Rapturously beautiful music flows throughout this new, almost chamber-sized musical. The gently paced, very adult romance is absorbing, and leads to a poignantly affecting conclusion.
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You wept at the book, then wept at the Meryl Streep-Clint Eastwood film, but save some more tears for the achingly lovely new cast recording for the Broadway tuner… 223 more words
My theory about why the primary audience for musical theater is women and gay men: it’s the only time in a woman’s life where she’s going to have a handsome man sing her a love song. 204 more words
The root of the word musical is music. Everybody knows that. But the word that stands in the shadows of the root word is good. Songs crammed into a book does not a musical make. 759 more words
Hearts are broken in the Broadway musical version of The Bridges of Madison County, but the tears hardly show. The great director Bartlett Sher and the composer Jason Robert Brown have finally found a way to wash away the weepy sentimentality and corny soap-opera romance-novel detritus that plagued the book and movie to my discontent. 1,016 more words