Eric Schaeffer

The Reviews for Gigi are In…

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

The reviews for Gigi are in, and most of the critics agree that this revival’s pretty surface fails to totally cover the weaknesses just underneath.  Originally a novella by Colette, then a 1958 Lerner and Loewe film, and then a 1973 Broadway bust, the latest version features a revised book by Heidi Thomas that aims to modernize the tale but ends up [...]

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 [...]

Million Dollar Quartet is headed to Broadway in the spring of 2010

September 1, 2009 // 0 Comments

Chicago’s Million Dollar Quartet, about the December 4, 1956 meeting of Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis “played together for the first and only time,” is officially transferring to Broadway in the spring of next year. Eric Schaeffer (Putting it Together, Glory Days) will direct the production, which features a [...]