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The Reviews for PRINCE OF BROADWAY are In…

Emily Skinner singing “The Ladies Who Lunch” from “Company” in “Prince of Broadway.”

Emily Skinner singing “The Ladies Who Lunch” from “Company” in “Prince of Broadway.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Prince of Broadway is officially open, and while the critics love Harold Prince and his musicals as much as the next theatregoer, they don’t particularly like this rather aimless revue. The cast works hard to make brief snapshots of renowned musicals matter, portraying iconic characters in some of the most memorable songs of the Hal Prince canon with costumes and scenery designed to evoke the original productions (rather magnificently, we’ll add) … it’s a tall order. Captivating performances by Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba, and Tony Yazbeck may make this night out a winner for many, but for those looking for something deeper than a Broadway-caliber cabaret, consider looking elsewhere.

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF PRINCE OF BROADWAY

A host of illustrious composers clamor for attention in the overture for “Prince of Broadway,” which opened on Thursday night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Fragments of bizarrely cohabiting songs cozy up and collide in lush orchestral swirls. And before you can name who wrote one naggingly familiar splinter of a tune…

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NY DAILY NEWS REVIEW OF PRINCE OF BROADWAY

Legend is a word that’s overused. But it works for renowned theater producer and director Harold Prince, whose career is celebrated in the hit-and-miss retrospective “Prince of Broadway.”

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TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF PRINCE OF BROADWAY

“There’s nothin’ to it, but to do it”: That’s the inspirational advice of the baseball coach in Damn Yankees’ “Heart,” the opening number of Prince of Broadway. It’s also the implicit credo of this collection of songs from shows produced or directed by Harold Prince over the course of his astonishing seven decades on Broadway…

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AM NEW YORK REVIEW OF PRINCE OF BROADWAY

There’s a song in “Company” — one of the many milestone Broadway musicals helmed by 89-year-old director-producer Hal Prince — called “Sorry-Grateful,” where a character explains his conflicted, contradictory feelings about marriage…

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DEADLINE REVIEW OF PRINCE OF BROADWAY

A jukebox musical whose selections begin with “Hey There” from 1954’s The Pajama Game and end with “Do The Work,” as up-to-the-minute as opening night in 2017, should be catnip to Broadway fans. Especially when the numbers serve to illustrate a legendary career, as they do in Prince of Broadway, which opened Thursday at the…

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