“Shuffle Along is jazzy, tuneful, full of pep,” says one of the rave reviews from 1921 printed on the curtain during intermission at the Music Box Theater, where George C. Wolfe has mounted a revival of the all-black musical that deserves far more exuberant praise than “full of pep”: It is cataclysmically entertaining.
Archives for April 2016
Renée Fleming walks on stage and shares confidentially that when she isn’t jetting to the glamorous capitals of the opera world or singing the great soprano roles on stage, she is making tracks to attend a show or concert then adds, “ Because it’s what I do. There is no real separation between the work […]
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Mitchell on “Modern Family”, is starring on Broadway in Fully Committed, portraying Sam, a struggling actor who works as a reservations clerk at a trendy Manhattan restaurant, as well as some 40 characters with whom Sam interacts. It’s a soufflé of a show being sold as a full expensive meal.