Grease Live Review: A New Genre of TV (but not Theater)

Grease Live was so smartly cast and so inventively staged — and so much communal fun — that it was easier to forgive the fact that it was still Grease, a dopey, dated, leather-deep show about the 1950’s manifestly inferior to such sharper, similarly-themed entertainments as Bye, Bye Birdie and American Graffiti. Danny Zuko (Aaron […]

Gigi Broadway Review: Vanessa Hudgens in visually stunning, emotionally threadbare production

Gigi, an imitation French confection of a musical starring High School Musical sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens, is based on a novella by Colette about two aging prostitutes grooming their illegitimate relative, a child of 15, to attach herself to a rich older man.  Colette added a twist to this sordid story, which she set in high-toned […]

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