

Review: "Cinderella" on Broadway: Empowering, Enchanting, and Entertaining.

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Theater Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

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Gourd-geous ‘Cinderella’ by Elisabeth Vincentelli

How do you come up with a new show that also feels comfortably familiar? On Broadway, the current answer is “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” — an actual premiere by the titans re…

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Theater Review: ‘Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ at Broadway Theater by Ben Brantley

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella” wants to be reassuringly old-fashioned and refreshingly irreverent, sentimental and snarky, sincere and ironic, all at once.

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Bros on Broadway: Bros on Broadway: Does Our United States Army Veteran Give Cinderella a Dad's Seal of Approval? by Timothy Hendrickson

[Warning: The following review includes SPOILERS and one unapologetic use of an f-bomb.] Tim Hendrickson, United States Army veteran, father to an adorable little girl, and fan of the battl…

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Review: Bway's 'Cinderella' filled with freshness

NEW YORK (AP) — What's this happening in Cinderella's magical kingdom? Is that a challenge to absolute monarchy we hear amid the romance and dancing? My goodness, it is: There's a demand f…

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'Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella' review: Modern, sweet

Warning to the little girls in (almost) all of us. The "Cinderella" enjoying its Broadway premiere starring a terrific Laura Osnes is not your Disney bibbidi-bobbidi "Cinderella." Nor, despi…

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Review: Cinderella by Brian Scott Lipton

Will you have a lovely night at the of Rodgers

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Heavy themes make this 'Cinderella' too slippery by Chris Jones

The provenance of "Cinderella" is long ago and far away — she's been around at least since the 17th century in written form, and some date her all the way to classical antiquity.

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Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella: Theater Review by David Rooney

Originally commissioned as a 1957 television musical starring Julie Andrews, the classic fairy tale has been retooled for Broadway as a family crowd-pleaser.read more

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Cinderella Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway by New York Theater

In the first-ever Broadway production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” there is a big clock in the ballroom that speeds from 8 to midnight as Cinderella dances with Prince Ch…

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‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ Gets Beaned

There are moments of theatrical magic strewn throughout Douglas Carter Beane’s new adaptation of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s 1957 TV musical “Cinderella.&rdq…

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