updated Jan. 30, 2015

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 PERIODICA ARTICLES

Breakfast with Playwright Mark St. Germain (auth: Charles Giuliano) 8/14
The Future of Theater (auth: Jack Lyons) 8/14
Elizabeth Ashley: She Wouldn't Change a Thing (auth: Ellis Nassour) 1/15
Risk and Resurrection: A Winter Theater Special from Chicago (auth: Mary Shen Barnidge) 1/15
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
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
Constellations (Samuel J. Friedman Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 3/15/15
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
A Delicate Balance (John Golden Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 2/22/15
Disgraced (Lyceum Theater, rev: Elizabeth Ahlfors) to 3/1/15
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
Honeymoon in Vegas (Nederlander Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) open run
If/Then (Richard Rodgers Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 3/22/15
If/Then (Richard Rodgers Theater, rev: Richmond shepard) to 3/22/15
It's Only a Play (Bernard B. Jacobs Theater, rev: Michall Jeffers) to 3/29/15
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 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
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
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
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: Elizabeth Ahlfors) open run
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 4/5/15

REGIONAL THEATER

Airline Highway (Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 2/8/15
The Beautiful Music All Around Us (Milwaukee Rep, Milwaukee, WI, rev: Anne Siegel) to 3/15/15
Both Your Houses (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Klker) to 4/12/15
Bye Bye Liver (Public House, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Cupid has a Heart On (Stage 773, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye (CTG - Ahmanson Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 3/15/15
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
Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (First Floor Theater at Flatiron Center, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 1/31/15
The Foursome (Manatee Players, Bradenton, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 2/1/15
Good People (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 3/1/15
Keys of the Kingdom (Stage Left at Theater Wit, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) to 2/15/15
Kiss Kiss Cabaret (Uptown Underground, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Knock Me a Kiss (Westcoast Black Theater, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 2/8/15
Life Upon the Wicked Stage (Gypsy Stage, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 2/4/15
The Matchmaker (Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL, rev: Marie J. Kilker) to 4/11/15)
Revival (Lucid Dramatics at Acting Artists Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 2/7/15
The Second City: Panic on Cloud 9 (Second City, Chicago, IL, rev: Mary Shen Barnidge) open run
Serrano (Matrix Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 3/29/15
Train to Zakopane (Rainbow at Edgemar Center, Santa Monica, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to open run
Wicked (tour at Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, CA, rev: Willard Manus) to 3/15/15

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