Neil Simon Theater

The Reviews for CATS Are In…

August 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

The reviews for Cats are in, and if you liked the sensational original Broadway production, you’ll like this one too. As some reviewers proclaim, there’s no middle-ground when it comes to Cats – you love it or you hate it – and with this new version offering little that’s new, you’re unlikely to switch sides now. The ...

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 BIG FISH are In…

October 8, 2013 // 3 Comments

The reviews are in for Big Fish, and the critics have mixed feelings about the large-scale production.  By all accounts, the musical — based on the Tim Burton movie and the Daniel Wallace novel — features spectacular stage magic from the mind of director Susan Stroman and a lovable leading man in Norbert Leo Butz (as Edward Bloom).  Some ...

The Reviews for Scandalous are in…

November 16, 2012 // 4 Comments

  The reviews are in for Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson, and it seems as though critics would have enjoyed a whole lot more scandal.  Carolee Carmello brings to life the title role, and provides the only real entertainment of the night — her voice is powerful and emotional, making the most of otherwise uninteresting ...

The Reviews for Catch Me If You Can are In…

April 11, 2011 // 2 Comments

NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW “As befits a lad of the 1960s with a talent for smooth come-ons, Frank Abagnale Jr. prefaces the story of his life with the promise that it will have “more curves than a Playboy bunny.” But as presented in the new musical “Catch Me if You Can,” which opened Sunday night at the Neil Simon Theater, this portrait of the con ...

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 ...