Peter Travers is a critic with Rolling Stone. This account has been auto-generated, and does not indicate that this person is an active member of Show-Score.com. That said, if you "follow" this member, you will automatically be updated whenever s/he writes a new review.
If you are this critic, please see the instructions on how to add reviews, update your profile, or make changes to your excerpts and scores.
“The laugh-out-loud funniest musical of the Broadway season. Yes, it’s another tune-filled spin on a hit movie...But this one is actually good...Musical-comedy heaven...Leading a dynamite cast is Fontana in a give-him-the-Tony-now tour de force...Ellis stages this circus like a ringmaster supreme. The infectious score is by Yazbek...The uproarious book ups the fun quotient of the movie by creating an avalanche of one-liners that leave you laughing uncontrollably.” Full Review
for a previous production "It’s a tricky, balancing act and Sorkin — in tandem with dynamic director Sher and a flawless acting ensemble — never loses sight of making Lee’s tale thrillingly alive on stage. Brimming with humor, generous heart and gritty provocation, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is as timely as it is timeless...There’s genuine daring in this production...Sorkin lunges headlong into the fray. And, under Sher’s urgent direction, the experience is electrifying...Unmissable and unforgettable." Full Review
"Midler is in peak form as Dolly Gallagher Levi...It's a knockout performance that will be talked about for years...I could go on about this smashing, kick-ass revival. The still-bright potency of Jerry Herman's music and lyrics, the pulsating energy of Jerry Zaks' direction, the dazzle of Santo Loquasto's sets and costumes, the high spirits of Warren Carlyle's dances that echo Gower Champion's original choreography. And the actors!" Full Review
“’Be More Chill’ offers teachable moments galore, but luckily none of them get in the way of the show’s explosive high spirits. Director Brackett and choreographer Brock keep the action hopping and the sound-level deafening, a wise decision considering that ‘Be More Chill’ never achieves the touching gravity of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ or the sharp wit that writer Tina Fey brings to ‘Mean Girls’. But, hot-damn, does this show know its audience.” Full Review
"It’s not a rehash of the books and movies – it's a thrilling continuation of the Potter saga...A triumph of epic proportions, not only heaven for Potterheads, but a marvel of stagecraft that will soon be the stuff of legend...The story – dark, dazzling, and more soulful than anything on screen...Eyes will pop and jaws will drop at the theatrical wizardry...It’s more than the best new play of the season. It’s some kind of miracle." Full Review