The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen

1hr. 20min.


Wonderful music but little insight into Arlen himself

This is a good musical revue with wonderful performances of more than two dozen of Harold Arlen's greatest hits by four outstanding singers. Antoinette Henry is really terrific. Arlen is given the credit he deserves for these musical compositions and if it's just his music you're interested in, you won't be disappointed. But if you were hoping for something more – some insight into Arlen, the man himself, not just Arlen, the composer – sad to say, you won't find it here. I have posted an expanded review of this musical revue as well as reviews of other Broadway, off Broadway and off off Broadway productions on my blog