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Jackson - Top 5 Current Broadway Shows

Mattermap door Brennan Jackson 08 mei 2017

TOP 5 Current Broadway Shows

  • The Great Comet

    • However much you embrace this level of diversion and self-conscious stage-play will dictate how fast your heart beats for Natasha and Pierre. As well as being a visually and kinetically riotous lark, it wants to be something deeper—as it well might, being derived from War and Peace—and that is both its charm and, amid all the jostling colors and volume, its problem. ...»
      Tim Teeman The Daily Beast Bron:
    • The show will become known as The Great Comet, and for good reason: That astral phenom is, in the end, more enchanting than all the glitter on the stage below.
      Jeremy Gerard Deadline Bron:
    • But while The Great Comet is often hilarious, the show also develops its drama far beyond the winking intro, forging genuine emotional investment in the characters' tempestuous lives.
      David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter Bron:
    • The Imperial Theater, where the rapturous musical “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” blazed opened on Monday night, has never looked more imperial — or felt more intimate.
      Charles Isherwood The New York Times Bron:
  • Hamilton

    • Yes, it really is that good.
      Ben Brantley The New York Times Bron:
    • American musicals have long combined social criticism with unabashed romance, a sharp eye with an open heart. Watching that tradition move boldly forward in Hamilton, a fan can't help but feeling a little pride. ...»
      Elysa Gardner USA Today Bron:
    • it’s as if House of Cards were folded into a sort of Days of Our Colonial Lives fever dream, then filtered through the minds of Tupac and Sondheim. It’s that strange and that spectacular, and you’d be crazy to miss it. ...»
      Leah Greenblatt Entertainment Weekly Bron:
    • Like all truly living things, it has evolved its own unique necessities from what its past already provided. That’s history, too. So let’s not call Hamilton groundbreaking. Let’s call it, with hope for the future, historic. ...»
      Jesse Green Vulture Bron:
  • Wicked

    • The most complete, and completely satisfying, musical I've come across in a long time.
      Elysa Gardner USA Today Bron: 07/05/2017
    • Built on songs by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman, the show is steeped in talent.
      Ben Brantley The New York Times Bron: 07/05/2017
    • What a spectacle this is! Keep your eye on the witches. These wonderful girls from Oz are a delight.
      Linda Winer Newsday Bron: 07/05/2017
    • Thanks to Winnie Holzman's witty book and composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz's robust and pop-inflected score, Wicked soars.
      David Cote TimeOut New York Bron: 07/05/2017
  • Dear Evan Hansen

    • Dear Evan Hansen is beautiful to look at it, slickly directed, and moving, but also biting and subversive—and so may have more to say about teen suicide, parenting, and internet lunacy than the most finely worded op-ed column. ...»
      Tim Teeman The Daily Beast Bron: 12/04/2016
    • Leaving a new musical with a great song or two running through your head is a rare but exciting thing. Leaving with about 10 great songs running through your head is pretty much unheard of. But that’s the power of Dear Evan Hansen ...»
      Melissa Rose Bernardo Entertainment Weekly Bron:
    • It's a performance to savor, and one that will speak powerfully to young audiences in particular.
      David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter Bron:
    • Naturally, the story of a teenage suicide and a lonely young man caught up in a web of self-devised deception has its sad aspects. But “Dear Evan Hansen” is anything but a downer; the feelings it stirs are cathartic expressions of a healthy compassion for Evan’s efforts to do good, and his anguish that he may be causing more trouble than he can cure. ...»
      Charles Isherwood The New York Times Bron:
  • The Book of Mormon

    • This makes all the sweeter its celebration of the privilege, for just a couple of hours, of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.
      Ben Brantley The New York Times Bron: 07/05/2017
    • This is what 21st-century Broadway can be. If Broadway has the balls.
      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Bron:
    • 'The Book of Mormon," the jubilant and expert one-joke Broadway musical by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, is everything you should expect from a show by the heat-seeking rascals of "South Park." What you may not expect, however, is the sweetness. ...»
      Linda Winer Newsday Bron:
    • The Book of Mormon, arriving after months of hype, somehow delivers even more than its ridiculously felicitous advance buzz promised: It's an often uproarious, spiritually up-tempo satire not just of Mormonism, and not just religion in general, but of (no kidding) Occidental civilization itself, in all its well-intentioned, self-mythologizing, autoerotically entitled glory. ...»
      Scott Brown New York Magazine Bron: