USAOnStage NYC: It’s hard not to be hooked by Head Over Heels

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By Lauren Van Hemert, American Theatre Critics Association member If Something Rotten and Mamma Mia had a love child, Head Over Heels might be it. It’s a high-spirited, saucy jaunt radiating with positivity. If the music alone doesn’t hook you, the underlying theme of love and acceptance should. The musical is inspired by Sir Phillip […]

USAOnStage NYC: “The Prom” shows Broadway the midwest…as Broadway sees it

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Review by Karen Topham, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Dean van Meer. This could be ripped from the headlines: Small Conservative Town Cancels Prom Over Fears of Gay Couple. In fact, it was: more than one small town has acted so blindly. It’s a sad fact of current American life that fear of those […]

USAOnStage NYC: ‘King Kong’ serves up a visual feast but lacks substance

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By Lauren Van Hemert, American Theatre Critics Association member; photo by Matthew Murphy The morning after I saw King Kong, someone asked me what I thought. I replied, “The ape got a standing ovation.” So, let’s start there. The most recent retelling of King Kong opened on Broadway this week. The $35 million Australian import […]