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Reviews

The reviews for A Little Night Music are in …

December 14, 2009 // 2 Comments

A Little Night Music, the Sondheim musical starring Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, opened to mixed reviews. The verdict – the show is largely heavy-handed, with stand out performances by the two headliners. Here’s what the major publications had to say: Variety The most atypical of Ingmar Bergman’s celebrated films, ...

The Reviews for Fela! are In …

November 25, 2009 // 1 Comment

Fela! opened on Broadway to fairly positive reviews yesterday, the show’s producers, Jay-Z, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, have brought some name recognition to a largely unknown and lively group of artists, most of whom transferred over from the Off-Broadway version of the show. The critics all agree that Fela! offers up something new – ...

The reviews for Ragtime are in …

November 16, 2009 // 2 Comments

The last time Ragtime appeared on Broadway, a whole new theater was built to house the gigantic production. This time, the show comes from a much humbler place and the critics couldn’t be more complimentary – its fresh, relavant and powerful. Here are what the major publications had to say: NEW YORK TIMES The judiciously pared-down production ...

The reviews for Finian’s Rainbow are in …

October 30, 2009 // 2 Comments

Finian’s Rainbow opened on Broadway to universal critical acclaim. The consensus: featuring a brilliant cast and score and a sweet, simple staging – this production embodies everything a Broadway musical should be. Here’s what the critics had to say, in their own words: NEW YORK TIMES Here is where you should head this fall to warm your ...

The Memphis reviews are in …

October 20, 2009 // 1 Comment

You read what our guest reviewer thought of Memphis, the newest musical to open on Broadway, but what do the critics think? Unlike Bye Bye Birdie, which was universally panned, reviews for Memphis were mixed. Here’s what the big media outlets had to say: NEW YORK TIMES Sex and race and rock ’n’ roll made for a potent, at times inflammatory, ...

Memphis: A good time at the theater (A guest review by Peter Duchan)

October 5, 2009 // 3 Comments

If you’re looking for a good time at the theater, Memphis may be just the show for you. This slick and mostly entertaining new musical from the team that brought you The Toxic Avenger, centers on Huey Calhoun, a ne’er-do-well high school drop out who discovers his calling in promoting the rhythm and blues music of African-American singers, ...