All stories by Johnny Oleksinski on BroadwayStars

Monday, May 9, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award nominations are full of A-list snubs by Johnny Oleksinski

The nominations notably shunned many of the Great White Way’s most famous and bankable names: Daniel Craig, Debra Messing, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:04PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

The dangerous life of Hitler’s taste testers: ‘They could die at every meal’ by Johnny Oleksinski

A new off-Broadway show, “H*tler’s Tasters,” is inspired by the young German women employed by the Nazis to prevent Hitler from being poisoned.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:00AM
Friday, April 29, 2022

‘Macbeth’ Broadway review: Daniel Craig play is a Disaster Royale by Johnny Oleksinski

The former James Bond stars in an uninvolving and ponderous production that's a real Blunderball.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:00PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘Mr. Saturday Night’ review: Billy Crystal brings yuks to Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The new musical has hearty laughs and glorious punchlines that are knocked outta the park by a master.   

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM

‘POTUS’ Broadway review: Amped-up White House farce is too wild by Johnny Oleksinski

The new play is a weird and wired comedy that imagines a White House fiasco.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:19PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

‘A Strange Loop’ review: Pain with a side of anguish on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

“Ouch!” is the main takeaway of the intriguing, autobiographical new musical “A Strange Loop,” which opened Tuesday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Monday, April 25, 2022

‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ review: A set as big as the running time by Johnny Oleksinski

The set is the real star in Thornton Wilder’s geezer of a play that saw its latest revival open Monday night on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Sunday, April 24, 2022

‘Funny Girl’ review: Beanie Feldstein’s Broadway show falls flat by Johnny Oleksinski

This sorely lacking new production rains on the old musical’s parade.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Hilarious ‘Hangmen’ is the best new play on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

The new comedy is a heaping scoop of jaw-droppers and taboos — albeit with a sophisticated takeaway about the justice system — that’ll make wimps clutch their pearls for dear life.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:30PM
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

‘For colored girls’ review: Broadway play has lost its edge by Johnny Oleksinski

The sluggish revival of the 1976 drama, which opened Wednesday night on Broadway, doesn’t make a particularly compelling case for its up-to-the-minute-ness.  

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

‘How I Learned To Drive’ review: Moving Mary-Louise Parker is back on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

Mary-Louise Parker returns to the role she first played 25 years ago in "How I Learned To Drive" on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Monday, April 18, 2022

‘The Minutes’ review: Tracy Letts’ latest has a queasy ending by Johnny Oleksinski

The new play from the “August: Osage County" scribe has crackling dialogue, strong-willed performances — and an ending that's prompting audience members to run.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 05:05PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

‘American Buffalo’ review: Sam Rockwell and Laurence Fishburne battle on Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

A pass-the-popcorn revival of David Mamet’s carnivorous 1975 drama has opened on Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

‘Harmony’ review: Barry Manilow’s musical has flaws, but stellar singing by Johnny Oleksinski

Barry Manilow’s new musical “Harmony” has a lot going for it. Still, there is some discord.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pamela Anderson drives ‘Chicago’ crowd wild in her Broadway debut by Johnny Oleksinski

Can she sing and dance?! That’s been the question on everybody’s lips since we first learned the "Baywatch" star was daring Broadway

SOURCE: The New York Post at 11:11PM
Monday, April 11, 2022

‘The Little Prince’ review: A lackluster dance show not fit for Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

“Prince” is much too petit for big old Broadway.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Sunday, April 10, 2022

Warm ‘Birthday Candles’ on Broadway has Debra Messing age 90 years by Johnny Oleksinski

There are flickers of beauty in the new Broadway play “Birthday Candles.”

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:05PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Should Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley’s ‘Cabaret’ come to Broadway? by Johnny Oleksinski

The A-list London show tries to differentiate itself with that brand of breathing-down-your-neck intimacy and immersion.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:05PM
Monday, April 4, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Take Me Out’ is an explosive, funny baseball play by Johnny Oleksinski

The old saying “there’s no crying in baseball” gets a shellacking in this fantastic revival.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00PM

‘Paradise Square’ on Broadway is a loud, depressing ‘90s retread by Johnny Oleksinski

Despite a powerhouse performance by its leading lady, this new musical from Canadian ex-con Garth Drabinsky is excessive and emotionally manipulative.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:00PM
Monday, March 28, 2022

Broadway’s ‘Plaza Suite’: Sarah Jessica Parker play is frothy fun by Johnny Oleksinski

Co-starring Parker’s husband Matthew Broderick, the 1960s-set comedy is an old-fashioned affair to be sure, but no less a sparkling one.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 09:00PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Pamela Anderson on Broadway? Yes, please! by Johnny Oleksinski

With Pamela Anderson joining the cast of "Chicago," we’re living in a golden age for the golden-haired bombshell.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 04:47PM

The 2022 Tony Awards will be back on CBS and at Radio City by Johnny Oleksinski

Hello, Tonys! It’s so nice to have you back where you belong.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 03:52PM
Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Broadway theater renamed for James Earl Jones: Icon calls it ‘inconceivable’ by Johnny Oleksinski

Beyond appearing in more than 100 films such as “Star Wars” and “Coming to America” during his storied career, Jones, 91, has been on Broadway in 21 shows. 

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:00AM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

Big Broadway debut of ‘Paradise Square’ is actually a ‘nightmare’ behind the scenes by Johnny Oleksinski

The producer of “Paradise Square” is notorious fraudster Garth Drabinsky, and, sources said, he's out of cash.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 08:32PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

‘Black No More’ review: Off-Broadway musical is a talent-filled mess by Johnny Oleksinski

A deeply uncomfortable experience for its audience — not because of its fascinating probes into the ugliness of racism, but due to how poorly the story has been handled theatrically.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 07:30PM
Thursday, February 10, 2022

‘The Music Man’ review: Hugh Jackman’s revival is a huge let-down by Johnny Oleksinski

“The Music Man,” I’m sorry to say, does not live up to our oversize expectations. Quite unexpectedly, you leave not raving about Jackman, but the music woman — Sutton Foster. She’s…

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:33PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

‘MJ’ review: Michael Jackson Broadway show sanitizes his life and music by Johnny Oleksinski

The pat dialogue feels as if it was co-authored by a lawyer for the Jackson Estate — one of the producers — with Wite-Out and a Sharpie. 

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

Standby to star: Meet the understudies and swings saving Broadway by Johnny Oleksinski

With Omicron surging in New York, understudies, standbys and emergency last-minute fill-ins are the glue keeping Broadway from falling apart.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 06:22PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

‘Flying Over Sunset’ Broadway review: LSD musical is a bore on drugs by Johnny Oleksinski

"Flying Over Sunset” is a stuffy show with an off-putting premise: A 1950s acid trip between Cary Grant, Aldous Huxley and Clare Boothe Luce.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:01PM
Thursday, December 9, 2021

‘Company’ review: This is the Broadway show to see right now by Johnny Oleksinski

Minutes into the Stephen Sondheim musical “Company,” which opened Thursday at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, it hits you — Broadway really is back.

SOURCE: The New York Post at 10:03PM