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Love Story: Review Roundup

The U.S. premiere of Love Story, the musical based on Erich Segal’s 1970 novel and film that premiered at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2010 before an Olivier-nominated West End limited run, has opened at Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre to mixed … Continue reading

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Pipe Dream: Album Reviews

Ghostlight Records has released the live 2012 Encores! concert revival cast recording of Pipe Dream, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1955 musical adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1954 novel Sweet Thursday, to strongly positive reviews. The creative team includes Oscar Hammerstein II (book, lyrics), … Continue reading

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Skippyjon Jones: Review Roundup

Last week at Off-Broadway’s Lucille Lortel, Theatreworks/USA opened its free summer show, the world premiere one-act musical Skippyjon Jones, based on the popular picture book series by Judy Schachner, to near-unanimous positive reviews. For the record, the creative team includes … Continue reading

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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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Ragtime: Review Roundup

The first West End revival of Ragtime opened last week to mixed reviews. The creative team is Terrence McNally (book), Lynn Ahrens (lyrics), Stephen Flaherty (music), Timothy Sheader (direction), Javier de Frutos (choreography), Jon Bausor (sets), Laura Hopkins (costumes), James … Continue reading

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February House: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical February House, based on Sherill Tippins’ 2005 book, opened last week at the Public to mixed but somewhat positive reviews. Below is a sampling. For the record, the creative team includes Seth Bockley (book), Gabriel Kahane … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: Review Roundup

The concert revival of the 1949 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, best known in its 1953 film adaptation, opened last night Off-Broadway as part of City Center’s Encores! series. The reviews have been very positive, particularly for leading actress Megan Hilty. … Continue reading

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