All stories by Johnny Oleksinski on BroadwayStars

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
Friday, September 16, 2022

‘Phantom of the Opera’ will close on Broadway: sources by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s over now, the music of the night.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:16PM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ review: Lea Michele lifts Broadway show out of the guttah by Johnny Oleksinski

Different people who need people have finally arrived at “Funny Girl” on Broadway. The problem-plagued revival of Jule Styne and Isobel Lennart’s 1964 musical welcomed its new Fanny Br…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:37PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Alec Baldwin plans his return to acting — on Broadway — in first job since ‘Rust’ shooting by Johnny Oleksinski

A source exclusively told The Post that the actor will star in a revival of the play “Art” by Yasmina Reza.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:43AM
Thursday, August 18, 2022

Panned ‘Devil Wears Prada’ musical is seeking a massive makeover by Johnny Oleksinski

The disastrous new show isn’t packing up its Prabal Gurung just yet — it’s charging ahead like a model who just face-planted on the catwalk.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 02:56PM
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022

‘Titanique’ the musical review: Off-Broadway ‘Titanic’ parody is what your summer needs by Johnny Oleksinski

The off-Broadway cuckoo camp-fest at the Asylum in Chelsea is, by a nautical mile, the funniest musical in town right now.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:13PM
Thursday, July 21, 2022

‘The Kite Runner’ Broadway review: Gripping stage adaptation of bestseller by Johnny Oleksinski

It’s a straightforward, to-the-point play, but one that’s easy to embrace.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Samuel L. Jackson’s Broadway play ‘The Piano Lesson’ gets shafted by Johnny Oleksinski

Beanie Feldstein isn’t the only star being slighted on Broadway during this cruel summer.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:18PM

Beanie Feldstein’s surprising return to ‘Funny Girl’ stage after Lea Michele announcement by Johnny Oleksinski

The chatter on the Rialto Tuesday was that Feldstein might vamoose even sooner than July 31 because of the onslaught of media attention.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:56PM
Monday, July 11, 2022

Lea Michele will replace Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s ‘Funny Girl’ by Johnny Oleksinski

The $15 million production surely hopes Michele can turn things around.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 01:00PM

‘Richard III’ review: A woke misfire for Shakespeare in the Park by Johnny Oleksinski

Like a walk in the park: relaxing, slow, carefree, aimless.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:58AM
Sunday, July 10, 2022

‘Into The Woods’ Broadway review: High-octane, unfiltered Sondheim by Johnny Oleksinski

What we experience is the 1986 musical, plain and simple.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:05PM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022

‘Back to the Future’ musical will need more than 1.21 gigawatts on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads — we need ticket sales!

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:12PM
Monday, June 13, 2022

The stars went hard at Tony Awards after-parties by Johnny Oleksinski

Eyes red, heels broken, sequins … everywhere. Big bustling bashes were back in full force after last year's pandemic-hobbled celebrations.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:27PM
Sunday, June 12, 2022

The lousy 2022 Tony Awards dissed Stephen Sondheim by Johnny Oleksinski

On Sunday night, almost nobody at Radio City Music Hall bothered to stand up for the late Stephen Sondheim.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:41PM

All that Chat

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