Michael Bourne

Mummenschanz
Mummenschanz.com

Theater critic Michael Bourne says he enjoyed the return of a show off-Broadway, he just doesn’t know what it is. 

Click above to hear Michael's review of Mummenschanz.

Sweeney Todd
Barrow Street Theatre

While he didn't eat the meat pies available for theater guests, theater critic Michael Bourne loved the experience of  Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Theatre in NYC.

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Carmen Jones
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The 2018-2019 theatre season is underway, and WBGO's theater critic Michael Bourne is back, off-Broadway, with a long-overdue revival of a classic inspired by a classic "Carmen Jones".

Paradise Blue
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Theater critic Michael Bourne goes off Broadway to review Paradise Blue, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

Click above to hear Michael's review of the new jazz play.

Saint Joan
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Theater Critic Michael Bourne has enjoyed this year's jam-packed revival display on and off Broadway.

Click above to hear Michael's full rundown of shows that are worth your time and money.

Desperate Measures
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The Tony Awards celebrate what happens ON Broadway, but WBGO theater critic Michael Bourne is often even busier OFF Broadway.

Click above to hear Michael's reviews of some Outer Critic Circle Award-winning shows off Broadway.

WBGO Theater Critic Michael Bourne looks back on his favorite musicals of the 2017-2018 Broadway Season and reveals some of his picks for the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

Harry Potter
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews several pop culture related shows on Broadway, including Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Frozen
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews three musicals from movies.  Frozen, Mean Girls and The Sting are now on Broadway.  

Disney's Frozen won an Oscar.  Now it's going for a Tony.  Bourne wasn't sold on that possibility, unless Olaf the snowman picks up an award.

Three Tall Women
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of Edward Albee's Three Tall Women on Broadway.

Angels in America
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Theater Critic Michael Bourne is thrilled about the latest revival of Angels in America.

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publictheater.org

Politics is always in the news, and from time to time is also on the stage.  So says theatre critic Michael Bourne.  Click above to hear his review on the WBGO Journal.  

At Home At The Zoo
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of Edward Albee's At Home At The Zoo.

John Lithgow
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John Lithgow earned a Tony award playing a badly injured rugby player in his Broadway debut 45 years ago. He’s starred in two dozen Broadway shows since then, and in his Roundabout Theatre debut he’s now playing himself. Theater critic Michael Bourne has a review.

Spongebob Squarepants
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Farinelli and the King, Meteor Shower, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

The Children
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Junk, Describe The Night and The Children.

Pride and Prejudice
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Theater Critic Michael Bourne reviews Twelfth Night, Pride and Prejudice and It's a Wonderful Life!

Uma Thurman
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews several shows that don't shed positive light on President Trump, including a new play starring Oscar nominee Uma Thurman.

The Band's Visit
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Broadway's The Band's Visit and Desperate Measures off-Broadway.

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Illyria
Playbill.com

Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews three off-Broadway production during the year-end theatre marathon: Illyria, Jesus Hopped on the A Train, School Girls; Or the African Mean Girls

M. Butterfly
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The Broadway season is heating up for the holiday season, although not all the plays are light-hearted.  

Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the revival of the play M. Butterfly.

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Measure for Measure
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Measure For Measure at the Public Theater.

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Irish Rep
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Theater critic Michael Bourne talks about some works with Irish connections. 

The Irish Repertory Theatre presents the Brian Friel play The Home Place, meanwhile New York cabby John McDonaugh talks about 35 years of “driving New York crazy”.

For almost 30 years, The Irish Repertory Theatre has been presenting classic and new Irish plays. They renovated the theatre on 22nd Street last year, and WBGO theater critic Michael Bourne reviews these two shows opening the new season.

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roundabouttheatre.org

The Broadway season is underway, but theater critic Michael Bourne is looking back -- way back -- You can listen to Michael Bourne's review by clicking the link above.

A Clockwork Orange
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Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews the off-Broadway production of A Clockwork Orange.

Prince of Broadway
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A new show on Broadway not only begins the New York musical theater season, it also celebrates seven decades of the greatest musicals.  Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Prince of Broadway.

Prince of Broadway celebrates the shows produced and directed by Hal Prince.

Michael Moore
Playbill.com

Theater critic Michael Bourne gives us his thoughts on Michael Moore On Broadway.  Moore, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker behind Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, brings his unrivaled powers of provocation and satire to the stage for the first time in The Terms of My Surrender. 

The world premiere one-man play is directed by Tony winner Michael Mayer.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Theater critic Michael Bourne heads back to Shakespeare in the Park for the latest production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Money Talks
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WBGO Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews Money Talks.  The musical comedy is playing Off-Broadway.

Benoit Rousseau

“I think this was a vintage year,” said Andre Menard, one of the founders of Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, and a friend of mine for 25 years.

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