Tag Archives: Kevin Black

Stage Door’s “Vegas: Night On The Strip” Is Blazing Revue

It won’t be hard for patrons to locate Broward Stage Door’s newest revue, Vegas: A Night on the Strip. All they have to do is look for the flames from the three-alarm fire as the production burns down the house.

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Vibrant Swing! Swing! Swing! Revue Among Stage Door’s Best

The skill, power and imagination that Kevin Black, Ben Bagby and their colleagues have invested make Swing! Swing! Swing! as good or better than any other revue that Broward Stage Door has produced. back in time.

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Soul of Motor City Delivers The Detroit Sound At Stage Door

Greying Boomers may instinctively resist that the music of their lives is being repackaged into stage revues with little or no story the way Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer’s songbooks have been for the past two decades. But when it’s done with as much skill and verve as Broward Stage Door’s The Soul of Motor City, it’s hard not to get swept up.

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Don’t Cry For This Vibrant Evita Revival At Broward Stage Door

A supremely confident and corrupt demagogue whips up the sheep in a populist uprising targeting a change in the government status quo. While that sounds like the latest CNN report, it’s actually Evita at Broward Stage Door which lands more effectively than any recent offering at the Margate theater.

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Stage Door Revives Hit Jukebox Revue ‘What’s New Pussycat’

Broward Stage Door revives its 2014 hit jukebox musical of hit tunes from the late 1950s through the early 1970s, What’s New Pussycat, with a new cast.

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Willow Theatre’s Jazz Singer Lacks Historical Perspective

The Jazz Singer: The Musical never really takes its audience back in time, but has a false feeling that we’re watching actors put on a play. But there are reasons this production at the Willow Theatre is an audience crowd pleaser: audience sing-a-longs of timeless standards and talented actors who give it their all.

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Stage Door’s “Pompadour” Is Eclectic But Not Exciting Stroll Down Memory Lane Of Pop Hits

By Bill Hirschman Pompadour, the new musical subtitled Hits, Harmony and Hairspray bowing at Broward Stage Door, is what it is and is what it wants to be. So the question that only you can answer is whether it’s what …

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Stage Door Keeps Its Promises In Revival Of 1960’s Hit Musical

Broward Stage Door’s earnest intriguing revival of Promises, Promises embraces its up-to-the-moment pop score for 1968, a witty and insightful script, frenetic choreography that caught the zeitgeist of the time, and some deceptively subtle performances to become a wildly-popular hit just as the social fabric of the country was in transition.

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Shorts Gone Wild Is Rainbow Of Gay-Themed Plays For Everyone

If the context of the eight sketches in Shorts Gone Wild 3 is primarily gay-centric, the material and performances have markedly improved year after year until it has reached a high-water mark in the series’ quality.

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Entr’actre’s Into The Woods Is Appropriate Segue To Performers’ Second Act

At Entr’acte Theatrix’s production of Into The Woods, the special pleasure was watching nascent talent taking unsteady but ever more sure steps in their evolution en route to fully-blossomed professionalism.

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