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 PERIODICA ARTICLES

Actors' Equity Shakes Up Los Angeles Theater Scene (auth: Willard Manus) 4/15
A Chat with Williamstown Theater Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield (auth: Charles Giuliano) 5/15
Chicago Summer Theater Special (auth: Mary Shen Barnidge) 5/15
The Contentious and Fascinating John Patrick Shanley (auth: Charles Giuliano) 4/15
The Future of Theater (auth: Jack Lyons) 8/14
Ken Howard Wows `em at the Lambs Club (auth: David Dow Bentley) 6/15
The Larry Kramer Story - A Documentary Made in Love & Anger (auth: Ellis Nassour) 6/15 Take Home Broadway - on Disc! (auth: Ellis Nassour) 6/15

CRITICOPIA REVIEWS

BROADWAY

An Act of God (Studio 54, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 8/2/15
An Act of God (Studio 54, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 8/2/15
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
An American in Paris (Palace Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) 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
Finding Neverland (Lunt-Fontanne Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) 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
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Belasco Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
It Shoulda Been You (Brooks Atkinson Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
The King and I (LCT - Vivian Beaumont Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
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) to 9/5/15
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 9/5/15
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Jeannie Lieberman) to 9/5/15
Mamma Mia! (Winter Garden Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 9/5/15
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 7/19/15
On the Twentieth Century (American Airlines Theater, rev: Glenn Loney) to 7/19/15
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
Something Rotten! (St. James Theater, rev: Steve Cohen) open run
Something Rotten! (St. James Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
The Visit (Lyceum Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
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

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
The Fantasticks (Snapple Center, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
The Fantasticks (Snapple Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Gazillion Bubble Show (New World Stages, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's (Don't Tell Mama, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 6/29/15
Karen Mason: Mason at Mama's (Don't Tell Mama, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 6/29/15
My Son the Waiter (Stage 72, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 6/29/15
New Country (Cherry Lane Theater, rev: Ed Rubin) to 6/27/15
The Tempest (Shakespeare in the Park, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 7/5/15
The 39 Steps (Union Square Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run

REGIONAL THEATER

Art (Banyan Co. at FSU, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 7/12/15
Bye Bye Liver (Public House, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Catalyst (Loft Ensemble at the Complex, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 6/26/15
Cupid has a Heart On (Stage 773, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
The December Man (Mary Arrchie at Angel Island, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/28/15
Forbidden Broadway's Greatest Hits (Act II Theater, Ambler, PA, rev: Steve Cohen) to 6/28/15
Goldfish (Route 66 at The Greenhouse, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/12/15
The Halfwits' Last Hurrah (Four Clowns at Lillian Theater, Hollywood, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 6/26/15
Inana (Timeline Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/26/15
Inspired Lunacy (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 6/28/15
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (Uptown Underground, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Liberty City (ETA Center, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/12/15
Love and Human Remains (Cor Theater at Rivendell, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/11/15
A Permanent Image (Rogue Machine Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 7/20/15
Porcelain (Prologue Theater at The Greenhouse, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/12/15
Reborning (Urbanite Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 7/6/15
The Second City: Panic on Cloud 9 (Second City, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Six Guitars (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 7/12/15
Smile, Baby (Other Theater Co. at The Complex, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 6/27/15
Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/5/15
Train to Zakopane (Rainbow at Edgemar Center, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 8/2/15

 INTERNATIONAL THEATER

The Adventures of Pericles (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 9/19/15
Carousel (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/11/15
The Diary of Anne Frank (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/10/15
The Enchanted Garden of Love (La Comedie Italienne, Paris, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to Summer 2015
Hamlet (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/11/15
How to Become Parisian in One Hour (Theatre des Nouveautes, Paris, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) open run
The Physicists (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, Herbert M. Simpson) to 9/20/15
She Stoops to Conquer (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/10/15
The Sound of Music (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/18/15
The Taming of the Shrew (Stratford Festival, Ontario, Canada, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 10/10/15