Bill Hirschman

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Reviews (5)
King Kong (NYC)
Midtown W
Florida Theater On Stage

"'King Kong' is amazing, both the creature and the show. Its flaws and shortcomings as a musical are impossible to ignore, but as spectacle and entertainment, only someone who revels in dissing whatever is popular would deny that 'King Kong' is a jaw-dropping experience...This is not a E-ticket thrill ride, but a fine work of theatrical stagecraft and skill...The acting, directing, and the script...all are very much 21st Century...It just clashes distractingly with the time period." Full Review

Florida Theater On Stage

for a previous production "'Real Men' is a goofy, spoofy hoot that may have seemed all the funnier because, in full disclosure, I am a real man who regularly sings show tunes in the car and would play with puppets if I had any...'Real Men' is light, bubbly summer fare, but it has a polish and a consistency that its forebears haven’t had. Yes, it runs about 10 minutes too long, but even the weaker material that could be easily sliced away is still stronger than its competitors." Full Review

Cagney
Midtown W
Variety

for a previous production "...don’t go expecting an incisive, enthralling character study...'Cagney' is a 1930s Warner Brothers movie musical — vellum-thin escapist entertainment for a stressed-out world battling economic depression." Full Review

Florida Theater On Stage

"What Demos-Brown wrought on the page is a fusion of the intense racial issues with the universal terror of parents struggling to prepare a teenager to graduate into an antagonistic and unforgiving world. With those two elements intertwined and acidly eating into other, 'American Son' produces a far more complicated tale than simply an emotion-suffused polemic about overt and subtle manifestations of racism in the 21st Century." Full Review

Florida Theater On Stage

for a previous production "'Real Men' is a goofy, spoofy hoot that may have seemed all the funnier because, in full disclosure, I am a real man who regularly sings show tunes in the car and would play with puppets if I had any... 'Real Men' is light, bubbly summer fare, but it has a polish and a consistency that its forebears haven’t had. Yes, it runs about 10 minutes too long, but even the weaker material that could be easily sliced away is still stronger than its competitors." Full Review