Gerard Alessandrini, the creator of "Forbidden Broadway," comes to The York with his newest creation: a collection of the songs of Tony-winning composer and lyricist Maury Yeston. More…
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Gerard Alessandrini, the famed creator of Forbidden Broadway (the longest-running revue in Off-Broadway history) and the smash spoof Spamilton, comes to The York with his newest creation: Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston, a collection of the songs of Tony-winning composer and lyricist Maury Yeston. The genius of Yeston's songs -- intricate yet emotional, cerebral yet romantic, clever yet unendingly melodic -- is coupled with an outstanding cast (to be announced soon!) for an unforgettable evening showcasing the myriad sides of the writer's repertoire. Showstoppers from Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic, Phantom, and Death Takes a Holiday intertwine with lesser-known entries from the Yeston songbook to show off his immense breadth of style--from the hilarious to the deeply moving.
See it if Delightful revue of Yeston songs. Excellent vocalists. Fun staging.
Don't see it if You want storytelling. This was a nice collection of songs from old musicals.
See it if ur a fan of (or want to discover) Yeston's music & want a charming, enjoyable retrospective interpreted by 5 talented singers & a pianist.
Don't see it if you hate the musical Nine; you're not in the mood for a revue/cabaret; you're looking for a plot, through-line or a message.
See it if you want to see a hard-working pianist in a musical review with 5 good voices, cute choreography, comical moments & effective costumes.
Don't see it if you want a play or a one-themed musical as songs are varied. Sound was off at times, mostly at beginning when mics were off or too low.
See it if You like revues. You like pleasant singers performing pleasant songs. You want a retrospective + some unheard songs of Maury Yeston.
Don't see it if You want a storyline. You want a revue w/equally good songs: some gr8, some meh: annoying since better shows got fewer songs than earlier...
See it if You want to hear good music (piano only) with good singing. Not a long show, but a good show.
Don't see it if you want musical with story line.
See it if An absolutely wonderful evening of songs by Maury Yeston delivered by a very talented cast of 5. For all Bway musical afficionados.
Don't see it if You are looking for a big musical, this is not for you. No plot, just great songs.
See it if you want a 70-minute opportunity to see the array of Yeston's music.
Don't see it if you already know his work and don't care for it. Nothing new or exciting here. We found almost every song derivative of some other song.
See it if An evening of great singing and talented performers.
Don't see it if You don't like music from Maury Yeston which feels like music from the 50s.
See it if you want to spend 75 minutes in the company of 5 talented performers (and one great pianist) presenting Yeston tunes.
Don't see it if you need a narrative/plot to tie the numbers together.. This is a true revue and it all worked for me.
Also This piqued my curiosity -- I want to see the full IN THE BEGINNING.
See it if like well written entertaining songs, not a lot of depth in most of them. good to hear an oft overlooked composer. performed well.
Don't see it if don't like reviews, then skip this. just a nice bunch of songs.
See it if You enjoy an evening of pure entertainment revisiting songs from shows of the past. It was lovely.
Don't see it if You want a plot-driven musical.
See it if you're a fan of Yeston's music, or even if you don't know his work. A fun, classy revue - elegantly staged w/great voices doing great songs.
Don't see it if you want a story told or plot-driven piece. MUSICAL BANQUET, allowing you to sample clever, warm, funny, terrific songs - classily sung.
See it if you appreciate talented singers; you like Maury Yeston songs
Don't see it if you don't like revues with no story no matter how good the songs or how talented the singers; you don't enjoy musicals
See it if You like good singing and beautifully written songs. I wasn't very familiar with Yeston; now I am a fan. This revue was delightful. See it!
Don't see it if You don't like plotless musical revues. That is the only reason I can think of. It is a lovely show.
See it if you are a fan or Yeston or have never heard his work. Any lover of musical theater will enjoy this revue. Staged far more than I expected
Don't see it if you want a full scale musical, this is a revue with no dialog It DOES have choreography and costume changes.
See it if you enjoy revues but forewarned it leaves out a lot of Yeston's best songs. Great voices but they never really connect with the material.
Don't see it if want an exciting revue. It's very pedestrian/uninspired. Much is left out and staging/interpretation is ordinary. Not bad just not great
See it if If you like clever lyrics beautifully performed and you want to see talented young performers who will be very well known in the future.
Don't see it if You are looking for a musical with a plot. This is a review containing delightful songs that you may not know.
See it if you want to hear a lot of great singing in a musical review of Maury Yeston's songs.
Don't see it if you want to see a well directed musical review that celebrates the genius works of Maury Yeston. Great singing, poor directing and acting.
See it if Maury Yeston is a genius, so is the cast of 5+1 pianist; A revue with smart choreography and number sequence; 75 min of joy;
Don't see it if You want a plot; Revue is more fitting for cabaret setting, since disconnected songs could be challenging for both actors & audience;