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Monday, February 12, 2024

Talkin' Broadway - Book Review: "Mary & Ethel... and Mikey Who?" - 2/12/24 by Zander Opper

Mary & Ethel... and Mikey Who? is a wonderfully written new novel by Stephen Cole. In this page-turner of a book, the author has, as the inside jacket of the book states, "taken his real-lif…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:31AM
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Hartford Stages' Blistering Revival of Athol Fugard's "A Lesson From Aloes" runs through June 10th, 2018! by Zander Opper

ANDRUS NICHOLS as "Gladys" seems to dominate the action even when she is on the outskirts of a scene. Nichols has endowed her character with a mixture of wry humor and gradually consuming a…

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Westport "Buyer & Cellar" Bound for PBS by Zander Opper

The production reunites original star Michael Urie, original director Stephen Brackett, and original scenic designer Andrew Boyce from the 2013 Off-Broadway production. What's more, it has b…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:13PM
Friday, June 12, 2015

"Calendar Girls" U.S. Premiere by Zander Opper

Calendar Girls has been exceedingly well cast, with each of the six leading ladies getting a chance to shine. There is also an undercurrent of sorrow beneath the laughs that adds an extra di…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:17PM
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mike Reiss' "Comedy Is Hard!" World Premiere by Zander Opper

Written by Mike Reiss and starring the incomparable pair of Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt, this show is hilarious and also quite endearing.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:18AM
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ivoryton "Fingers & Toes" by Zander Opper

Logan Medland's score evokes the sounds of yesteryear and also seems utterly fresh and new. His book similarly straddles the different eras, with dialogue and colloquialisms directly from th…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:22PM
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Ivoryton "SHOUT! The Mod Musical" by Zander Opper

Of course, any musical revue will rise or fall by the quality of its musical numbers, and, led by a swinging onstage band, just about every song is a winner, especially as put over by such a…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 01:37PM
Monday, March 24, 2014

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Zander Opper

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's beautiful story of childhood innocence and racial tensions in the South that inspired a classic 1962 film version, is currently being given a knockout sta…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 04:29PM
Monday, January 20, 2014

Bridgeport "Dreamgirls" by Zander Opper

At its center, Dreamgirls is truly a musical about a family breaking apart and then coming back together, and it is this part of the story that is capable of touching an audience deeply.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 09:45AM
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ivoryton Playhouse "The Seven Year Itch" by Zander Opper

George Axelrod's delightful comedy The Seven Year Itch is currently being given a dandy production at the Ivoryton Playhouse.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 06:22PM
Monday, October 21, 2013

Debbie Gravitte and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Hamden, CT by Zander Opper

Todd Ellison and the orchestra were just splendid throughout, and, combined with Gravitte's talents, they made The Great American Songbook a simply delightful show.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 10:17PM
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013

Ivoryton Connecticut -"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" by Zander Opper

A show that concerns just about every conceivable aspect of men and women and dating, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change stands as the longest running musical revue in Off-Broadway histo…

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 03:50PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goodspeed "Hello, Dolly!" by Zander Opper

Hello, Dolly! at the Goodspeed Opera House is as grand and joyous a production as one could find nowadays of this classic 1964 musical.

SOURCE: TalkinBroadway at 05:01PM

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