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The reviews for Million Dollar Quartet are in…

April 12, 2010 // 4 Comments

Million Dollar Quartet, the Chicago transfer about a recording session featuring Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, opened on Broadway last night and the critics were slightly split, but generally positive. Yes, they admit, the show does have elements of past jukebox musicals, but an amazing score and the fantastic musical skills ...

The reviews for the Addams Family are in…

April 9, 2010 // 4 Comments

The reviews for The Addams Family are in…and the critics were nonplussed that a production starring Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth could fail so completely. Lacking memorable songs and containing humorless jokes, buzz about the show was slightly on the negative side before opening, but ouch! Just read what they had to say: New York Times Review ...

The reviews for Come Fly Away are in…

March 26, 2010 // 1 Comment

The reviews for Come Fly Away are in and they couldn’t be more mixed. Everyone agrees that this is the quintessential jukebox musical, but whether there’s any place for a story-less show is up for debate. Here’s what the major publications had to say: New York Tharp has built shows around Sinatra before, and the singer himself once told ...

The Reviews for All About Me Are In…

March 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

All About Me, the new musical featuring the talents of Dame Edna and Micheal Feinstein, opened on Broadway last night and the verdict is that the two personalities are simply too dissimilar to pull off a show together. Dame Edna is too large and brash and Feinstein too sweet and traditional; the combination feels forced at best. New York Times Some egos, ...

Why “Fela!” is Such a Winnah! (A guest blog from Broadway & Me)

January 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

Every Broadway show is a crapshoot. No one knows for sure what audiences will like and what they won’t.  Still, the odds seemed higher than usual against the new musical Fela! Its score—a throbbing mix of jazz, funk and traditional African rhythms known as Afrobeat—is as far away from the show tune as Lagos is from Long Island. Its book—the life ...

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 ...