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Carousel Review Roundup

The N.Y. Philharmonic’s concert staging of the 1945 musical Carousel, based on Ferenc Molnar’s 1909 play Liliom, received near universal acclaim. The concert was taped for “Live from Lincoln Center” and will air starting April 26 on PBS. The creative … Continue reading

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Passion Review Roundup

Classic Stage Company’s Off-Broadway revival of the 1994 Broadway musical Passion, adapted from Ettore Scola’s 1981 film Passione d’Amore, has received generally positive reviews. For the record, the creative team includes James Lapine (book), Stephen Sondheim (lyrics, music), John Doyle … Continue reading

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Donnybrook Review Roundup

Irish Rep’s revisal of the 1961 musical Donnybrook!, which was adapted from John Ford’s 1952 Oscar-winning film The Quiet Man (itself adapted by Frank S. Nugent from a 1933 Saturday Evening Post story by Maurice Walsh), has received mixed reviews … Continue reading

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Fiorello Review Roundup

The concert revival of the Pulitzer- and Tony-winning 1959 musical Fiorello!, presented as the season opener of the Encores! series at City Center this past weekend, received mixed reviews but universal acclaim for supporting actor Shuler Hensley. The creative team … Continue reading

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Fig Leaves Review Roundup

Unsung Musicals has received mixed reviews for its Off-Broadway revival of the short-lived 1969 musical The Fig Leaves Are Falling. This revised version features a scaled-down cast of eight actors, three new songs, and previously discarded dialogue and lyrics in … Continue reading

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Kiss Me Kate: Review Roundup

The Chichester Festival Theatre revival of the 1948 musical Kiss Me, Kate has received generally positive reviews for its West End transfer to the Old Vic. The creative team includes Bella & Sam Spewack (book), Cole Porter (music, lyrics), Trevor … Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Top 10 Musical Revivals

New York saw a bevy of musical revivals this year, including a large pack of shows from the Eighties. There were also two prominent “revivals” of shows from the past five years, both presented at the Hirschfeld – though “remount” … Continue reading

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Chicago Milestone

Yesterday, John Kander and Fred Ebb’s Chicago surpassed the performance count of the original production of Les Misérables to become the third longest-running show in Broadway history. “Throughout the past 17 years, this production has exceeded my wildest expectations time … Continue reading

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Working: Review Roundup

The latest revisal of the 1977 musical revue Working, adapted from Studs Terkel’s 1974 book, has received generally positive reviews for its Off-Broadway production at 59E59. The creative team includes Stephen Schwartz (book, lyrics, music), Nina Faso (book), Gordon Greenberg … Continue reading

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Elf: Review Roundup

The Broadway return of Elf, the 2010 musical based on the 2003 film written by David Berenbaum, has received mostly positive reviews. This revival features a revised book and a new opening number, “Happy All the Time.” The creative team … Continue reading

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