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HIGH NOTES
2017 CAST ALBUM ROUND-UP
HIGH NOTES
For fans of cast albums, Bandstand and The Band’s Visit were among the standouts of this past year.
Reviewed by: MATT WINDMAN READ MORE
THE FALLOUT ZONE
THE CHILDREN
at Manhattan Theatre Club

THE FALLOUT ZONE
Lucy Kirkwood’s latest examines the decades-old relationship between three old friends.
Reviewed by: JESSICA BRANCH READ MORE
THE MAD KING
FARINELLI AND THE KING
at Belasco Theatre

THE MAD KING
Mark Rylance takes on a full spectrum of emotion in this impressive performance.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
CIRCUS DREAMS
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
CIRCUS DREAMS
Though not without its magic moments, this film musical starring Hugh Jackman is at times over-directed and overwrought.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
at Palace Theatre

SAVING BIKINI BOTTOM
From the music to the costumes to the four-legged tap-dance, SpongeBob is a hit.
Reviewed by: ROBERT CASHILL READ MORE
COSMIC CRAZINESS
METEOR SHOWER
at Booth Theatre

COSMIC CRAZINESS
Steve Martin’s zestless couples comedy is high on wackiness but low on laughs.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
GODS AND GODDESSES
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
at Circle in the Square

GODS AND GODDESSES
Hailey Kilgore makes an exciting Broadway debut in a rich and creative production of this musical fable.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE
THE PARISIAN WOMAN
at Hudson Theatre

HOLLYWOOD FOR UGLY PEOPLE
A play about greed and scandal in Washington comes across as flat and uninspired.
Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE
UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
THE BAND’S VISIT
at Barrymore Theatre

UNLIKELY CONNECTIONS
This touching tale about universal longings offers musical-theater fans a refreshing taste of something different.
Reviewed by: BRIAN SCOTT LIPTON READ MORE
THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL
SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY
at Walter Kerr Theatre

THE BRUUUUCE-ICAL

While it may not be high on drama, an evening with the Boss is always special.

Reviewed by: DAVID COTE READ MORE


HIP HOP HYPE
HAMILTON
at Victoria Palace

HIP HOP HYPE

The smash-hit musical, and all its hype, come to the West End.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
TANGLED STRINGS
PINOCCHIO
at the National (Lyttelton)

TANGLED STRINGS

Nearly all the magic of this iconic story gets lost in this unfocused production.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
PROM QUEEN
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
at Apollo Theatre

PROM QUEEN

This story of a 16-year-old who wants to be a drag queen is heavily derivative of other recent musicals.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
MAD AS HELL
NETWORK
at the National (Lyttelton)

MAD AS HELL

The National makes the rare move of bringing a movie to the stage, with Bryan Cranston excellent in the lead role.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE
THE ONE THAT I WANT
GREASE
at Théâtre Mogador (Paris)

THE ONE THAT I WANT

The worldwide musical phenomenon gets a throwback production in French.

Reviewed by: MERVYN ROTHSTEIN READ MORE
NEW AND IMPROVED
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
at Garrick Theatre

NEW AND IMPROVED

Throwing the kitchen sink of jokes at you, Mel Brooks' musical comedy is worth revisiting.

Reviewed by: CLIVE HIRSCHHORN READ MORE

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SCHEDULE UPDATES -
Yes, Prime Minister contracts its run, while A Chorus Line expands its own.
POWERHOUSE OF THEATRE - After 11 years as the Almeida Theatre's artistic director, Michael Attenborough is stepping down to focus on directing. 

SONGS FROM THE HEART - Once the Tony-Award winning musical is set to hit London in January.


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