Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fela!: Review Roundup

The return summer engagement of the 2009 bio-musical Fela!, based on the life of Fela Kuti as inspired by Carlos Moore’s book Fela: This Bitch of a Life, opened last night to somewhat mixed but generally positive reviews. For the … Continue reading

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Ship Without a Sail: Book Reviews

Last week, Simon & Schuster released A Ship Without a Sail to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The new book from entertainment journalist Gary Marmorstein is being called the definitive biography of lyricist Lorenz Hart, the brilliant but troubled writing partner of … Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

If you’re like me, you spent most of June catching up with this past season’s New York productions of musicals. Over a frenzied Memorial Day holiday in New York, I saw six shows in four days! As New York (and … Continue reading

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Triassic Parq: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical Triassic Parq, which won Best Musical at the 2010 N.Y. Fringe, opened to mixed but generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Marshall Pailet (book, lyrics, music, direction), Bryce Norbitz and Steve Wargo (book, lyrics), Kyle … Continue reading

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Love Never Dies: Video Reviews

Universal has released the video of Love Never Dies to mixed reviews. Filmed live in Melbourne, Australia, last September, the creative team includes Andrew Lloyd Webber (book and music), Glenn Slater (book and lyrics), Ben Elton (book), Charles Hart (additional … Continue reading

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Evita: Album Reviews

Last week, Sony Masterworks released the 2012 Broadway revival cast recording of Evita to generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Time Rice (book and lyrics), Andrew Lloyd Webber (music). The cast includes Ricky Martin (Ché), Michael Cerveris (Juan Perón), … Continue reading

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