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 PERIODICA ARTICLES

Breakfast with Playwright Mark St. Germain (auth: Charles Giuliano) 8/14
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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
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
Cinderella (Broadway Theater, rev: Glenn Loney) open run
Cinderella (Broadway Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Cinderella (Broadway Theater, rev: David Lefkowitz) to 1/3/15
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
Disgraced (Lyceum Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
The Elephant Man (Booth Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 2/15/15
The Elephant Man (Booth Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 2/15/15
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
If/Then (Richard Rodgers Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
If/Then (Richard Rodgers Theater, rev: Richmond shepard) open run
It's Only a Play (Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 1/4/15
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 Last Ship (Neil Simon Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
The Last Ship (Neil Simon 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) open run
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
Motown: The Musical (Lunt-Fontanne Theater, rev: Scott Bennett) to 1/18/15
On the Town (Lyric Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
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
Pippin (Music Box Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 1/4/15
Pippin (Music Box Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 1/4/15
The Real Thing (American Airlines Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 1/4/15
The River (Circle in the Square, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 2/8/15
The River (Circle in the Square, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 2/8/15
The River (Circle in the Square, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 2/8/15
Rock of Ages (Brooks Atkinson Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 1/18/15
Side Show (St. James Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers)to 1/4/15
Side Show (St. James Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
This is Our Youth (Cort Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 1/4/15
This is Our Youth (Cort Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 1/4/15
This is Our Youth (Cort Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 1/4/15
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
You Can't Take it with You (Longacre Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 2/22/15
You Can't Take it with You (Longacre Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 2/22/15
You Can't Take it with You (Longacre Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 2/22/15

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
Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Times Square Arts Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) to Jan. 2015
The Fantasticks (Snapple Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) 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
Fuerza Bruta (Daryl Roth Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Gazillion Bubble Show (New World Stages, rev: Richmond Shepard) open run
Here Lies Love (Public Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 1/3/15
The Lypsinka Trilogy - Show Trash (Connelly Theater, rev: Tim Glasby) to 1/5/15
My Son the Waiter (Stage 72, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 3/2/15
Riding the Midnight Express (St. Luke's & Barrow Street Theater, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 12/28/14

REGIONAL THEATER

A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show (One Thirty Productions at Bath House Theater, Dallas, TX, rev: Rita Faye Smith) to 12/20/14
A Cudahy Caroler Christmas (Tenth Street Theater, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 1/4/15
Dancing in the Street (with the Prima Donettes) (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 2/15/15
Dancing Lessons (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 2/27/15
Elf (Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, rev: Glenn Loney) to 1/4/15
The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical (WaterTower Theater, Dallas, TX, rev: Rita Faye Smith) to 1/4/15
Hairspray (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 1/4/15
Liberace! (Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 1/11/15
Luna Gale (Kirk Douglas Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 12/21/14
The Magnificent Dunbar Hotel (Robey Theater at LATC, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 12/21/14
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical (First Stage at Marcus Center, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 12/28/14
The Santaland Diaries (AggraNomic at Working Stage Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 12/21/14
The Santaland Diaries (WaterTower Theater, Addison, TX, rev: Rita Faye Smith) to 12/28/14
South Pacific (Westchester Broadway Theater, Elmsford, NY, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 1/25/15
South Pacific (FSU - Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 12/28/14
What the Butler Saw (CTG's Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 12/21/14
Who Killed Santa? & Neil's Dirty Shorts (Umbrella Group at Soulstice Theater, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 12/31/14
Wicked (tour at Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 3/15/15
The Wizard of Oz (Skylight Music Theater, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 1/4/15

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
Novecento (Theatre du Rond-Point, Paris, France, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 1/10/15