The Staging is good, the performers are great and of course everyone knows the music. If you dont, well listen to Puccini. Its a well known show with a storyline that is based on the Gaston Leroux book with some plot tweaks here and there. If youve never seen it, you must go. You will enjoy it. If you have a chance to see it again, do it. Then go see something else.
The Phantom of the Opera on Friday, Jul 1st, 2011
Bonnie and Clyde
This show is going to be a breath of much needed fresh air to Broadway this season. I saw this show in its first incarnation in La Jolla, CA and I cannot say how excited I am for this new production. I was not expecting much going into it two years ago, but after that first production my interest was piqued. So I recently attended the reading at the Lincoln Center and needless to say, I was blown away. The score is unlike anything Frank Wildhorn has ever delivered before and it has a definitive mixture of American Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock. The direction by Multi-Tony nominee and Ovation Award Winner Jeff Calhoun, book by Emmy nominated Ivan Menchell, Incredible score by Multi-Grammy and Tony Award nominated Frank Wildhorn, and OSCAR, BMI Icon, Golden Globe Winner Don Black on lyrics, paints an extraordinary picture which brings mature audiences as well as a new generation of entertainment goers an incredibly true story of who these people were, and more importantly- why. The infamous pairs performances are going to be Jeremy Jordan as Clyde and Laura Osnes as Bonnie. From what Ive seen, their careers are going to explode once this hits the public. I would not be surprised with a TONY nom and win on multiple levels for this production. This is on the top of my list, and for excellent reason.
Bonnie & Clyde on Friday, Jul 1st, 2011