The music and talent was great but the theme of the play was horrible...my advice to those who are thinking about seeing this: read what the play is about... Tired of artists pushing their agenda...it just never stops and I'm sick of it. Time to STOP being political.
2hr. 15min. (1 intermission)
Opened Mar 18, 2012
I did not want to see this play. I was given the DVD for Christmas last year. It was so sappy I couldn't watch more than half of it. Even my wife who loves sappy movies couldn't watch such dribble. Well, I succumbed to my curiosity and attended the Broadway play with fairly low expectations. Boy, was I ever pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful show. Maybe a smidgen sappy but delightfully so. The music is terrific and was performed by extremely talented and accomplished musicians. The direction was flawless. I was anxious to see Steve Kazee's Tony Award winning performance but this performance was performed by his understudy Ben Hope who did a stellar job showcasing his tremendous talent. The real star of the production was Cristin Milioto who was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Once. She has a voice as sweet as honey, blends in beautifully with her simple harmony and performs her rather difficult role flawlessly. She also plays piano with a simple sweet passion. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this marvelous production and highly recommend it to all. I plan on purchasing the cast CD and maybe even giving the DVD another chance. Maybe.