J. Wynn Rousuck

Maryland Morning Theater Critic

J. Wynn Rousuck has been reviewing theater for Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast since 2007. Prior to that, she was the theater critic of The Baltimore Sun, where she reviewed more than 3,000 plays over the course of 23 years. Her feature coverage for The Sun included a comprehensive series chronicling the development of the Tony Award-winning musical, “Hairspray.” Judy got her start at The Cleveland Press and at Cleveland’s fine arts radio station, WCLV. Her broadcasting experience also includes a year as an on-air theater critic for Maryland Public Television.

Judy has been a faculty member at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Critics Institute in Waterford, CT, since 1990; she is a former National Endowment for Humanities Journalism Fellow; and she was a visiting student at Brown University (2007-2008), under the mentorship of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Paula Vogel. Judy and her husband, Alan Fink, share their home with a Jack Russell Terrier, who enjoys hearing “His Master’s Voice” on WYPR.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon May 12, 2014

"Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Hippodrome

Joey deBettencourt from the "Peter and the Starcatcher" Tour Company.
Credit Terry Shapiro

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Peter and the Starcatcher" at the Hippodrome.

“What was Peter Pan like before he met Wendy in J.M. Barrie’s famous novel?”  

The answer to that question can be found in "Peter and the Starcatcher," the musical that’s at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore until May 18. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see the production, and she brings us this review. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon May 5, 2014

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at Everyman Theatre

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at Everyman Theatre. The production continues through May 11.   

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 28, 2014

"Air Heart" at the Theatre Project

Mara Neimanis in "Air Heart."
Credit Elliott Kirschbaum

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart" at the Theatre Project.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart," the new aerial production at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

"Air Heart" continues until May 4. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 21, 2014

"Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Left to right: Helenmary Ball, Robin Zerbe, Annette Mooney Wasno, Kara Turner, Cori Dioquino and Amy Miller in "Top Girls."
Credit Rachel Blische

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre

  Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

"Top Girls" is up until April 27.

The Rousuck Review: "Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre

Paul Diem in a scene from "The Memo."
Credit Chris Hartlove

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Memo."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre. It's up until April 27. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri April 11, 2014

"Ghost: The Musical" at the Hippodrome

Katie Postotnik and Steven Grant Douglas, "Ghost The Musical" Tour.
Credit Joan Marcus 2013.

  A musical adaptation of the movie "Ghost" is in town. Should you see it before it slips away? Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck review the Hippodrome's production.

"Ghost: The Musical" is up at the Hippodrome through April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey as Haikumom. Water by the Spoonful at Studio Theatre.
Credit Teddy Wolff

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. The production is up until April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 31, 2014

"The Homo Poe Show" at the Theatre Project

Tony Byrd (left) and Alec Weinberg (right) perform "Do You Mark Me Well?"
Credit Zachary Handler

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Iron Crow Theatre's production of "The Homo Poe Show."

  Looking at Edgar Allen Poe's work through a LGBT lens. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of Iron Crow Theatre Company's production of "The Homo Poe Show" at the Theatre Project.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

William Connell (l) and Caroline Hewitt (r) in Center Stage's production of "Twelfth Night."
Credit Richard Anderson

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Shakespearean comedy "Twelfth Night," now up at Center Stage. "Twelfth Night" continues at Center Stage until April 13.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 17, 2014

"I and You" at Olney Theatre Center

Rachael Tice and Thaddeus Fitzpatrick as Caroline and Anthony.
Credit Stan Barouh

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "You and I" at Olney Theatre Center

Two teenagers navigate love, youth and illness. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "I and You" at Olney Theatre Center.

"I and You" continues until March 30.

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