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The Reviews for FALSETTOS are In…

Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle in FALSETTOS. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle in Falsettos. Photo by Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

The reviews for Falsettos are in, and the revival of the heart-breaking 1992 musical is as riveting and powerful as the original. Featuring music and lyrics by William Finn and direction by co-book writer James Lapine, the production boasts refined heart – it pulls the right strings at the right moments for maximum emotional potency. The performances help too. Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells play the lovers at the center of the story, and they don’t disappoint. Both deliver on-point performances that go beyond their standard fare. This production may be a revival, but it’s a revival of one of the finest modern musicals with reimagined design and an evening’s-worth of Tony-worthy performances. So don’t miss it.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF FALSETTOS

There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musical “Falsettos” that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection. This singular show, about an unorthodox family grappling with the complexities of, well, just being a family — unorthodox or otherwise — has been restored to life, some

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF FALSETTOS

You undoubtedly know their names and faces: Andrew Rannells plays Lena Dunham’s’ gay confidante Elijah in HBO’s Girls. Christian Borle played the depressive composer Tom Levitt on NBC’s Smash. But they’re creatures of the theater: Rannells was Tony-nominated for his breakout performance as Elder Price in The

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AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF FALSETTOS

Farcical comedy and heartbreaking drama are served in equal measure in the triumphant Broadway revival of William Finn’s unconventional, uncompromising and intimate family musical “Falsettos,” which is directed by James Lapine, who wrote the show’s book and also staged the original 1992 production…

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF FALSETTOS

“It’s about time, don’t you think?” sings Marvin (Christian Borle) at the outset of the second act of Falsettos, and yes: It is. It’s about time that William Finn and James Lapine’s intimate, obstinate, heart-shattering 1992 musical has returned to Broadway, to poke us and amuse us and reduce us again to helple… 

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NEWSDAY REVIEW OF FALSETTOS

Almost a quarter of an eventful century has roiled the country since “Falsettos” broke ground as Broadway’s first — and, in my experience, still the only — musical tragicomedy about AIDS. The show remains brave and hilarious, a charming and deeply moving treasure. Make that two shows, created in 1981 and 1990… 

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