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Les Misérables

The musical Les Misérables has finally made it to the screen, with even more pomp and circumstance than the stage. And, I am happy to report, just as much glory. Victor Hugo’s novel, first published in 1862, premiered onstage in … Continue reading


Catch Me If You Can

Style over substance was the motto of Frank Abagnale Jr., and the musical about him seems to abide by the same rules. Catch Me If You Can, currently playing at the Neil Simon Theater, is a flashy and fun spectacle … Continue reading


Next To Normal

The playbills at Next to Normal should come with a warning: “The show you are about to see may result in overwhelming sadness, uncontrollable tears or a desire to call someone you haven’t spoken to in a while and tell … Continue reading


Saved

A spoonful of sugar may make the medicine go down for Mary Poppins, but it sure doesn’t help the play Saved, a musical with very different intentions playing a few blocks down the street. This production, a sanitized and sweetened … Continue reading