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4/5 Stars. "All in all, in just over two hours, 'Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' and that of his lyric collaborators amazing body of work will win new fans, and win over some of his detractors. It also revives worthy songs from a couple of flops and some chestnuts from long ago productions. " Full Review
“Guenther has given the stage adaptation fuller-developed characters than were in 1993 romantic comedy...Here, in the Paper Mill’s 1,200-seater, even with the further work that’s gone into it, doesn’t exactly leap to the stage...It doesn’t offer intimacy when intimacy is ideal. The musical is filled with whimsical and sentimental moments, including bits of small magic. Some get lost on the mammoth stage." Full Review
"Though Vassur’s production doesn’t rise to the level of 'God of Vengeance,' this rare revival is an opportunity to experience the playwright’s classic comedy of the absurd, which boasts a contemporary translation...with references to current events...With its themes about the human condition, philosophy, mortality, mob mentality, and conformity...Ionesco lightens the message by merging the sublime with the ridiculous." Full Review
"A great score...and enough wise-cracking one-liners to keep you laughing for weeks...Borle literally seems born to the manor his character...His adroit comic timing and dancing are impeccable...Carlyle’s has created a stunning sequence, a tribute to the style of Gene Kelly, that showcases Borle’s debonair side in 'Leaning on a Lampost'...This Encores!, with the cast off book, is so polished it feels like a true Broadway production." Full Review