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  • Diana Martinez reviews the world premiere of The Last Ship Jul 1, 2014 2:52 PM
    Short and Sweet host, Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago, reviews The Last Ship.

     
  • Selected winners at the 2014 Tony Awards Jun 8, 2014 11:04 PM
    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Mark Rylance, “Twelfth Night.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lena Hall, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Direction of a Musical: Darko Tresnjak, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” Best Direction of a Play: Kenny Leon, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Score: Jason Robert Brown, “The Bridges of Madison County.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: James Monroe Iglehart “Aladdin.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sophie Okonedo, “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, “All the Way.” Best Play: “All The Way.” Best Revival of a Play: “A Raisin in the Sun.” Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Revival of a Musical: “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Jessie Mueller, “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.” Best Musical: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”

     
  • Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston, NPH win Tonys Jun 9, 2014 2:08 AM
    The murderous romp “A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder” has gotten a lot of love at the Tony Awards — it nabbed the best new musical trophy on a night that saw Audra McDonald, Bryan Cranston and Neil Patrick Harris all took home big awards.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Jennifer Irwin reviews ‘Buyer and Cellar’ with Diana Martinez May 21, 2014 11:13 AM
    Short and Sweet critic Jennifer Irwin reviews 'Buyer and Cellar' in an interview with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Mike Latone reviews ‘Motown the Musical’ with Diana Martinez May 21, 2014 10:38 AM
    Short and Sweet critic Mike Latone reviews Motown the Musical in an interview with Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Beth Kahan reviews ‘Wizard of Oz’ with Diana Martinez May 9, 2014 3:51 PM
    Short and Sweet guest critic Beth Kahan of St. Charles discusses her reactions to Broadway in Chicago’s “Wizard of Oz with host Diana Martinez. Kahan draws upon her experience as an actress – including her experience playing a munchkin in her school’s rendition of “Wizard of Oz” – to critique the show.

     
  • Critic for the day, Joseph Billquist, discusses Peter and the Starcatcher with host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago Apr 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    Short & Sweet guest critic Joseph Billquist shares his perspective on Peter and the Starcatcher with Broadway in Chicago host  Diana Martinez.

     
  • Short & Sweet critic Ellen Ferrera reviews Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, hosted by Diana Martinez Mar 27, 2014 8:55 AM
    Short and Sweet Critic for the day, Ellen Ferrera of Villa Parks, shares her perspective on Broadway in Chicago's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with host, Diana Martinez.

     
  • Short & Sweet critic Dorothea Schultz reviews Heartbeat of Home, hosted by Diana Martinez Mar 10, 2014 9:28 AM
    Short & Sweet critic for the day, Dorothea Schultz of Itasca, discusses Broadway in Chicago's Heartbeat of Home with Short & Sweet host Diana Martinez.

     
  • Chicago The Musical - Review by Diana Martinez Feb 28, 2014 5:37 PM
    Short and Sweet host Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago discusses the highlights of Chicago the Musical, playing through March 2 at the Bank of America Theatre.

     
  • Short and Sweet Review: Phantom of the Opera Jan 27, 2014 4:38 PM
    Short and Sweet critic for the day, Terri Penas of Bartlett, discusses her reaction to Phantom of the Opera in an interview with host, Diana Martinez of Broadway in Chicago.

     
  • Short and Sweet critic Lauren Dennhardt reviews Ghost the Musical, hosted by Diana Martinez Jan 17, 2014 4:20 PM
    Short and Sweet critic for the day, Lauren Dennhardt of Buffalo Grove, reviews Ghost the Musical in an interview with Diana Martinez.

     
  • Short & Sweet guest critic Karen Whalen reviews Elf the Musical, hosted by Diana Martinez Dec 12, 2013 12:14 PM
    Short & Sweet critic for the day, Karen Whalen, shares her perspective on Elf the musical with host Diana Martinez.

     
  • Short & Sweet guest critic Ed Moon reviews Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical™, hosted by Diana Martinez Dec 12, 2013 12:19 PM
    Short & Sweet critic for the day, Ed Moon, shares his perspective on the musical Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with host Diana Martinez.

     
  • 50 Shades the Musical: Bring on the sequel! Dec 12, 2013 11:41 AM
    Diana Martinez describes her experience seeing the musical sketch-comedy-parody of the novel, 50 Shades of Grey.

     
  • Short & Sweet critic Sarah Pouls reviews Wicked Dec 5, 2013 11:03 AM
    Critic for the day, Sarah Pouls of Schaumburg, reviews Wicked. A recent graduate of Augustana College, Pouls draws upon her experience as a theater minor to critique the show.

     
  • From directing to dialogue: A look at theater reviewing Nov 1, 2013 6:09 AM
    “Everyone's a critic.” What had been an expression is now reality for anyone with an opinion and access to the Internet. It's a big tent, and it's about to get bigger now that the Daily Herald and Broadway in Chicago have teamed up to offers readers a chance to review BIC productions as part of Short and Sweet, an online video series featuring theater reivews from audience members.

     
  • Short & Sweet Critic reviews Flashdance Oct 25, 2013 10:06 AM
    Critic for the day, Taylor Gabby, gives the low down on the show from the audience perspective.

     
  • Short & Sweet critic reviews Big Fish Oct 25, 2013 10:03 AM
    Critic for the day, Dan Gartlan, was drawn into the production of Big Fish: "With suspended belief, you can take it all in."

     
  • Short & Sweet critic reviews Evita Oct 25, 2013 10:06 AM
    Critic for the day, Matthew Jones, reviews Evita. Jones provides the audience perspective with an interview with Diana Martinez.

     
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