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Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” is a Rollercoaster of Emotions Ending in Joy

Review By Liz Eichler of ”Come From Away”:  Broadway in Cincinnati “Come From Away” is one of the most emotional theatre experiences I’ve had in a long time. From the thunderous standing ovation as it opened in Cincinnati last night, you will feel the same. It is a rollercoaster of emotions for people who have vivid memories of September 11, 2001. From the dive into […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” Lands Close To Home

Review by Nathan Top of “Come From Away”: Broadway in Cincinnati I am often skeptical of stories told with 9/11 as their backdrop, primarily because I have my own story of where I was when it took place in 2001. I remember where I was, who I was with, and what I felt at that […]

Broadway in Cincinnati’s “Come From Away” Searches for Comfort in the Most Uncomfortable of Times

Review by Sheldon Polonsky of “Come From Away”: Broadway in Cincinnati Cincinnati’s Broadway Series begins its 2019-20 season with the timely, moving and critically acclaimed musical “Come From Away,” (book, music and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein) based on events surrounding the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when 38 planes and hundreds of travelers were […]

Human Race’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” Reveals Struggled and Triumphs of Iconic Jazz Singer

Review by Jenifer Moore of ”Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”: Humsn Race Theatre What becomes of the one greatest contributors to the history of jazz following a turbulent life of abuse, prejudice, and addiction? This is a question that the Human Race Theatre Company skillfully answers with “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” now playing until September 29  at the Metropolitan Art Center’s Loft Theatre […]

The Know Theater Blasts Off to the Year 2088 with “The Absentee”

Review by John Woll of “The Absentee”: Know Theatre The Know Theatre‘s newest production,”The Absentee”, by Julia Doolittle, begins its 2019-2020 season with a bang in a futuristic journey to outer space. The time is 2088 and far out in the Milky Way in Dimension 9, a U.S. Space Force ship explodes and brings space […]


Review By David Brush of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”: Human Race Theatre The bio-musical of musical artists is all the rage these days. With the recent success of “The Cher Show” and the upcoming “Tina” opening on Broadway, it seems “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” — a 1986 play with music by Lanie Robertson — was […]

Comedy, Science-Fiction, and Politics collide in Know’s “The Absentee”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich of “The Absentee”: Know Theatre What would you do if you were alone in outer space for an extended period of time with nothing to do? Know Theatre’s world premiere of Julia Doolittle’s “The Absentee” takes on that question and more. The year is 2088 and the Operator of a […]

An Unhappy Family Erupts at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s “August: Osage County”

Review by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich of “August: Osage County”- Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Tolstoy wrote that all happy families are the same, and that every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. In the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s  “August: Osage County”, that adage plays out on stage for the Weston family. Over the course of three […]