Tag Archives: Off-Broadway musical

Wild Bride Review Roundup

The Cornish theater troupe Kneehigh has received very positive reviews for the Off-Broadway stop of its U.S. tour of The Wild Bride, adapted from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale “The Girl Without Hands.” The creative team includes Carl Grose (book, lyrics), … 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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Life & Times Review Roundup

The Nature Theater of Oklahoma has received positive reviews for its multi-part Life and Times, presented Off-Broadway by Soho Rep as part of the Under the Radar festival at the Public Theater. The creative team includes Kristin Worrall (book), Florian … 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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Wonderful Wizard of Song Review Roundup

The Harold Arlen revue The Wonderful Wizard of Song has received mixed notices for its Off-Broadway premiere at St. Luke’s, where it has settled for an open-ended run after a national tour. The creative team includes George Bugatti (concept, book), … Continue reading

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Best of 2012: Top 10 New Musicals

Musical theater was “alive and kicking” this year, with debuts from new writers and comebacks from veteran scribes. Below is my list of the Top Ten new pieces of musical theater that debuted in the past 12 months – with … 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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Bare: Review Roundup

The Off-Broadway premiere of Bare, a revised version of the show that debuted at L.A.’s Hudson Theatre in 2000 and was first seen Off-Off-Broadway at New York’s American Theatre of Actors in 2004, has opened to mostly negative reviews. The … Continue reading

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