Entries by Steven Ross

Watch Out, Some Mean Girls Storm Broadway

Erika Henningsen, Ashley Park, Taylor Louderman, Kate Rockwell, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and the Company of Mean Girls. Photo Credit: © 2017 Joan Marcus.   The Review: Mean Girls on Broadway By Ross For anyone who has ever seen any of Tina Fey’s work on the television shows, “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“, it is perfectly obvious that she knows what she’s doing, especially in […]

Anything Goes Sets Sail at Musicals Tonight

The Review: Musicals Tonight – Anything Goes by Ross I’ve never been to one of the many offerings of Musicals Tonight, the not-for profit theatre company that dares to stage big time musicals on a budget that probably is as small as the intimate Acorn Theatre where they are currently sailing away with Anything Goes at Theatre Row. But […]

STC’s Hamlet: Michael Urie Vibrates on a Whole Other Plane, Majestically.

Avery Glymph, Michael Urie, Federico Rodriguez. Photo by by Scott Suchman. The Review: Michael Urie in STC’s Hamlet.  By Ross Over there in Washington D.C., there is definitely something rotten in the state, most likely in that big white house a few blocks away from the Shakespeare Theatre Company, but it certainly isn’t Michael Urie in Hamlet currently playing until March 4th. […]

Chess: A Musical I’ve Been Waiting For Decades to See Their Next Move.

Ramin Karimloo (center)and Ensemble in Chess. Photo by Teresa Wood. The Review: Broadway Center Stage’s Chess By Ross In June of last year, Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar), the incredible lyric and book writer of many of my favorite musicals, announced that after a recent successful table reading, the long-awaited revival of the musical, Chess, with music […]

Bright Colors And Bold Patterns: Hiller Stirs Up the Same Wild Cocktails… But Made With a Darker Liquor.

Jeff Hiller. All photos by Russ Rowland. Bright Colors And Bold Patterns: Hiller Stirs Up the Same Wild Cocktails… But Made With a Darker Liquor. This is my third time being a guest poolside for Bright Colors And Bold Patterns, my second time at Soho Playhouse, and the first time with the new lead, Jeff Hiller (Broadway’s Bloody Bloody Andrew […]