All stories by Johnny Oleksinski on BroadwayStars

Thursday, March 30, 2023

‘Life of Pi’ review: Eye-popping effects make a splash on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

After a relatively boring beginning, expect moment after moment of theatrical magic.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Sunday, March 26, 2023

‘Sweeney Todd’ review: Josh Groban is a gentle demon on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

While some of his scenes lack intensity, Groban's as well-sung a Sweeney as you'll find.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM
Friday, March 24, 2023

‘Bad Cinderella’ review: A wacko storybook dumpster fire on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The musical is a mess with multiple personality disorder.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 12:01AM
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Broadway shows are becoming embarrassingly cheap-looking by Johnny Oleksinski

Welcome to Broadway! Please enjoy the bare minimum!

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:40PM
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Thursday, March 9, 2023

‘A Doll’s House’ Broadway review: A strong Jessica Chastain is trapped by Johnny Oleksinski

Despite an absorbing performance from the “Eyes of Tammy Faye” actress, British director Jamie Lloyd’s staging is sterile as an operating room.  

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:31PM
Friday, February 17, 2023

I’m sick of Broadway audience members behaving like jackasses by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s high time we stop making convenient excuses for disrespectful idiots.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:11PM
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Unhinged woman stops Broadway’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ — cops called by Johnny Oleksinski

Appalled audience members witnessed the death of decorum Tuesday night.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19PM
Monday, December 19, 2022

‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ review: A titanic stage performance by Johnny Oleksinski

Star Stephen McKinley Henderson gives the performance of the Broadway season.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Monday, December 12, 2022
Sunday, December 11, 2022
Thursday, December 8, 2022

‘Ohio State Murders’ review: Audra McDonald wows in mild Broadway play by Johnny Oleksinski

The revival is an absorbing, observant and admirably peculiar character study with stinging parallels to today.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:31PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

‘A Christmas Carol’ review: Broadway sexily dusts off an old chestnut by Johnny Oleksinski

What’s so striking about this streamlined version is the grandeur it manages to summon with simplicity.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:30PM
Thursday, November 17, 2022

‘& Juliet’ review: Fun Britney and Katy Perry songs, but silly story is Bard to love by Johnny Oleksinski

This sporadically fun musical is an empty-headed good time.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:01PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Shocking, controversial ‘Downstate’ is the season’s best play so far by Johnny Oleksinski

The brilliant and risky drama is set in a group home for sex offenders and pedophiles.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:31PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022

‘Kimberly Akimbo’ review: A weirdly wacky, but sweet Broadway musical by Johnny Oleksinski

The mounting insanity of the cute new show almost becomes too much. Almost.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Thursday, November 3, 2022

‘Almost Famous’ Broadway review: Musical doesn’t rock by Johnny Oleksinski

Cameron Crowe's stage version of his classic coming-of-age film is B-side the point.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Saturday, October 29, 2022

Stratford Festival shows Daniel Craig how it’s done by Johnny Oleksinski

The Stratford Festival in Canada was a much needed palate cleanser to wipe away the foul taste left by Daniel Craig’s rank Broadway “Macbeth,” in which the entire cast spoke in monoton…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:53AM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Elton John’s lacking ‘Tammy Faye’ musical needs a prayer by Johnny Oleksinski

Fresh off the atrocious “The Devil Wears Prada” musical in Chicago, Elton John is back with The Televangelist Wears Mascara in London. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:29PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2022

‘My Neighbour Totoro’ review: Bring this Miyazaki stage show to Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

A wondrous stage adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's classic 1988 animated film has arrived in London.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:30PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

‘Topdog/Underdog’ Broadway review: Two hot-blooded actors face off by Johnny Oleksinski

This sharp, focused revival has a pair of cracking performances that never let up.  

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

‘The Piano Lesson’ Broadway review: A blisteringly acted drama by Johnny Oleksinski

The revival of the August Wilson play is mostly in tune. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:30PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

From ‘Mame’ to ‘Sweeney Todd,’ Angela Lansbury was a Broadway goddess by Johnny Oleksinski

The remarkably transformative British actress boasted an electrifying presence that was a rare storm of contradictions.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:56PM
Sunday, October 9, 2022

‘Death of a Salesman’ Broadway review: So-so revival lacks fire by Johnny Oleksinski

There are more tricks than exciting drama in the latest revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which opened Sunday night on Broadway. Jazz music often underscores and pacifies the action, and…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:25PM
Thursday, October 6, 2022

‘1776’ Broadway review: Woke musical revival isn’t revolutionary by Johnny Oleksinski

Heavy-handed revisionism does not suit the new revival of this 1969 musical.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, October 3, 2022

‘Cost of Living’ Broadway review: A gripping, unexpected drama by Johnny Oleksinski

The absorbing show pushes back against our expectations for a story like this one.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s troubled ‘Cinderella’ heads to Broadway with changes — and a new title by Johnny Oleksinski

“Cinderella” is coming to Broadway after all — and, like the main character, she’s getting an extreme makeover.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:07PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

‘Leopoldstadt’ Broadway review: Tom Stoppard’s play is too big and icy by Johnny Oleksinski

A grandmother makes a depressing observation early on in Tom Stoppard’s latest play “Leopoldstadt,” which opened Sunday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:02PM
Sunday, September 18, 2022

‘Phantom of the Opera’ sales explode after shock closing announcement by Johnny Oleksinski

After The Post’s Friday scoop that the show would close this winter after 35 years, it took in $2 million in ticket sales by 8 p.m., producer Cameron Mackintosh exclusively told The Post.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:15PM

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2023-2024 BROADWAY SEASON
May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards