Already closed | 1h 20m | Midtown W

Broadway & The Bard

From 55 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Original, Clever, Great acting

About the show

Amas Musical Theatre presents stage and screen veteran Len Cariou, combining his two great loves – Shakespeare and American Musical Comedy – into one diverse evening of soliloquy and song. More…

Universally acclaimed stage and screen veteran Len Cariou gives full voice to an idea that he has harbored for years. Combining his two great loves into one rich and diverse tapestry; outfitting trenchant classical soliloquies and sonnets with inventive musical pairings from beloved writers of the Great White Way.

1h 20m | Already closed | Theatre Row / Theatre One (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (55)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Original, Clever, Great acting

46
Banal, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if Let's face it, the old man doesn't have a great voice, so what's the point? That's it, there is no point to this show.

Don't see it if you really hate Shakespeare...or musical theater from the past.

48
Banal, Dated, Indulgent

See it if You like Shakespeare, you like Len Cariou, you know/appreciate older musicals.

Don't see it if You like a big production with a plot, don't like Shakespeare, expect to hear Cariou's good voice (he lost it), don't like older shows

During previews
35
Dated, Original, Quirky, Slow

See it if You enjoy a one man show and know actor Len Cariou and appreciate Shakespearian references. Also if you like an intimate and short show

Don't see it if You Like a full cast and a faster moving show

During previews
40
Dated, Indulgent, Banal

See it if You're a fan of Len Cariou, you appreciate good performances of Shakespeare soliloquies and less-good performances of songs from old musical

Don't see it if You're expecting action or inventive staging, you don't know Shakespeare well, you are expecting something other than an ode to Len Cariou


February 5th, 2016
"An odd but enjoyable solo show, starring the stage veteran Len Cariou, that juxtaposes monologues and sonnets with songs from musicals...Mr. Cariou’s singing voice has naturally lost some — well, frankly, much — of its power and agility since his heyday...Mr. Cariou’s delivery of his Shakespeare...
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February 4th, 2016
"What more could the 76-year-old legend want? The answer’s there in 'Broadway and the Bard’s' second number: 'Applause.' Once an ovation addict, always an ovation addict. Trouble is, Cariou may be getting more out of us than we him...While the narration between sections is crusty and halting, Car...
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February 9th, 2016
"The show is warm and delightful. At age 76, the actor's sharp and stinging presence has mellowed a bit and his singing voice has lost a bit of its range, but his aged wisdom and craft as an actor remains of a high caliber. Len Cariou certainly has more tales worth attending up his talented sleeve."
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February 5th, 2016
"The years vanished as the actor once again invested Lerner's words with a devastating sense of loss and yearning....If the rest of 'Broadway and the Bard' were of this quality, I'd be busy rustling up superlatives, but much of the time this is one of the season's odder entertainments...Cariou's ...
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