Michael Riedel has written at length about the recent scramble by Broadway producers to find open theatres for their new shows. As many as a dozen productions are looking for a home on the “Great White Way”. Even some of the big names were almost left out in the cold, as the new vehicle for […]Read more "Thoughts on “Lysistrata Jones” Preview @ The Walter Kerr Theatre, 11/21/11"
Written by: Dan Mason It’s not unheard of for Broadway producers to gamble on reviving a dated piece of material and using it as a star vehicle for Broadway royalty. Just last season Kristin Chenowith packed houses at the Broadway Theater for the critically panned, but commercially successful Promises, Promises. Given the fact that the show recouped […]Read more "Thoughts about “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” Preview – 11/19/11"
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying should be renamed How to Succeed on Broadway Without Really Trying. The answer: put Daniel Radcliffe, star of seven Harry Potter movies, in the starring role and you will have success no matter what. It’s called stunt casting and there’s little shame in it, especially when Radcliffe’s face […]Read more "Theatre Review: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” @ Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 06/25/11"
If you are looking for good time on Broadway, then grab tickets to Priscilla Queen of the Desert! It’s funny, endearing, fabulous, and chock full of some of the biggest and best pop songs ever written! I will say this: Priscilla Queen of the Desert is about a thousand times more interesting and exciting than the […]Read more "Theatre Review: Priscilla Queen of the Desert @ Palace Theatre, 06/25/11"
Two and a half hours and 40 songs later, I walked out of the Broadhurst Theatre wondering what I just saw. I didn’t hate it, but I really didn’t care for it either. Baby It’s You is a mash-up version of Dreamgirls, Jersey Boys, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe but the downfall is that it doesn’t do anything better […]Read more "Theatre Review: “Baby It’s You” @ Broadhurst Theatre, 6/24/11"
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Since I wasn’t able to check out the first preview of “Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark”, I had a guest writer, Sean O’Conner, write up his experience on the, already infamous, first preview. Keep in mind, it’s a first preview and many thing will change before opening on January 11th, 2011. It’s finally happened. Spider […]Read more "1st Preview of “Spiderman: Turn off the Dark”"