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Nutty Professor: Review Roundup

The Broadway-bound musical The Nutty Professor, based on the 1963 Jerry Lewis film, made its world premiere last week at Nashville’s Polk Theater to enthusiastic out-of-town reviews. For the record, the creative team includes Rupert Holmes (book, lyrics), Marvin Hamlisch … Continue reading

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Bring It On: Review Roundup

After a yearlong tour that began at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, the new musical Bring It On, inspired by the 2000 film written by Jessica Bendinger and its sequels, opened last night on Broadway to reviews that ranged from … Continue reading

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Dogfight: Review Roundup

The new Off-Broadway musical Dogfight, based on the 1991 film directed by Nancy Savoca, opened at Second Stage last night to mixed but generally positive reviews. For the record, the creative team includes Peter Duchan (book), Benj Pasek and Justin … Continue reading

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Newsies: Album Reviews

Recorded March 4-5 at MSR Studios in New York, the original Broadway cast album of Newsies was released this week and has received generally positive reviews. The creative team includes Harvey Fiersetin (book), Jack Feldman (lyrics), Alan Menken (music), Kurt … Continue reading

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Hands on a Hardbody: Review Roundup

The new musical Hands on a Hardbody, based on S.R. Bindler and Kevin Morris’ 1997 documentary film, received mostly positive reviews for its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse. The creative team is Doug Wright (book), Amanda Green (lyrics and … Continue reading

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Top Hat: Review Roundup

The first stage adaptation of the 1935 film Top Hat opened last night in the West End. The reviews have been mixed but generally positive. The creative team is Matthew White and Howard Jacques (book), Irving Berlin (lyrics and music), … 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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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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