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This Week on Stage: 'Memphis,' 'After Miss Julie,' and EW's complete theater guide

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after_miss_julie_lThis week saw the opening of two new Broadway productions: Memphis, an original musical from the creators of The Toxic Avenger Musical, and After Miss Julie, an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie starring Jonny Lee Miller and Sienna Miller (left). EW’s Clark Collis calls Memphis “a mixed bag” and gives it a C+, while Jeff Labrecque gives After Miss Julie a C and remarks that “the actors’ chemistry is surprisingly stagnant.”

Still hunting for something to see on stage? Check out the EW.com Stage hub for up-to-date news and reviews; or consult this handy guide below, which includes links to all of our stage reviews of current shows. (Note: The reviews are typically of the show’s original casts.)

BROADWAY

The Addams Family – Musical; opens 2010

After Miss Julie – Drama; opened 10/22/2009; EW grade: C

Billy Elliot – Musical; opened 11/13/08; EW grade: B+

Burn the Floor – Musical; opened 8/3/09; EW grade: A–

Bye Bye Birdie – Musical Revival; opened 10/15/2009; EW grade: C+

Chicago – Musical Revival; opened 11/14/1996; EW grade: A+

Fela! – Musical; opens 11/23/2009

Finian’s Rainbow – Musical Revival; opens 10/29/2009

God of Carnage – Comedy; opened 3/22/2009; EW grade: A–

Hair – Musical Revival; opened 3/31/2009; EW grade: A–

Hamlet – Drama Revival; opened 10/6/09; EW grade: B+

In the Heights – Musical; opened 2/14/2009; EW grade: A–

In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play – Comedy; opens 11/19/2009

Jersey Boys – Musical; opened 11/7/2005; EW grade: A

The Lion King – Musical; opened 11/13/1997; EW grade: A+

A Little Night Music – Musical Revival; opens 12/13/2009

Mamma Mia! – Musical; opened 10/18/2001; EW grade: B+

Mary Poppins – Musical; opened 11/16/2009; EW grade: A–

Memphis – Musical; opened 10/19/2009; EW grade: C+

The Neil Simon Plays: Brighton Beach Memoirs – Drama Revival; opens 10/25/2009

The Neil Simon Plays: Broadway Bound – Drama Revival; opens 12/10/2009

Next to Normal – Musical; opened 4/19/2009; EW grade: A

Oleanna – Drama Revival; opened 10/11/2009; EW grade: C–

The Phantom of the Opera – Musical; opened 1/26/1988

Race – Drama; opens 12/6/2009

Ragtime – Musical Revival; opens 11/15/2009

Rock of Ages – Musical; opened 4/7/2009; EW grade: C+

The Royal Family – Comedy Revival; opened 10/8/09; EW grade: B+

Shrek the Musical – Musical; opened 12/14/2008; EW grade: B+

South Pacific – Musical Revival; opened 4/3/2008; EW grade: A

Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark – Musical; opens 2010

A Steady Rain – Drama; opened 9/29/2009; EW grade: C+

Superior Donuts – Drama; opened 10/1/09; EW grade: B

The 39 Steps – Comedy; opened 1/4/2008; EW grade: B+

West Side Story – Musical Revival; opened 3/19/2009; EW grade: B

Wicked – Musical; opened 10/30/03; EW grade: B

Wishful Drinking – Drama/Comedy; opened 10/4/2009; EW grade: A–

OFF BROADWAY

Altar Boyz – Musical; opened 3/1/2005; EW grade: B+

Avenue Q – Musical; reopened 10/21/2009; EW grade: A

Blue Man Group – Special Performance; opened 11/11/1991

The Fantasticks – Musical Revival; opened 6/16/2008; EW grade: B+

Let Me Down Easy – Drama; opened 10/7/2009; EW grade: A–

Love, Loss, and What I Wore – Drama; opened 10/1/2009; EW grade: B+

Our Town – Drama Revival; opened 2/26/2009

Still Life – Drama; opened 10/5/2009; EW grade: C–

Stomp – Special Performance; opened 2/27/1994

The Toxic Avenger Musical – Musical; opened 4/6/2009; EW grade: B

Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet – Comedy; opened 9/30/2009; EW grade: C

ELSEWHERE

August Osage County (national tour with Estelle Parsons) — EW grade: A

(Las Vegas) – Special Performance; opened November 2004; EW grade: A–

LOVE (Las Vegas) – Musical Revue; opened 8/24/2006; EW grade: A–

Mystere (Las Vegas) – Special Performance; opened 15/25/1993; EW grade: A

O (Las Vegas) – Special Performance; opened October 1998; EW grade: A–

Zumanity (Las Vegas) – Special Performance; opened September 2003; EW grade: C

More Stage coverage from EW:
EW’s Stage coverage
‘After Miss Julie’ review
Adam Shankman to direct ‘Rock of Ages’
‘Memphis’ review
‘Bye Bye Birdie’ review

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus