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August 25, 2014




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New York critic David Spencer reviews:

Musicals on both sides of the US/Canadian border:

Once
(The New Leads)
Book by Enda Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová
Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney
Starring Paul Alexander Nolan and Jessie Fisher
Directed by John Tiffany
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, NYC

Man of La Mancha
Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Robert McQueen
Starring Tom Rooney, Robin Hutton and Steve Ross
in repertory at the Avon Theatre
Stratford Festival, Ontario

Crazy for You
Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Book by Ken Ludwig
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore
Starring Josh Franklin, Natalie Daradich and Tom Rooney
in repertory at the Festival Theatre
Stratford Festival, Ontario

Alice Through the Looking Glass
by Lewis Carroll
Adapted by James Reaney
Original Music by Jonathan Monro
Directed by Jillian Kelley
Starring Trish Lindström
in repertory at the Avon Theatre
Stratford Festival, Ontario

Company
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by Gary Griffin
Starring Dan Chameroy,
Louise Pitre and Brent Carver
A Production of Theatre 20
Toronto

San Francisco critic Judy Richter reviews:

The Great Pretender
by David West Read
Directed by Stephen Brackett
Presented by TheatreWorks
Lucie Stern Theatre

Monsieur Chopin

by Hershey Felder
Directed by Joel Zwick
Presented by Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Thrust Stage

Moby Dick — Rehearsed

by Orson Welles
Directed by Rush Rehm
Presented by Stanford Repertory Theater
Pigott Theater (Memorial Auditorium)

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw
Presented by California Shakespeare Theater
Directed by Jonathan Moscone
Bruns Memorial Amphitheater

South Pacific
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II & Joshua Logan
Based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific
Directed by Milissa Carey
Presented by Foothill Music Theatre
Smithwick Theatre

Philadelphia critic Claudia Perry reviews:

The Book of Mormon
(National Tour)
Book, Music and Lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
Directed by Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
Forrest Theatre

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
by Christopher Durang
Directed by Sheryl Kaller
Bucks County Playhouse

Berkshires & Environs critic Joel Greenberg reviews:

Cedars
by Erik Tarloff
Directed by Keira Naughton
Starring James Naughton

Berkshire Theatre Festival
Fitzpatrick Mainstage

Dorrance Dance

Artistic Director: Michelle Dorrance

Jacob’s Pillow/Doris Duke Theatre

The Golem of Havana

Music
& Orchestrations by Salomon Lerner
Lyrics by Len Schiff
Book & Directon by Michel Hausmann

Barrington Stage Company

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