updated April 17, 2015

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 PERIODICA ARTICLES

Cannibalizing Tennessee Williams: Performances & Events in New Orleans (auth: Charles Giuliano) 3/15
The Contentious and Fascinating John Patrick Shanley (auth: Charles Giuliano) 4/15
The (Drag) Queen's Speech: Talking with Terence Boyle (auth: Mary Shen Barnidge) 3/15
The Future of Theater (auth: Jack Lyons) 8/14
John Douglas Thompson: Articulating the Journey (auth: Charles Giuliano) 2/15
New Orleans Theater After Katrina (auth: Charles Giuliano) 3/15
Spring Theater Preview in Chicago (auth: Mary Shen Barnidge) 3/15
Urbanite Theater Sets Sights on Downtown Sarasota (auth: Marie J. Kilker) 1/15

CRITICOPIA REVIEWS

BROADWAY

Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
Aladdin (New Amsterdan Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theater, rev: Jeannie Lieberman) open run
Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Aladdin (New Amsterdam Theater, rev: Elyse Trevers) open run
The Audience (Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 6/28/15
The Audience (Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 6/28/15
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Stephen Sondheim Theater, rev: Edward Rubin) open run
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Stephen Sondheim Theater, rev: Jeannie Lieberman) open run
The Book of Mormon (Eugene O'Neill Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Chicago (Ambassador Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Barrymore Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Barrymore Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Barrymore Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (Walter Kerr Theater, rev: Elyse Trevers) open run
Gigi (Neil Simon Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
The Heidi Chronicles (Music Box Theater, Broadway, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 8/9/15
It's Only a Play (Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 6/7/15
Kinky Boots (Al Hirschfeld Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
Kinky Boots (Al Hirschfeld Theater, rev: Scott Bennett) open run
Kinky Boots (Al Hirschfeld Theater, rev: Glenn Loney) open run
Kinky Boots (Al Hirschfeld Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
The Lion King (Minskoff Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
The Lion King (Minskoff Theater, rev: Ellis Nassour) open run
The Lion King (Minskoff Theater, rev: Simon Saltzman) open run
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Jeannie Lieberman) to 9/5/15
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Matilda (Shubert Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
Matilda (Shubert Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
On the Town (Lyric Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
On the Twentieth Century (American Airlines Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 7/5/15
The Phantom of the Opera (Majestic Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
The Phantom of the Opera (Majestic Theater, rev: Jeannie Lieberman) open run
The Phantom of the Opera (Majestic Theater, rev: Ellis Nassour) open run
Skylight (John Golden Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 6/21/15
Wicked (Gershwin Theater, rev: Steve Cohen) open run
Wicked (Gershwin Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
Wicked (Gershwin Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Wicked (Gershwin Theater, rev: Anne Siegel) open run
Wolf Hall, pts. 1 & 2 (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 7/5/15
Wolf Hall, pts. 1 & 2 (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 7/5/15

OFF-BROADWAY

Application Pending (Westside Theater, rev: Ed Rubin) to 4/19/15
Avenue Q (New World Stages, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
Avenue Q (New World Stages, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Blue Man Group (Astor Place Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) open run
Cronica de una muerte anunciada (Repertorio Espanol, rev: David Lipfert) open run
Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Times Square Arts Center, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Times Square Arts Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
The Fantasticks (Snapple Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 5/3/15
Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Gazillion Bubble Show (New World Stages, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
My Son the Waiter (Stage 72, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 5/31/15

REGIONAL THEATER

The Bird Feeder Doesn't Know (Raven Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/16/15
Both Your Houses (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Klker) to 4/12/15
Bye Bye Liver (Public House, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
The Cherry Orchard (FSU - Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 4/26/15
Chicken Shop (Urbanite Theater, Florida, Sarasota, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 5/3/15
Corktown `57 (Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 5/3/15
Cupid has a Heart On (Stage 773, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
The Full Monty (Kokandy at Theater Wit, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 4/12/15
Genius (Profiles at Alley Stage, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/3/15
Hamlet (Wilma Theater, Philadelphia, PA, rev: Steve Cohen) to 4/26/15
The Hammer Trinity (House Theater at Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/3/15
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (Uptown Underground, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Low Down, Dirty Blues (Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to: 5/24/15
Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/10/15
Murder Ballad (Bailiwick at Flat Iron Center, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/9/15
Never Givin' Up (The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 4/26/15
Never Marry a Girl with Cold Feet (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 6/7/15
Not That Jewish (The Braid, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 5/17/15
Outside Mullingar (Northlight Theater, Chicago, IL) to 4/19/15
Our Betters (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker to 4/18/15
Recorded in Hollywood (Lillian Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 5/17/15
The Second City: Panic on Cloud 9 (Second City, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Sight Unseen (WTV at The Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 4/26/15
Sotto Voce (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 4/26/15
Taming of the Shrew (Lantern Theater, Philadelphia, PA, rev: Steve Cohen) to 5/3/15
Title and Deed (Lookingglass at Water Works, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/3/15
Train to Zakopane (Rainbow at Edgemar Center, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to open run
Travesties (Remy Bumppo at the Greenhouse, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/3/15
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(Strawdog Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 4/7/15

 

 INTERNATIONAL THEATER

The Enchanted Garden of Love (La Comedie Italienne, Paris, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to Summer 2015
How to Become Parisian in One Hour (Theatre des Nouveautes, Paris, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) open run
Macbeth (Theatre du Soleil, Vincennes, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) open run