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Sunday, June 12, 2022

REVIEW: Bob Dylan's music comments on Depression-era story by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- You can’t really call “Girl From the North Country” a jukebox musical, even though it features more than a dozen Bob Dylan songs.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54PM

REVIEW: Reinvented 'Company' brings laughs, new insight into relationships by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- “Company,” like several shows arriving this year, had expected to be on Broadway in 2020. It shut down, however, and didn’t make its debut until December.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 12:54PM
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Friday, June 10, 2022

REVIEW: 'Strange Loop' teems with creativity, opens doors by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

NEW YORK -- You won’t find a more creative new show than “A Strange Loop.” Bubbling with ideas, humor and jaw-dropping candor, it’s a musical that challenges most conventions and dis…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 03:18AM
Thursday, June 9, 2022

REVIEW: 'Six' give a pop spin to its Henry VIII history lesson by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

“Hamilton” opened the door for more musical history lessons. Now “Six” is taking full advantage.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:19PM
Tuesday, June 7, 2022

'Paradise Square' teaches A.J. Shively plenty about surviving -- and dance by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

When A.J. Shively studied musical theater in college, directors usually put him in the back row of production numbers so he wouldn’t draw focus.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 10:33PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Life as 'Wicked's' wizard? It's wonderful, says actor John Bolton by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

When a show is as popular as “Wicked,” there are heightened audience expectations, says actor John Bolton.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 01:18AM
Friday, June 25, 2021

'Dear Evan Hansen' star Andrew Barth Feldman realizes Broadway dream by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

Characters in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” may dream of starring on Broadway. But at 16, Andrew Barth Feldman actually did it.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 04:48PM
Thursday, December 3, 2020

A streaming guide: Theaters find a way to bring a little 'Scrooge' into your life by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

Some have brought the story into today's times, others have positioned it as a radio play. Here's a selection to get you in the holiday mood.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 08:30PM
Thursday, November 5, 2020

Sioux City-bound comedian Jo Koy is eager to get back to work (but he hasn't been idle) by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

In addition to finishing his first book, “Mixed Plate,” Koy wrote a movie that he and his writing partners sold to Steven Spielberg’s production company. But “It’s killing me,” h…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 09:48PM
Friday, June 10, 2016

BRUCEBLOG: I spent $770 for a ticket to 'Hamilton' by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

I paid $770 for one ticket to “Hamilton” and it was worth every penny.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

REVIEW: 'The Humans' finds intense drama in simple situations by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

Thanksgiving dinners are ripe for drama – a fact not wasted on writer Stephen Karam.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

'Hamilton' will dominate the Tonys, but who else? by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

Of course “Hamilton” will cut a wide swath through Sunday’s Tony Awards, but it may not be enough to land a record number of wins. “The Producers” nabbed 12 trophies. “Hamilton…

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

REVIEW: 'Color Purple' wows with spare staging by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

With “The Color Purple,” director John Doyle proves less is so much more.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

REVIEW: 'Waitress,' Jesse Mueller serve up happiness by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

Pies can be a metaphor for life – humble crumble rhubarb, anyone? -- or so we learn in “Waitress.”

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

REVIEW: 'American Psycho' offers inventive look at book by Bruce R. Miller [email protected]

It’s a shame something as creative – and exciting – as “American Psycho” didn’t last on Broadway.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 06:08PM

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