Entries by Steven Ross

frontmezzjunkies reviews: Olivier Award winning Rotterdam Off-Broadway at 59E59

Rotterdam: The Sixth Trans-Sense Anna Martine Freeman, Alice McCarthy.  All photos by Hunter Canning. Rotterdam: The Sixth Trans-Sense By Ross Straight from a hugely successful run at the wonderful Trafalgar Studios in London, England, and a thrilling Olivier Award win a few months ago, Jon Brittain’s deeply effecting play, Rotterdam has arrived state side for a short run at 59E59 […]

frontmezzjunkies reviews: Vanity Fair at the Pearl Theatre Off-Broadway

Vanity Fair: The Inventive Bedlam’s Marriage to the Classic Pearl Brad Heberlee, Joey Parsons, Kate Hamill, Tom O’Keefe. All photos by Russ Rowland. Vanity Fair: The Inventive Bedlam’s Marriage to the Classic Pearl By Ross The wicked grin and the sly glance of the Manager, played with a devilish charm by the wonderful Zachary Fine, to see […]

frontmezzjunkies reviews: Anastasia the Musical on Broadway

Anastasia: Hitting their Demographics Wickedly Anastasia: Hitting their Demographics Wickedly By Ross The energy and excitement in the crowd is intoxicating, even though the crowd seems to be made up mostly of teenage girls way below the drinking age. And for me, it’s a blessed thing to see the young audience members beaming with glee to be […]

frontmezzjunkies reviews: Strictly Ballroom The Musical in Toronto

Strictly Ballroom: Still In Need of Some Sparkle and Heart. Strictly Ballroom: Still In Need of Some Sparkle and Heart. By Ross Watching Baz Luhrmann’s stage adaptation of his hilarious and romantic charmer of a film that both makes fun of and lovingly embraces the competitive ballroom dancing world in small town Australia, is an exercise […]

Tony Awards 2017 Predictions

2017 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award Nominations and Predictions Nominations and Predictions for the 2017 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards Nominations were announced last week. Let the guessing games begin: ❤️❤️-who I think SHOULD win ❤️(my next favorite) 🔶-who I think WILL win ❌-who SHOULDN’T win 🏆-who WON on Tony night in June (stay tuned) A […]

frontmezzjunkies reviews: Bandstand on Broadway

Bandstand: Big Bang Swing Bandstand: Big Bang Swing By Ross There is no way that this show is going to let you not pay it your full attention. This loud and fun musical, reminiscent of the old MGM ‘lets-put-on-a-show’ musicals that it references to throughout, starts out with an intense crack and never lets up, volume […]

frontmezzjunkies reviews: A Doll’s House, Part 2 on Broadway

A Doll’s House, Part 2: Compartmentalized Gender and Society Hilariously Chris Cooper, Laurie Metcalf. Photo by Brigitte Lacombe. A Doll’s House, Part 2: Compartmentalized Gender and Society Hilariously By Ross The last time we saw Nora, she walked out the door, leaving behind her shocked husband and unknowing children. In Ibsen’s 1879 masterwork play, Nora’s action is seen […]

frontmezzjunkies lists the Drama Desk Award Nominations 2017

Drama Desk Award Nominations 2017 Drama Desk Award Nominations 2017 By Ross Last Thursday morning I found my way over to Feinstein/54 Below to hear Tony winner Laura Benanti (She Loves Me) and Hamilton star Javier Muñoz read out the nominations for the 2017 Drama Desk Awards. The Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! led the pack with ten nominations (including nods for Outstanding Revival […]