Monthly Archives: October 2012

Rebecca: Lost Dreams of Manderley

As one of its characters sings, “She’s Gone.” The German musical Rebecca, adapted by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay from Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel (also the source of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 Oscar-winning film), will not appear on Broadway – at … Continue reading

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Dr. Horrible: TV Reviews

Last night, CW presented the TV premiere of the 2008 Emmy-winning web musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog. Of course, most critics weighed in on the musical when it first aired online four years ago, but below is a sampling of … Continue reading

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Marry Me a Little: Review Roundup

The Keen Company has received mixed reviews for its first-ever musical production, a “revisal” of the 1980 one-act Marry Me a Little, which was last revived Off-Broadway in 1987. The creative team includes Craig Lucas and Norman Rene (book), Stephen … Continue reading

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Carrie: Album Reviews

Ghostlight Records has released the much-anticipated 2011 Off-Broadway “revisal” cast recording of the 1988 musical Carrie, the infamous adaptation of Stephen King’s 1974 novel and 1976 film, to appreciative reviews. The legendary original production opened at the RSC in Stratford, … Continue reading

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Let It Be: Review Roundup

The Beatles jukebox musical Let It Be has opened to mixed reviews at the West End’s Prince of Wales Theatre, where the Fab Four gave their notable 1963 Royal Variety Performance. It is the first British musical to be granted … Continue reading

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Lonesome: Video Reviews

Criterion has received universal praise for its release of the DVD with a triple-play of Universal features helmed by Paul Fejös from the late 1920s. The first movie is the hourlong silent romance Lonesome (1928), included on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Pitch Perfect: Review Roundup

Universal has released Pitch Perfect, adapted from Mickey Rapkin’s 2008 book, to mixed but positive-leaning reviews. The creative team includes Kay Cannon (screenplay), Christopher Beck and Mark Kilian (music), Jason Moore (direction), Aakomon Jones (choreography), Julio Macat (camera), Lisa Zeno … Continue reading

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