Monthly Archives: April 2012

Fat Camp: Review Roundup

Reviews for the new Off-Broadway musical Fat Camp, originally presented at the 2009 NYMF, were mixed but generally favorable. Below is a sampling. For the record, the creative team is Randy Blair (book and lyrics), Tim Drucker (book), Matthew roi … Continue reading

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Broadway Trifecta

When Leap of Faith opened on April 26, composer Alan Menken joined the select group of writers that have had three original musicals running simultaneously on the Great White Way. Menken’s other two current shows are Newsies and Sister Act. … Continue reading

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Bonnie & Clyde: Album Reviews

Recorded on January 2, 2012, just three days after its closing night, the Original Broadway Cast album of Bonnie and Clyde was released in stores last week by Broadway Records. The score had received warmer reviews than the production. Below … Continue reading

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The City Club: Review Roundup

The reviews for The City Club, a new Off-Broadway musical that opened at the Minetta Lane last week, have been primarily negative. For the record, the creative team is Glenn M. Stewart (book), James Compton, Tony Demeur and Tim Brown … Continue reading

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Leap of Faith: Review Roundup

The Broadway season ended yesterday with Leap of Faith. This adaptation of the 1992 film has received mostly negative reviews so far. Below is a sampling.  For the record, the creative team is Janus Cercone and Warren Leight (book), Glenn … Continue reading

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The Internet Is For …

The past few days, Guardian theater bloggers have been buzzing once again about how (or if) theater can coexist with new media. On one side of the debate, Lyn Gardner believes you should “Switch on Your Phones,” warning theaters that … Continue reading

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Glee Recap: Dance with Somebody

“Dance with Somebody,” directed by Paris Barclay and written by Ross Maxwell, is the quickly assembled tribute to Whitney Houston, who died a little over 10 weeks ago. The first of seven songs heard from Whitney’s catalog is “How Will … Continue reading

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Nice Work: Review Roundup

The reviews for Nice Work If You Can Get It, the Gershwin pastiche musical inspired by Oh, Kay!, have been mixed but more favorable than not. Below is a sampling. For the record, the creative team is Joe DiPietro (book), Ira … Continue reading

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Smash Recap: Publicity

“Publicity” marked the return of pilot episode writer Theresa Rebeck and director Michael Mayer, and it was one of the best episodes since the pilot. Of course, much of Smash still doesn’t make sense – Iowa-fresh Karen (Katharine McPhee) remains … Continue reading

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Ghost: Review Roundup

The reviews for Ghost: The Musical, adapted from the 1990 film, have been almost unanimously negative so far. Below is a sampling. For the record, the Ghost creative team is Bruce Joel Rubin (book and lyrics), Dave Stewart and Glen … Continue reading

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