“Motown” Star Tells Us What’s Going On by Kevin M. Thomas

To say I met “Marvin Gaye” would be a disservice to the originally talented Bryan Terrell Clark, who plays the music icon in the Tony nominated “Motown The Musical.” Sure Clark has Gaye’s smile. In meeting him it turns out that’s not acting, it’s a gift. But Clark does feel a strong connection to the singer as […] Click to read more »

The Good “Nance”: Nathan Lane and Company Make Show Worthwhile by Kevin M. Thomas

I am such a fan of writer Douglas Carter Beane and actor Nathan Lane that I thought “The Nance” would be the best play on Broadway this year. The play is really good. It’s witty, ribald and heartbreaking as it tells the story of a gay burlesque actor who has to use secret codes and […] Click to read more »

A Star is Born (redux): Rebecca Naomi Jones and Company Kill in “Murder Ballad” by Kevin M. Thomas

“Murder Ballad” returns to Off-Broadway and kills it. Three of the original actors are back in the production which has moved to New York’s Union Square Theatre. Read Original Review here. Now in this slightly bigger venue, the show still packs a wallop, even without Tony winning Karen Olivio reprising her role.Caissie Levy does a great […] Click to read more »

Broadway Debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein plus “Peter” truly make stage fun for ALL by Kevin M. Thomas

Musicals “for people of all ages” have always been a Broadway mainstay. With recent closures of “Mary Poppins” and “Billy Elliot,” it seems that “The Lion King” and “Newsies” are the only ones to carry the family oriented banner. No worries – a flurry of new shows have opened that truly seem to have mass appeal. […] Click to read more »

Pulitzer Prize winning play, ‘Clybourne Park’ shakes up Broadway with a two act play about race relations and real estate that aren’t so different in 1959 compared to today.

Nominated for four Tony awards including  Best Play, Direction, Scenic Design and Best Featured Actor (Jeremy Shamos), ‘Clybourne Park’ is an innovative look on race relations spanning over 50 years, plus a take on the classic, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’. In the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’, an African American […] Click to read more »

Congratulations to Jessie Mueller and Condola Rashad for their nominations for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and Play

Jessie Mueller Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” “I’ve always dreamed about being nominated. I think everybody thinks about what they’d say in their Tony speech. But honestly, it just feels like, ‘Oh, this is happening to me? This is what happens […] Click to read more »

And the nominees for a Tony Award won’t include “Spider Man” by Kevin M. Thomas

Tony Award nominations come out on May 3 and there will likely be a few surprises mixed in with some safe choices. But no matter what the result is, the Tony race will between only 14 shows in the musical categories. The cutoff is April 28 and not all of the shows have opened. So […] Click to read more »

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”: THE show to see by Kevin M. Thomas

There’s so much cross dressing on Broadway these days that it’s hard for something to standout any more. We’ve got “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Divine Sister” and “La Cage aux Folles” for starters. Move over bitches as there’s a new set of drag queens coming to town in the form of “Priscilla, Queen […] Click to read more »

“Falling For Eve” Retells and Reworks the Original Love Story, ‘Adam and Eve’ with Humor, Song and a MultiCultural Cast! Video Feature!!

The new Off Broadway musical, “Falling For Eve” opened last week with a refreshing twist on the original story, ‘Adam and Eve’. With a book by TONY award winner, Joe DiPietro (Memphis), Music by Bret Simmons and lyrics by David Howard, the new musical is well conceived and executed with a stellar cast including Jose […] Click to read more »