APRIL 2014

NEW ADDITIONS

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Next Dave's Gone By radio show: 

April 26, 9am-noon(MT) / 11am-2pm(ET) live on uncradio.com, #467: "Put a Corc in It" - Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with producer Joe Corcoran (Tony `n' Tina's Wedding). Plus: Saturday Segues (Judy Collins), Inside Broadway (NYC reviews), Dylan - Sooner & Later & more!

 Listen to Dave’s Gone By episode #466 (It Occurz to Me, aired 4/19/14): Peter Fitzgerald chats w/ playwright Daniel Curzon. Plus: Saturday Segues (Iggy Pop, Fender benders), Inside Broadway (Raisin in the Sun), Dylan - Sooner & Later (Plagues, pt. 2), Rabbi Sol Solomon on Utz vs. Butler & more!

 

   Upcoming Guests: actors Frank Ferrante & Swoosie Kurtz.

ShalomDammit.com is Rabbi Sol Solomon's blog of Rabbinical Reflections and youtube clips. Rabbi Sol on Twitter: RabbiSolSolomon. Watch Rabbi Sol's stage show, Shalom Dammit! An Evening with Rabbi Sol Solomon, on youtube!

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WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Rabbi Sol Solomon's Rabbinical Reflection #99 (4/20/14) - Utz vs. Butler

TotalTheater reviews & articles

NEW IN PERIODICA

Blurring Boundaries Between Artists and Critics (auth: Charles Giuliano, 5/13)
"Creative Conversations" About American Theater in Sarasota, FL (auth: Marie J. Kilker, 4/14)
Former Chicago Arts Commissioner Says Collaboration is Key to Success for Sarasota Alliance (auth: Marie J. Kilker, 2/14)
Harlem Nights & Leg Lights - Warren Carlyle's Broadway Season (auth: Ellis Nassour, 12/13)
Lauper's `Kinky Boots' Arrives on CD (auth: Ellis Nassour, 6/13)
Mark St. Germain - A Working Playwright (auth: Charles Giuliano, 8/13)
A Theater Conference in Louisville - Humana & Environs(auth: Charles Giuliano, 4/14)

NEW IN CRITICOPIA

BROADWAY REVIEWS

Aladdin (rev: Michall Jeffers, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Aladdin (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Aladdin (rev: Richmond Shepard, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
All the Way (rev: Michall Jefferson, Neil Simon Theater, Broadway, NY, to June 2014
All the Way (rev: Richmond Shepard, Neil Simon Theater, Broadway, NY, to June 2014)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (rev: Richmond Shepard, Stephen Sondheim Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Book of Mormon (rev: Richmond Shepard, Eugene O'Neill Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Bridges of Madison County (rev: Richmond Shepard, Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Bridges of Madison County (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Gerald Schoenfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Chicago (rev: David Lefkowitz, Ambassador Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Cinderella (rev: Richmond Shepard, Broadway Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Cinderella (rev: David Lefkowitz, Broadway Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Cinderella (rev: Glenn Loney, Broadway Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (rev: Richmond Shepard, Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
If/Then (rev: Michall Jeffers, Richard Rodgers Theater, Broadway, open run)
If/Then (rev: Richmond Shepard, Richard Rodgers Theater, Broadway, open run)
Jersey Boys (rev: Richmond Shepard, August Wilson Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Kinky Boots (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Al Hirschfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Kinky Boots (rev: Richmond Shepard, Al Hirschfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Kinky Boots (rev: Glenn Loney, Al Hirschfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Kinky Boots (rev: Scott Bennett, Al Hirschfeld Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Lion King (rev: Simon Saltzman, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Lion King (rev: Ellis Nassour, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Lion King (rev: David Lefkowitz, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Mamma Mia! (rev: Richmond Shepard, Broadhurst Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Mamma Mia! (rev: David Lefkowitz, Broadhurst Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Mamma Mia! (rev: Jeannie Lieberman, Winter Garden/Broadhurst Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Matilda (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Shubert Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Matilda (rev: Richmond Shepard, Shubert Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Motown (rev: Scott Bennett, Lunt-Fontanne Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Newsies (rev: Richmond Shepard, Nederlander Theater, Broadway, NY. open run)
The Phantom of the Opera (rev: David Lefkowitz, Majestic Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Pippin (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Music Box Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Pippin (rev: Richmond Shepard, Music Box Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
A Raisin in the Sun (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Ethel Barrymore Theater, Broadway, NY, to 6/15/14)
Rock of Ages (rev: Richmond Shepard, Helen Hayes Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Rocky (rev: Michall Jeffers, Winter Garden Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Wicked (rev: David Lefkowitz, Gershwin Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Wicked (rev: Steve Cohen, Gershwin Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)

 OFF & OFF-OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

Blue Man Group (rev: David Lefkowitz, Astor Place Theater, off-Broadway, NY, open run)
Heathers (rev: Richmond Shepard, New World Stages, off-Broadway, NY, open run)
I Remember Mama (rev: Edward Rubin, Transport Group at Gym at Judson, off-Broadway, NY, to 4/20/14)
The International (rev: Richmond Shepard, the cell, off-Broadway, NY, to 5/4/14)
Murder for Two (rev: Richmond Shepard, New World Stages, off-Broadway, NY, to 7/6/14)

REGIONAL THEATER REVIEWS

Ain't Misbehavin' (rev: Anne Siegel, Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI, to 5/18/14)
Antigone (rev: Marie J. Kilker, FSU-Asolo Conservatory, Sarasota, FL, to 4/27/14)
Bubbling Brown Sugar (rev: Marie J. Kilker, West Coast Black Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 5/11/14)
4000 Miles (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, to 4/27/14)
The Grapes of Wrath (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Asolo Rep at FSU, Sarasota, FL, to 4/19/14)
I and You (Geva Theater, Rochester, NY, to 4/27/14)
Lend Me a Tenor (rev: Anne Siegel, Milwaukee Chamber Theater, Milwaukee, WI, to 4/27/14)
My Name is Asher Lev (rev: Willard Manus, Fountain Theater, Los Angeles, CA, to 5/18/14)
Ruth Draper's Monologues (rev: Willard Manus, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA, to 5/18/14)
Skin Tight (rev: Anne Siegel, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee, WI, to 4/27/14)
Slowgirl (rev: Willard Manus, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA, to 4/27/14)
Talhotblond (rev: Willard Manus, Ruskin Theater Group, Los Angeles, CA, to 4/26/14)
The Tallest Tree in the Forest (rev: Willard Manus, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, to 5/25/14)
Tom Jones (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 6/1/14)
Too Darn Hot (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 6/1/14)

 INTERNATIONAL THEATER REVIEWS

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (rev: Charles Giuliano, Apollo Theater, London, UK, open run)
Noblesse et Bourgeoisie (rev: Marie J. Kilker, La Comedie Italienne, Paris, France, to 9/30/14)

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