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Broadway Reviews

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  • Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri ManusTake one slimy green ogre with a bad attitude, one less than delicate belching princess, one sassy donkey, and a vertically challenged would-be prince; add music and a set that is downright swampical and watch an odd fairy tale come true. But "Shrek the Musical" is more than a feel-good children's story with a twist: it digs deep into our inner mush to find out where inner beauty lies and how we recognize our self-worth.Based on William Steig's 1990...

  • Review by Michael Hillyer February 24, 2017Sarna Lapine's stunning new production of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's Sunday In The Park With George, which has welcomed back the newly renovated Hudson Theatre to the ranks of Broadway houses after a half-century absence, is an excellent example of why less is often more.The same could not be said for the lavish Hudson Theatre itself, and its comfortable new seats; the opulent lobby is embellished with elaborate decorative molding and studded...

    Hudson Theatre
  • Book, music and lyrics by: Joe Brooks Directed by: Joe Brooks Produced by: TBF Music Corp Cast: Jessica Boevers, Christopher J. Hanke, Roberta Gumbel, Chiara Navarra. Synopsis: A musician with Tourette�s syndrome and a journalist with obsessive compulsive disorder meet cute at a grocery store - with some help from above - and begin an unlikely and slightly dysfunctional romance that proves that life�s greatest affliction is the one they share � true love. The advance word on In My Life,...

  • The conductor struck up the band, but the audience was already screaming. After all, many audience members who watched the television auditions for the third revival of "Grease," the iconic greaser classic, may have voted for the people they were about to see on the stage.For those of you who didn't tune in to the reality show, "Grease: You're the One That I Want," this is what happened. A bunch of star-struck youngsters who believed in themselves and their talent heeded the open call for a man...

    Symphony Space
  • Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus 9 May 2008"In the Heights," which was transported from a little off-Broadway theater to the big time is soaring with its original cast largely in tact, and you can expect to see it win a bunch of Tonys this season. This exhilarating hit musical has made the precarious transition more effortlessly than the gentrification of the neighborhood it portrays.In a perfect blend of ethnic groups, musical genres, and lovable characters, Lin-Manuel Miranda, its...

  • Dear Evan Hansen

    When my eyes are wet and it's all I can do to not join the dialogue on the stage and my giggle box has completely turned over, I am having a really really good time. This reviewer is not a huge fan of musicals by any means - too much distraction and not enough story in most cases - but Dear Evan Hansen is a show that holds you tight with its honesty of story told in a way that delights you to your very toes.Every aspect of what you see, hear and feel hums in perfect harmony throughout the piece....

    Music Box Theatre
  • There have been moments in the history of musical theater when, like a twister, the sheer talent and whirling spectacle of a production have flattened any negative criticism that stood to get in its way. Take October, 2003 for example. That was the month that Wicked opened in New York to generally dour reviews. But since then, more than 8.8 million people have found the heart, nerve and wisdom to pay a visit, resulting in the happy scene of a Broadway house filled with as many teens as adults,...

    Gershwin Theatre
  • 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 production of Neil Goldberg's Cirque...