On The Town

  • Date:
    November 1, 2008

    What the press had to say.....

    "Radiant production." & "The production is rich in dance... and winning performances.., but it�s richest of all in music." & "Hop aboard the celestial subway train of Leonard Bernstein�s piping, pumping, altogether transporting music ... and you�ll be whisked back to a time when New York, New York, was a wonderland of pleasure, romance and hot fun.
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "Tall-on-concept, short-on-pizzazz." & "When this "Town" is dancing, it's terrific. Jerome Robbins' choreography has been wonderfully recreated by Warren Carlyle and the talented team of dancers. But by and large, there's little sense of place and the performers need more oomph."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "It may be 64 years old, but 1944's "On the Town," now enjoying a brief revival at Encores!, still bursts with the freshness and vitality of youth." & "John Rando's staging wisely puts the glorious music - and the orchestra - front and center. Warren Carlyle's inventive choreography, which includes re-creations of three of Robbins' originals, is wonderfully performed."
    Frank Scheck
    New York Post

    "This Town rocks." & "This is one of the treasures of the American theatre, beautifully performed on all fronts."
    David Sheward
    Back Stage

    "Judging from the high-spirited concert revival on view at City Center, "On the Town" seems as fresh and inviting as it must have been in December 1944 when it introduced Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green as well as a budding choreographer named Jerome Robbins (already a theater and ballet dancer) to Broadway."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "Remains a helluva show."
    Steven Suskin