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  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus.In his book, "Love's Executioner," Stanford University psychiatrist Irvin Yalom explains that "I do not like to work with patients who are in love�because love and psychotherapy are fundamentally incompatible. The good therapist fights darkness and seeks illumination, while romantic love is sustained by mystery and crumbles upon inspection. I hate to be love's executioner."Prominent psychiatrist, Dr. Martin Dysart, hates it as well when he realizes he...

  • A Review by Barbara Mehlman and Geri Manus.It is the not the best of shows; it is not the worst of shows.It is, rather, a "Les Mis" remake, a reunion of Mis-ites (which is not surprising given that the original ran for 6680 performances and probably employed every musical actor in New York at one time or another). It's anthem song is not "One Day More," but "Until Tomorrow." And, "At The End of the Day," as the peasants sing in "Les Mis," the French and English in the new musical "A Tale of Two...

  • Songs by Al Dubin & Harry Warren, Book by Michael Stewart & Mark Bramble Choreography by Randy Skinner (recreating original choreography by Skinner and Gower Champion) Directed by Mark BrambleReview by Alan Bird March 200242nd Street is the all time classic Broadway musical based upon the 1933 movie musical of the same name. Set in the time of the great depression it tells the story of Peggy Sawyer a girl from Philadelphia who wants to become �a broad� on Broadway. Her moment arrives when...

  • (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...

  • 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
  • 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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