Dan Dwyer is an independent theatre reviewer and radio interview host. His radio show, "Off Script," is broadcast on NPR affiliate WHDD Robin Hood Radio. Podcasts of his interviews, along with his reviews, are posted on www.offscriptdandwyer.com. Dan’s reviews of Broadway musicals appear translated in "Blickpunkt Musical," the German magazine of international musical theater. Dan completed a workshop in directing at Yale University in the summer of 2015, and has directed rehearsed readings at the Berkshire Theatre Group. Dan is proprietor of Johnnycake Books, specializing in rare and collectible books, in Salisbury, Connecticut.
THEATER REVIEW: ‘Godspell’: Broadway’s ghost light blazes in the Berkshires
This “Godspell” isn’t just the folksy, feel-good take on the New Testament that first appeared off-Broadway in 1971. It’s a clarion call of the times, COVID and all. As is. Now.
REVIEW: ‘HAMILTON: An American Musical’ has urgent, current relevance
There are rare occasions in the theater when one sees something so totally original, one knows one’s witnessing something historic.
REVIEW: ‘Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration’
There’s nothing like being at the theater, seeing performances like this live, but as Sondheim writes in “With So Little to Be Sure Of”: “we had a moment, a wonderful moment.”
Musical theater in the age of coronavirus: An American report
The coronavirus pandemic has shut theaters all across America, like the rest of the world, for months at least. What’s beyond that is anyone’s guess.
REVIEW: BTG’s heartfelt ‘What the Jews Believe’ is perfectly cast
Young Logan Weibrecht, recruited from the local Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, has a stage presence that matches all the other seasoned performers.
REVIEW: ‘American Underground’ at Barrington Stage Company sometimes compelling, sometimes wobbly
“American Underground” creates a Trumpian dystopia of horrific proportion and triggers visceral, primitive reactions that are startling.
REVIEW: Sherman Players’ ‘Cabaret’: A Kit Kat Club as raw and seedy as it should be
The name of the game is survival; some know it, some don’t.
REVIEW: Shake & Co.’s ‘Time Stands Still’ a solid, poignant production
“Time Stands Still” drills down to what’s most important in life. Nicole Ricciardi directs with an invisible, assured hand.
REVIEW: Shake & Co’s ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ still merry, rain or shine
The Merry Wives of Windsor By William Shakespeare Directed by Kevin G. Coleman The weather gods didn’t bless the late August, midweek evening I attended “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at Shake
REVIEW: Berkshire Opera Festival’s ‘Don Pasquale’: Opera as Best Musical
If anyone is put off by opera, “Don Pasquale” — written by Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti and first performed in 1843 — is Intro to Opera 101.