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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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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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13 Things: Review Roundup

After a developmental production at the O’Neill Theater Center this summer, the new one-act solo musical 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti, based on the final section of Jeffrey Hatcher’s 1995 play Three Viewings, has opened Off-Broadway at 59E59 to mixed … Continue reading

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Cabaret: Review Roundup

The fourth West End revival of the 1966 musical Cabaret has opened at the Savoy to positive if somewhat guarded reviews. This limited-engagement London run, a revised version of the 2006 Olivier-nominated production, is the final stop of a UK tour that … Continue reading

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Lonesome: Video Reviews

Criterion has received universal praise for its release of the DVD with a triple-play of Universal features helmed by Paul Fejös from the late 1920s. The first movie is the hourlong silent romance Lonesome (1928), included on the U.S. National … Continue reading

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Merrily We Roll Along: Album Reviews

PS Classics has released the cast recording of this February’s Encores! concert version of Merrily We Roll Along, the musical adaptation of Kaufman and Hart’s 1934 play, to positive critical and popular reviews, landing atop the Billboard Cast Album Chart … Continue reading

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New Girl in Town: Review Roundup

The Off-Broadway revival of New Girl in Town, the 1957 musical based on Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie that hasn’t had a professional outing in New York for 50 years, opened last night at Irish Rep to positive reviews. For the … Continue reading

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Porgy and Bess: Album Reviews

Last week, PS Classics released a pair of Gershwin recordings, each of which have received positive reviews. The first was a two-disc set of the 2012 Broadway revival cast recording of Porgy and Bess. The creative team includes Dorothy and … Continue reading

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Lysistrata Jones: Album Reviews

The original Broadway cast recording of the short-lived musical Lysistrata Jones, released this week in stores, has received mixed but generally favorable reviews. The show closed January 8, after only 30 performances, but the cast reunited two months later, on … Continue reading

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