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Entertaining with a clever twist

The original play by Jeffrey Hatcher, on which this musical is based, is very cleverly constructed and charmingly written and, to the extent that the musical sticks to the original play, it is fun to see. Penny Fuller does a first rate job in a demanding role and Paul Greenwood brings a light hearted charm to his part as her accompanist and unconscious mind.. But, unfortunately, converting the play into a musical didn't bring anything special to the mix. The score is pleasant but derivative and the lyrics sophomoric at worst and unmemorable at best. The show is definitely worth seeing and if you go, I think you'll enjoy it, but that will be despite the music, not because of it. I have posted an expanded review of this show and several other Broadway, off Broadway, and off off Broadway plays on my blog www.aseatontheaisle.blogspot.com.