By Quinn Rigg We’ll cut to the chase: Sondheim, Pretty Woman is not. This shouldn’t be that much of a demerit. There is room for fun and frivolity in the American musical theatre. However, though this touring production is packed with stupendously talented performers and exuberant choreography, and elevated by all manners of glitter and
By Colin Douglas Almost every little girl who has ever seen the 2013 animated Disney film Frozen — and there are thousands of them — owns an Elsa or Anna costume and knows all the words to the movie’s powerhouse ballad, “Let It Go.” The story behind both the movie and the stage version isn’t
By Barry Reszel Telling the story of “a group of people who lived in a future yet to be realized” is the heady narrative responsibility the newly-minted Paradise Square musical declares for itself. Thankfully for appreciative audiences, the challenge is taken on by a distinguished Broadway creative team and the very best triple-threat talents to
In a press release issued this morning, Broadway in Chicago announced a pre-NYC engagement of Paradise Square, a musical telling of the Draft Riots of 1863. It promises a blend of original music —by Jason Howland (Little Women), Nathan Tysen (Amélie, Tuck Everlasting), Masi Asare (Monsoon Wedding, The Family Resemblance) and Larry Kirwan (lead singer of Black 47)
Whether Broadway stardom awaits her when the show opens in New York in the fall, we’ll have to wait and see. After all, stars have been made on shows with even fewer reasons for being than Pretty Woman.