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  • (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...

  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus."Look! It's not a lion! It's not a beast! This time, it's a mermaid!" Gliding onto a Broadway stage with movements more suited to a Disney on Ice extravaganza, newcomer Sierra Boggess -- whose big claim to fame was her smashing performance in "Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular" -- captures the hearts of little girls as the beautiful Ariel in this new glitzed-out production of "The Little Mermaid." Problem is, those are the only hearts she...

  • 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...

  • Waitress Review
    Review of Waitress

    Waitress

    3/5

    Waitress is a musical that will leave you fahklempt, because of Sarah Bareilles' sublime music, but seriously unsatisfied with the decision to overstuff this story.There are a few basic and necessary ingredients in writing a story. On the one hand there is the three character rule. Two main characters, one of whom - the primary - is driving the piece (Romeo tumbles for Juliet), and a third character whose presence affects the plot. Romeo kills Mercutio and things go south. We see this all the...

    Barrymore Theatre
  • 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
  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Review of Anastasia

    Anastasia

    3/5

    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...

    Broadhurst Theatre
  • 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

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