All stories by Brittany Crowell on BroadwayStars

Thursday, May 2, 2024

ILLINOISE by Brittany Crowell

A full-body celebration of telling stories, being vulnerable, and (very loosely) Illinois making some noise right now at the St. James Theatre.  

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Friday, April 26, 2024

HELL’S KITCHEN by Brittany Crowell

I had the pleasure of witnessing a night full of understudies who really stepped up to the plate.  Gianna Harris stepped into the role of Ali and brought such gumption, brightness and joy t…

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

JORDANS by Brittany Crowell

Jordans presents a worthy perspective with lots to unpack.  How do we unlock the door and let ourselves out of the complex?  The play doesn’t have solutions to offer, though it creativel…

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Monday, April 22, 2024


A piece of documentary theater that combines perfect portions of fact, statistics, politics, and emotion; Grenfelll: In the Words of Survivors bakes up a well-seasoned call to action; enligh…

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Monday, April 15, 2024

THE LEADING LADY CLUB by Brittany Crowell

The Leading Ladies Club is a great idea with a fabulous wrapper, but a bit of a mess in the middle.  

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

HOUSE OF TELESCOPES by Brittany Crowell

House of Telescopes is a beautiful piece, wonderfully designed and fabulously performed and crafted.  Filled to the brim with questions and experiences around trans identity, it is universa…

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Monday, April 1, 2024

WITCHES!? IN SALEM?! by Brittany Crowell

I enjoyed the smart script and intelligent jokes as well as some of the slapstick moments and highly energized performances, but felt that the show lingered far too long and could have used …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

PUBLIC OBSCENITIES by Brittany Crowell

I left the piece wishing for more, wanting the characters to grow or change from their experience, to learn something.  I appreciated Chowdhury’s desire to provide the audience screenshot…

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Saturday, January 13, 2024


TERCE is a ritual which the audience is invited into. It’s an evolving and growing practice that believe that, through the rigor and work of asking the same question each day in an earnest…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

SCHOOL PICTURES by Brittany Crowell

School Pictures is at once entertaining, educational, thought provoking, vulnerable, hilarious, sentimental, and heart-warming.  It reaches you on an extremely human level, and on a politic…

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Monday, December 4, 2023

TRANSLATIONS by Brittany Crowell

Translation's message rings true on both a personal and a more global level. It explores how we connect with each other and what we choose to keep and value of myth, legend, history and cul…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

THE GARDENS OF ANUNCIA by Brittany Crowell

The Gardens of Anuncia is a wonderfully magical and heartfelt piece.  As Anuncia tends to her garden with soil and water and nourishment, she is also tending to the audience by refilling ou…

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Monday, October 23, 2023

DAPHNE by Brittany Crowell

Daphne is a haunting tale of a love, nature, and the cost that often comes with truly escaping.

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Friday, June 16, 2023

LIZARD BOY by Brittany Crowell

Lizard Boy is a modern fable about self-love and discovering the power that your weirdness can wield.  It’s a story that feels simple and child-like in theme, with laugh out loud charming…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

A SIMULACRUM by Brittany Crowell

The piece asks the artist, the thinker, the average Joe to consider what it would take to stop performing; to open yourself up to failure and try to create something for someone else - in do…

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BRAT PACK by Brittany Crowell

Brat Pack is a jam packed hour of fun.  The June 12 show I attended was a revival of an earlier show in March and I hope that it becomes a more regular affair.  I only wish I had gotten to…

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023


The Order of the Golden Scribe: Initiation Tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon with a friend, a partner, a group of four, or even perhaps a competitive office outing looking to drin…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

THE COTILLION by Brittany Crowell

This play with music (written & directed by Colette Robert with music and lyrics by Dionne McClain-Freeney, co-produced by New Georges and The Movement Theatre Company), takes a good, ha…

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Friday, April 21, 2023


The Thanksgiving Play is a comedic romp, one expertly crafted in a way that had even the white-skinned, white-haired audience of the Great White Way in hysterics for the full 85-minute plea …

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Friday, April 14, 2023


According to the Chorus is an enjoyable night out at the theater for both those who love it, familiar with its intricacies and challenges, and for those who are discovering its complicated c…

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Monday, April 3, 2023


A Gaga Guide to the Lower East Side is a really fun afternoon experience for folks interested in a walking tour of the lower east side, though less so for any who may be hoping for a theatri…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023


Prucencia Hart is a piece that charms in its simplicity, while packing a folky punch.  As Prudencia searches for beauty (and begins to let her hair down), the tale of her undoing is one tha…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

TURN THE BEAT AROUND at 54 Below by Brittany Crowell

If you’re looking for a night out and want to step back into the era of 70s NYC disco subculture, book your ticket!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

WOLF PLAY by Brittany Crowell

Dustin Wills’ direction for the piece pushes the boundaries of theatricality, utilizing the full space and creating a beautiful mess across the stage as the actors repurpose various props …

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

THE COLLABORATION by Brittany Crowell

Standout performances from Paul Bettany and Jeremy Pope in addition to a smart script penned by Anthony McCarten give THE COLLABORATION wings as it questions the value of art to the artist a…

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Brittany Crowell

For those like myself, who haven’t read the source material, Great Expectations at Greenwich House is a wonderful introduction; however, the piece moves speedily through the adventure, so …

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

CAMP SIEGFRIED by Brittany Crowell

Camp Siegfried is a quiet reminder of the dangers that radical ideology can bring, and asks us to step out of ourselves for a moment to truly explore how we are being treated and what we are…

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Friday, November 18, 2022

& JULIET by Brittany Crowell

While the collaboration between pop energy and emotional storytelling serves as a fun punch-line, most songs did little to further the emotional journey after one’s initial joy of recogniz…

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

CATCH AS CATCH CAN by Brittany Crowell

In addition to not remembering the piece on second viewing, I’m disappointed to admit that (upon rereading my review) the same issues rung true and that even upon a second viewing with a d…

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Thursday, November 3, 2022


In Where the Mountain Meets the Sea, we see a story unfold before us like faded memories providing fragments of truth as father and son piece together their independent yet irrevocably conne…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

KINKY BOOTS by Brittany Crowell

Kinky Boots is also just good solid fun.  The music is upbeat; the costumes sparkle; the singing is gorgeous and athletic, and the performances by many in the cast are stellar. It’s a fun…

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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