The Tin Pan Alley Rag

  • Date:
    July 1, 2009

    "stodgy and soporific show, ..., transforms the lives and careers of two of America�s great popular composers into two hours of theatrical elevator music."
    Charles Isherwood
    New York Times

    "this "Rag" had pretty much wrung itself dry."
    Joe Dziemianowicz
    New York Daily News

    "Sadly, the show contents itself with good intentions.
    Elisabeth Vincentelli
    New York Post

    "The likable �Tin Pan Alley Rag,� slightly bigger than a vest-pocket musical, has the unassuming charm of a winsome pet that gently nuzzles you."
    John Simon
    Bloomberg

    "the force-feeding of biographical facts soon grows tiresome."
    Erik Haagensen
    Back Stage

    "not good enough to make the show involving theater."
    Robert Feldberg
    The Record

    "a soggy, inert examination of what made these musical masters tick."
    Michael Kuchwara
    Associated Press

    "It has too few of the soaring emotional arcs of a musical and not enough of a good play's dramatic throughline."
    David Rooney
    Variety