Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston
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Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston

Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Songs of Maury Yeston NYC Reviews and Tickets

(112 Reviews)
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Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Refreshing, Clever

About the Show

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.

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Member Reviews (112)

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1047 Reviews | 254 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if The songs of Yeston done very well. Great singing and pleasant show.

Don't see it if If you do not like revue type shows.

869 Reviews | 248 Followers
Ambitious, Funny, Great singing, Entertaining

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.

712 Reviews | 215 Followers
Absorbing, Entertaining, Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful

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.

677 Reviews | 189 Followers
Refreshing, Great singing, Delightful, Entertaining

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. Read more

640 Reviews | 127 Followers
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Funny

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.

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
Confusing, Funny, Fluffy, Entertaining, Ambitious

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... Read more

442 Reviews | 232 Followers
Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful

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.

455 Reviews | 51 Followers
Great singing, Entertaining

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.

Critic Reviews (6)

Talkin' Broadway
December 6th, 2019

"The cast is all overmiked, by sound designer Julian Evans, but the excess of decibels is less annoying than usual, because the lyrics are so clear and everyone sounds so good. It's mostly solos and duets, but the ensemble harmonies are truly gorgeous."
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New York Stage Review
December 6th, 2019

3/5 Stars. "Songwriter Maury Yeston's catalog romped through by director Gerard Alessandrini and deft cast."
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New York Stage Review
December 6th, 2019

3/5 Stars. "Gerard Alessandrini's valentine to composer-lyricist Maury Yeston mixes his best-known songs with a handful of obscurities"
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December 10th, 2019

"This one-act show, featuring five abundantly gifted singer-dancers, underscores the wide-ranging nature of the composer's music. Yeston has successfully adopted diverse musical sounds...Mostly though, he's known for lush, sweeping, timeless melodies."
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Front Row Center
December 10th, 2019

Score: 85% "It's a pleasure to listen to unpretentious tuneful melodies sung by talented performers. Some of Maury Yeston's songs have worn better than others over time, but nonetheless Anything Can Happen in the Theater offers us a welcome respite from the daily grind."
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Theatre's Leiter Side
December 6th, 2019

"Awesomely engaging overview of the best of Maury Yeston, who wrote both the thoroughly delightful music and the unusually witty, touching, or poetic—as the case may be—lyrics of one song after the other…The ensemble…grabs you with its charisma, intelligence, and vocal expertise."
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