JULY 2014

NEW ADDITIONS

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Next Dave's Gone By radio show: 

Sat, Aug. 2, 9am-noon(MT) / 11-2pm(ET) live on uncradio.com, #474: "Having a Ball" - Featuring: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with actor-singer GEORGE BALL. Plus: Inside Broadway, Saturday Segues (Joseph Spence, Tony Bennett), Dylan - Sooner & Later (Another Side Knocked Out Again), Rabbi Sol Solomon's Rabbinical Reflection, this week's Wretched Pun of Destiny & more!


Listen to Dave’s Gone By episode #473 (“Bucchs County”), aired 7/19/14: Rabbi Sol Solomon chats with songwriter John Bucchino. Plus: Saturday Segues (octopuses, Nikki Sudden, Elaine Stritch), Inside Broadway, Dave’s Rolf Harris song, and Dylan – Sooner or Later (July Releases).

 

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!

HUMOR

NEW!  Dave Lefkowitz's song about the arrest and conviction of Australian TV legend Rolf Harris:  "Take Your Underoos Down (The Rolf Harris Song")!  LISTEN HERE:

WATCH ON YOUTUBE: Rabbi Sol Solomon's Rabbinical Reflection #103 (7/5/14) - Brothers' Keepers

AT LAST! All 10 complete half-hour episodes of Rabbi Sol Solomon's classic 2007-08 TV show, "Shalom Dammit: Rabbi Sol Solomon's Peace, Love & Acid Reflux Hour"
See them here!

TotalTheater reviews & articles

NEW IN PERIODICA

"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)
Sir Laurence Olivier Intimately Revealed in New, Telling Biography (auth: Ellis Nassour, 7/14)

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: Jeannie Lieberman, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Aladdin (rev: Richmond Shepard, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Aladdin (rev: Elyse Trevers, New Amsterdam Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (rev: Richmond Shepard, Stephen Sondheim Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (rev: Jeannie Lieberman, Stephen Sondheim Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
The Book of Mormon (rev: Richmond Shepard, Eugene O'Neill 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: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (rev: Richmond Shepard, Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (rev: Michall Jeffers, Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder (rev: Elyse Trevers, Walter Kerr Theater, Broadway, NY, open run)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (rev: Michall Jeffers, Belasco Theater, Broadway, NY, to 8/17/14)
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)
Of Mice and Men (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Longacre Theater, Broadway, NY, to 7/27/14)
The Phantom of the Opera (rev: Jeannie Lieberman, Majestic 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)
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)
Clown Bar (rev: Richmond Shepard, The Box, off-Broadway, NY, to 8/23/14)
Fuerza Bruta: Wayra (rev: Richmond Shepard, Daryl Roth Theater, off-Broadway, NY, open run)
Heathers (rev: Richmond Shepard, New World Stages, off-Broadway, NY, to 8/4/14)
Just Jim Dale (Roundabout at Laura Pels, off-Broadway, to 8/10/14)
Sharon McNight: Red Hot Mama (rev: Richmond Shepard, Metropolitan Room, off-Broadway, NY, to 8/3/14)
When We Were Young and Unafraid (rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors, Manhattan Theater Club, off-Broadway, to 8/10/14)

REGIONAL THEATER REVIEWS

Clearly Invisible (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 8/3/14)
The Curse of Oedipus (rev: Willard Manus, Antaeus Theater, Los Angeles, CA, to 8/10/14)
Dixie's Tupperware Party (rev: Willard Manus, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA, to 8/3/14)
Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Westcoast Black Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 8/10/14)
The Phantom of the Opera (rev: Anne Siegel; national tour at Marcus Center, Milwaukee, WI, to 8/3/14)
The Sty of the Blind Pig (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Banyan Theater at FSU, Sarasota, FL, to 8/3/14)
Taking Shakespeare (rev: Marie J. Kilker, Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, to 8/17/14)

  INTERNATIONAL THEATER REVIEWS

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (rev: Charles Giuliano, Apollo Theater, London, UK, open run)
Dreams and Other Nightmares (rev: Willard Manus, Tron Theater, Glasgow, Scotland, to 8/2/14)
Noblesse et Bourgeoisie (rev: Marie J. Kilker, La Comedie Italienne, Paris, France, to 9/30/14)

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