Monthly Archives: November 2012

Scandalous: Review Roundup

The new Broadway musical Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson has opened to rave reviews for leading actress Carolee Carmello but negative notices for the overall production. The creative team includes Kathie Lee Gifford (book, lyrics), David … Continue reading

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Loserville: Review Roundup

The new West End musical Loserville, inspired by Son of Dork’s 2005 album Welcome to Loserville, has announced it will close Jan. 5, two months earlier than originally scheduled, due in part to lukewarm reviews. The creative team includes Son … Continue reading

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Drood: Review Roundup

The Roundabout Theater Company has received mixed reviews for its Broadway revival of the 1985 Tony-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The 2012 creative team includes Rupert Holmes (book, lyrics, music, orchestrations), Scott Ellis (direction), Warren Carlyle (choreography), Paul … Continue reading

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Rest of the Story: Book Reviews

In 2000, Applause Books released Original Story by Arthur Laurents: A Memoir of Broadway and Hollywood, to wide acclaim. In that book, Laurents not only detailed the creation of his landmark musicals West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) but … Continue reading

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Annie: Review Roundup

The second Broadway revival of the 1977 musical Annie, based on the 1924 comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray, has opened to generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Thomas Meehan (book), Martin Charnin (lyrics), Charles Strouse (music), … Continue reading

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