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Broadway Reviews

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  • Christmas Spectacular starring The Radio City Rockettes

    Yes, it's (already) that time of the year again, folks! We haven't even carved the Thanksgiving turkey yet, but that doesn't stop those fabulous Rockettes from donning a sparkling outfit or two and bringing us their annual Christmas Spectacular once again. No siree bub!Last night, I found myself in the vast Radio City Music Hall, sat across the aisle from an 8-year old boy and how I wished I could have been in his shoes for the night. Childhood should be brimming with awe, wonder and magic, and...

    Radio City Music Hall
  • Review of Bandstand

    Bandstand

    3/5

    Bandstand is a musical that treads the razor's edge - is it a romance or is it a veterans' salute? It is both, and makes no apologies. At times it also makes no sense, but the underpinning, which is the cost of war, carries the day. The opening number "Just Like It Was Before" puts us on notice that the world is filled with double meanings. Set in Cleveland in the latter half of 1945, this is the story of one G.I., Pfc. Donny Novitski (Corey Cott) who makes it home with all his ghosts in tact....

    Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
  • Review by Barbara Mehlman 16 Nov 2006I've always had a love-hate relationship with the Disney Corporation, but I rarely spent much time thinking about it -- until now. It came back in a rush after I saw the gorgeous production of "Mary Poppins" with, unfortunately, a very ordinary star.The love part started when Disney took a chance on New York, and spent $34million to renovate the crumbling New Amsterdam Theatre, located on 42nd St. -- the first street of a decaying Theatre District that...

  • There are true stories of people who have not only forgiven the person who murdered their child/parent/fellow parishioner, but meet with the perpetrator, visit, write, and even testify to have that person freed from prison and maintain an ongoing relationship. At the other end of the spectrum is Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sent away to prison for life on trumped up charges by a Judge who wanted to seduce Sweeney’s beautiful wife, Sweeney is hell-bent on revenge. Somewhere in...

  • It is the rare Broadway show that leaves its audience disturbed by gun violence and racial slurs even as they go happily humming doo-wop on their way out of the theater. And indeed it is the rare Broadway show that attempts to portray gangsters as something other than secretly good-hearted slobs. But such is the case with A Bronx Tale, a winningly performed but losing-ly scripted musical based on a movie based on a one-man show based partially on actual events.Playwright and actor Chazz...

    Longacre Theatre
  • 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...

  • Review of Disgraced

    Disgraced

    3/5

    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...

    McCarter Theatre Center
  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus.In 1942, Irving Berlin signed a contract with Paramount to write songs for a film with Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire called "Holiday Inn." It was expected that the big single to come out of that movie would be "Be Careful, It's My Heart," but things didn't turn out that way. The blockbuster hit from the movie was "White Christmas."Some 12 years later, Bing was back, teamed up with Danny Kaye, Rosie Clooney and Vera-Ellen to make "White Christmas," a...