The Boy From Oz

  • Date:
    October 1, 2003

    Opened: 16 Oct 2003
    Written by: Martin Sherman, Music & Lyrics: Peter Allen & Others
    Directed by: Philip Wm. McKinley
    Synopsis The Boy from Oz tells the true story of Australian entertainer Peter Allen from his humble beginnings through meteoric rise to international fame and celebrity.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY for THE NEW YORK TIMES says "Were it not for Mr. Jackman" we would be awaiting a broadway failure. ROMA TORRE for NY1 says, "A pleasant if uninspired musical." FRANK SCHECK for REUTERS/HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says, " It's hard to really dislike." LINDA WINER for NEWSDAY says, "Labored wax-museum mediocrity of a show." MICHAEL SOMMERS for THE STAR LEDGER says, "Anyone who loved Allen and his songs is likely to enjoy the lightweight new musical." NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says, "Great Broadway entertainment."

    External links to full reviews from newspapers

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    Newsday
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter