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  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus.Every year, Broadway offers us a surprise. A few years ago, the puppets of "Avenue Q" were the big hit. This season we've seen a green-faced monster do a soft-shoe in �Young Frankenstein,� mermaids and crabs glide across the stage in �Little Mermaid,� Greek roller-skating muses in �Xanadu,� and now a circus, minus, thankfully, the smelly animals. �Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy� has come to Broadway.�Cirque Dreams� is the latest...

  • (Please note, this is a review of the London Production of 'Mary Poppins'. This production is to be re-created on Broadway in the Spring of 2006.)Mary Poppins has finally opened at the Prince Edward Theatre and after all the pomp and excitement that has been generated around this much anticipated Disney and Cameron Macintosh stage version of Pamela Lyndon Travers inscrutable nanny, the show has generated exceptionally high expectations. Even before the curtain rises we are anticipating a...

  • Review by Polly Wittenberg Music and lyrics by: Stephen Sondheim Book by: Hugh Wheeler Adaptation by: Christopher Bond Directed by: John Doyle Cast: Michael Cerveris (Sweeney Todd), Patti LuPone (Mrs. Lovett), John Arbo (Jonas Fogg), Donna Lynne Champlin (Pirelli), Diana DiMarzio (Beggar Woman), Manoel Felciano (Tobias Ragg), Alexander Gemignani (The Beadle), Mark Jacoby (Judge Turpin), Benjamin Magnuson (Anthony Hope), Lauren Molina (Johanna). Synopsis: Based on the 19th century legend of a...

  • Anastasia is a perfectly crafted Broadway musical fairy-tale that is going to run forever. Family-friendly, romantic, glittery, great sets and costumes, show-stopping second banana (Caroline O'Connor, I'm looking at you), and songs the audience already knows and loves. Wait, what? It's billed as an original musical with book by noted playwright Terrence McNally, and music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, the duo who brought us "Ragtime", and oh yes, the animated movie musical...

  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus.This kinetic, high-powered musical starring 13 pubescent teenagers has something for everyone. It's not as sugary as "High School Musical," and the kids are talented, of the why-can�t-my-kid-be-like-that variety.Jason Robert Brown's music and lyrics, and Dan Elish and Robert Hom's book, have tapped into nature�s curse that we affectionately call teenage years. How anyone gets past them is a miracle of life itself, but Evan manages to navigate those...

  • Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Miss Saigon has taken its second helicopter ride across the Atlantic from London, and landed right back at the Broadway Theatre, where it first set down in 1991 under heavy enemy fire. The anti-aircraft artillery at that time came not from the Viet Cong, as would befit an epic musical set in the final days of the Vietnam War, but from Actors Equity and the Asian-American community, who objected to the casting of a white actor (Jonathan Pryce) in a...

  • Music & Lyrics by: Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison Book by: Bob Martin & Don McKellar Directed by: Casey Nicholaw Cast: Danny Burstein, Georgia Engel, Sutton Foster, Edward Hibbert, Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Bob Martin, Jennifer Smith, Lenny Wolpe, Linda Griffin, Angela Pupello, Joey Sorge and Patrick Wetzel. Synopsis: To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair'...

  • Review by Barbara MehlmanMusic by: Matthew Sklar Lyrics by: Chad Beguelin Book by: Tim Herlihy & Chad Beguelin Directed by: John Rando Cast: Stephen Lynch, Laura Benanti, Amy Spanger, Rita Gardner, Richard Blake, Kevin Cahoon, Felicia Finely, Matthew Saldivar. Synopsis: It�s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He�s the life of the party - until his own fianc�e leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as...

  • Disgraced. I have been thinking about this word ever since I saw this play. If you take it at face value, it means that a person has been removed from grace, or that grace has been removed from their life. But in Ayad Akhtar's play, it appears that grace was never really present.Amir (Hari Dhillon) and his wife Emily (Gretchen Mol) have been living a dream life that looks pretty perfect. He is a of Pakistan heritage, high-powered mergers and acquisitions lawyer who began life as a District...

  • What the critics had to say.....CHARLES ISHERWOOD of the NEW YORK TIMES says �The lively whole seemed to please the legions of critics in the audience who really matter here, the 10-and-unders, who hardly stirred in their seats during those 90 minutes. That can confidently be taken as a sign of satisfaction, or at least contented distraction." JOE DZIEMIANOWICZ of the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says "Eat your heart out, Ebenezer. There's a new holiday humbugger in town. He's a mean, green,...

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