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 PERIODICA ARTICLES

Actors' Equity Shakes Up Los Angeles Theater Scene (auth: Willard Manus) 4/15
Cannibalizing Tennessee Williams: Performances & Events in New Orleans (auth: Charles Giuliano) 3/15
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 (Drag) Queen's Speech: Talking with Terence Boyle (auth: Mary Shen Barnidge) 3/15
The Future of Theater (auth: Jack Lyons) 8/14
New Orleans Theater After Katrina (auth: Charles Giuliano) 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
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
Gigi (Neil Simon Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) 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
It's Only a Play (Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 6/7/15
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: 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
Skylight (John Golden Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 6/21/15
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
Little Wars (Clarion Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 5/30/15
Fabulous! The Queen of New Musical Comedies (Times Square Arts Center, rev: Richmond Shepard) 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
My Son the Waiter (Stage 72, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 5/31/15
Pompie's Place (Don't Tell Mama, rev: Richmond Shepard) to 5/28/15
The 39 Steps (Union Square Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
What I Did Last Summer (Signature Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 6/7/15

REGIONAL THEATER

Bad Jews (Theater Wit, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/7/15
Big Fish (First Stage, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 5/31/15
The Book of Mormon (national tour at Marcus Center, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 5/31/15
Bye Bye Liver (Public House, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Chapatti (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 5/30/15
Cowboy Versus Samurai (A-Squared at The Den, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/7/15
Cupid has a Heart On (Stage 773, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
The Herd (Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/7/15
Immediate Family (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 6/7/15
Inana (Timeline Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 7/26/15
Into the Woods (Skylight Music Theater, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 6/15/15
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (Uptown Underground, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
The Little Foxes (Goodman Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/7/15
Never Marry a Girl with Cold Feet (Florida Studio Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 6/7/15
The Second City: Panic on Cloud 9 (Second City, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Shining Lives: A Musical (Northlight Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/14/15
Sounds So Sweet (Black Ensemble Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 5/31/15
Sunset Baby (Odyssey Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 6/7/15
Three Sisters (The Hypocrites at The Den, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/6/15
Train to Zakopane (Rainbow at Edgemar Center, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) open run
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Geva Theater, Rochester, NY, rev: Herbert M. Simpson) to 5/31/15
The White Road (Irish Theater of Chicago at The Den, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 6/13/15

  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