"Director Stafford Arima directs in the true burlesque manner with large, almost camp, performances that fit the style of the musical."
November 12, 2017, by Neal Newman
"What ensues delights and inspires. Kudos to the creative team, BCP and the musical development group, and to Stafford Arima for directing this talented ensemble of actors...’The New World' is top-notch musical theater, exhilarating from beginning to end."
November 15, 2017, by John Dwyer
"The show’s a little silly and sometimes just plain cute (mostly, the good meaning of that word). And I discovered somewhere in the first half that I was wearing a constant smile...The characters cut through complexities and go directly to the core of their differences – again, in the style of traditional musicals. It’s also rich in laughs and songs, with a cast that’s good to look at. Sometimes, old-fashioned ideas just remain stylish."
November 16, 2017, by Howard Shapiro
"It is special. It is funny. It is delightfully entertaining. A stretch of the typical theatrical newbie, it is humorous, witty, and is filled with wisdom – especially the advice that we need to accept one another, regardless of our differences, regardless of the color of our skin, regardless of our religious beliefs."
November 16, 2017, by Jean Brenner