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COMING UP ON BROADWAY:
Six - Opens: 3.12.20 The Minutes - Opens: 3.15.20 Company - Opens: 3.22.20 Diana - Opens: 3.26.20 The Lehman Trilogy - Opens: 3.31.20 Mrs. Doubtfire - Opens 4.5.20 Plaza Suite - Previews: 3.13.20, Opens: 4.13.20 American Buffalo - Previews: 3.24.20, Opens: 4.14.20 Sing Street - Previews: 3.26.20, Opens: 4.19.20 How I Learned To Drive - Previews: 3.27.20, Opens: 4.22.20 Take Me Out - Previews: 3.31.20, Opens: 4.23.20 MJ: The Musical - Previews: 7.6.20, Opens: 8.13.20 American Utopia - Opens 9.18.20

THIS WEEK ON THE SITE: 4/6: Broadway Heat: Diana Edition: The Elimination Round! - 4/7: Ms. Broadway April 2020 - 4/8: One That Got Away - 4/9: Musical of the Month:The Drowsy Chaperone: The Creatives - 4/10: The Friday 5 Quiz

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The 2011-2012 Season in Review Part I: Off-Broadway

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE IN THIS MONTH'S POLL AND 
VOTE IN THE CURRENT ROUND OF "HOT/HOTTER"!  BOTH ARE TO YOUR LEFT!


As this season draws to its frenzied close, I have started to gather my thoughts for year end analysis - the good, the bad, the ugly.  I just realized (duh) that over the next three weekends I'll be taking in 8 Broadway and off-Broadway shows.  And there is a decent likelihood that I'll be seeing a few more in May.  So there isn't a whole lot of time to talk about everything!

So to get things started, here is a review of the shows I've seen this season - off Broadway (I'll talk Broadway and regional theatre separately).  Keep in mind two of my goals for this season - to see every new production of a musical or musical revival on Broadway, and to see more shows off-Broadway.  I'm glad (and very fortunate) to report that I have successfully accomplished both goals.

OFF-BROADWAY SHOWS: 2011 - 2012


Death Takes a Holiday (Musical) Laura Pels Theatre
StageGrade: C+
JKTS Review: A+
(Stunning in its simplicity.  Great score.  Glad I saw Julian Ovenden)




Lucky Guy (Musical) The Little Shubert Theatre
StageGrade: C+
JKTS Review: A
(It was a lot of fun!  And Kyle Dean Massey shirtless...)



Lysistrata Jones (Musical) The Gym at Judson
StageGrade: B+
JKTS Review: A-
(An absolute riot!  And lots of eye candy...)


Queen of the Mist (Musical) The Gym at Judson
StageGrade: B+
JKTS Review: A-
(Complex, theatrical staging...a star turn from Mary Testa!)



Carrie (Musical Revival) Lucille Lortel Theatre
StageGrade: C+
JKTS Review: A-
(Hoping for more revisions and a future for the Prom Queen of All time!)



Silence! The Musical (Musical) PS 122
StageGrade: A-
JKTS Review: A-
(Loved the film... loved the musical... laughed til I cried!)




Wild Animals You Should Know (Play) Lucille Lortel Theatre
StageGrade: C
JKTS Review: C+
(Interesting plot...iffy execution... Jay Armstrong Johnson is awesome!)




RENT (Musical Revival) New World Stages
StageGrade: B
JKTS Review: C
(Not different enough... way too soon...)



The Submission (Play) Lucille Lortel Theatre
StageGrade: C+
JKTS Review: C
(Interesting premise...well acted...too obvious!)



STILL TO SEE:

  • Now.  Here.  This.

Jeff
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