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for a previous production "Like Audrey Tautou's hair in the film, the new 'Amélie' musical is cute. Charming goes a long way but without more it's not enough to ignite passion or excitement in theatergoers. The show's music is serviceable but lacks grandness...More lift is definitely needed throughout the show-and not just sonically...Thankfully, 'Amélie' is worth seeing if for no other reason than Phillipa Soo...Her skills are powerful and plentiful!...She radiates every moment she's on stage! Full Review
"Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is responsible for some of the best musicals in theater history! His latest, 'School Of Rock,' is not one of them...However, the bar is too high for himself and the genre of kids on Broadway, and this show is not up to par...The kids in this production are all very solid. But, just down the street at 'Matilda,' the child performers there are on a whole other level. It definitely helps that they have better material and direction." Full Review
"This show not only met our expectations - it exceeded them! 'On Your Feet' will please the casual Gloria fan and also satisfy her most ardent admirers…The music really shines in this show! It may surprise you how many ballads and midtempo songs are featured - but the show ends with a bang, concert-style. Literally! There's a nearly 6 minute encore medley of uptempo hits to send you off on your way and raving to all your friends about how good 'On Your Feet' is!" Full Review
"The production is on the smaller scale of Broadway musicals, but it is beautifully done by director John Doyle...Oftentimes the later work of composers isn't as good as their younger output. Thankfully, 'The Visit' is not that case! These songs are some of their best!" Full Review
"BIG belting! EXQUISITE vocal arrangements! GORGEOUS orchestrations to really show it off! And, unfortunately, THE WORST book of the new Broadway season. This love story is so melodramatic that it's hard to find any of it believable and even harder to not laugh at some of this campy dialogue." Full Review
"Harvey Weinstein made a bold and inspiring choice in hiring director Diane Paulus to helm his first Broadway musical...Unfortunately, Paulus' own genius is to blame for "Finding Neverland"'s lack of pixie dust. This production is good but not great...For a musical about the creation of and featuring Peter Pan, one would expect flying and all sorts of theatrical razzle-dazzle. Those moments of wonder and awe are few and fleeting, though." Full Review
"This revamped 'Gigi' has been sanitized and given 'The Pretty Woman' treatment, without Julia Roberts or the heightened stakes that made that movie so effective...The safer road, though, is not always the better road traveled. This new and not-quite improved Gigi is now far less interesting a character...A smaller set but bigger production dancers with more dancing would have been a far more effective move by director Eric Schaeffer." Full Review
"Beautiful lives up to its name and then some! The new musical based on the life of and featuring the music of legendary songwriter Carole King is a non-stop hit parade and the perfect example of a jukebox musical done right!" Full Review
for a previous production "The comedy is everything we were expecting - and more...Hayes is so magnetic...This show has been revamped and feels so fresh! The laughter is nonstop, but underneath the humor are some very serious truths about mankind and why we do what we do. See, on the surface the show might seem like it's about God, but it's really about us. And, if you go see this, you will be thoroughly entertained!" Full Review
"The music is good, if not the most memorable. Act I felt long, but Act II flies by and really tugs at the heartstrings....There is a lot of pain in 'Allegiance,' but - thankfully - director Stafford Arima does a brilliant job of not making the show too dark and of finding the beauty in the bleak. The way he represents the bombing of Hiroshima is so inspired! His formations and choices are to be strongly lauded. Fine job by all!" Full Review
“This revival makes the most of the source material, but we're not sure why it was done in the first place. The plot is purposefully ridiculous and the book has not been updated at all, which it strongly needs. The songs are serviceable but far from timeless or iconic...There is some great tap dancing in the show. Overall, though, this was a pretty unremarkable show." Full Review
"If there is one flaw with the show is that it's all fluff and not enough stuff. There is very little heart in the show, even though there are some attempts at a couple of love stories...It aims to please and it succeeds! Super well done!!" Full Review
"If you're a fan of Renée Fleming, then you will love 'Living On Love,' the new Broadway play about an aging opera singer starring the real life opera singer...There are moments of greatness - and truly funny insider jokes - but those are not enough to make this overly familiar and rather generic show feel as special as it needs to be." Full Review