Little Women

  • Date:
    January 1, 2005

    Opened: 23 Jan 2005
    Book by: Alan Knee
    Music by: Jason Howland
    Lyrics by: Mindi Dickstein
    Directed by: Susan H. Schulman
    Choreography by: Michael Lichtefeld
    Starring: Sutton Foster, Maureen McGovern, Janet Carroll, Danny Gurwin, John Hickok, Amy McAlexander, Megan McGinnis, Jenny Powers, Robert Stattel, Jim Weitzer
    Synopsis: Based on the classic book by Louisa May Alcott, 'Little Women' tells the tale of Jo, a young writer and her three sisters during the Civil War period .

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Since the characters do not acquire full personalities, you don't feel emotionally invested in them.� CLIVE BARNES of the NEW YORK POST says "The score is weak, generic and, when it's not unnoticeable, boring." Howard Kissel of Mew York Daily News says "Is as mechanical as an Erector Set and just as emotionally arid." USA TODAY says "As frothy diversions lifted from revered works go, you could do a lot worse." MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Isn't perfect by any means, yet it glows with wholesome spirits." GORDON COX of NEWSDAY says "A condensed take on a heartwarming story that hits the right broad emotional notes." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of Associated Press says "What entertainment it delivers is primarily in Sutton Foster's hands, and it is fortunate that this engaging, spunky performer is on stage for a good portion of the evening."

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