Broadway Review: Plenty of strong moments in uneven ‘Bronx Tale’

Recently, I attended the American Theatre Critics Association conference in New York City, where I saw four Broadway shows for review. The second of my four reviews is “A Bronx Tale” which … Continue reading Broadway Review: Plenty of strong moments in uneven ‘Bronx Tale’

Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ full of warmth and humanity at Broadway San Jose

Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” the latest production that is spending this week at Broadway San Jose, is not a show I would fit into my personal demographic. But as someone … Continue reading Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ full of warmth and humanity at Broadway San Jose

Review: A rich sound is the star of Hillbarn’s ‘Hunchback’

Clopin enters the stage with a seething ferocity, a balladeer ready to hunker down and tell the tale of Quasimodo, the fiendishly ugly yet gentle hunchback man who is resigned … Continue reading Review: A rich sound is the star of Hillbarn’s ‘Hunchback’

Review: Despite flaws, ‘Newsies’ brings about a youthful energy

There is certainly much to like in the touring production of the Disney musical “Newsies,” currently running through March 15th at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. It has a spirit … Continue reading Review: Despite flaws, ‘Newsies’ brings about a youthful energy