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百老汇简短repo:2011/9/6 《How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying》

剧目:How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
时间:2011/9/6
地点:Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Broadway, NYC

Main Cast:
J. Pierrepont Finch: Daniel Radcliffe
J.B. Biggley: John Larroquette
Rosemary Pilkington: Rose Hemingway
Hedy LaRue: Tammy Blanchard
Bud Frump: Christopher J. Hanke
Smitty: Mary Faber
Miss Jones: Ellen Harvey
The Voice of the Narrator: Anderson Cooper

Thoughts:

1. Really, really enjoyable show with an engrossing story. Light and witty, kind of like Chicago in its humor but far less dark. Characters can be caricature-ish but still hold up.

2. The staging was pleasing. The use of lights was great.

3. The singing was adequate and at times even vigorous, though as a whole unremarkable. There was consistency, but no real "wow" factor except perhaps for Ms. Hemingway's solo "Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm."

4. The music, I felt, provided more rhythm than melody. Still there was a general feeling of catchiness, and there was no boring song (great choreography certainly helped!). I particularly enjoyed "The Company Way" and "A Secretary is Not a Toy."

5. The performance was wonderful. Larroquette and Radcliffe had sparkling chemistry, especially in "Grand Old Ivy." Radcliffe did not disappoint. He exuded such a youthful affability and charm that you couldn't help but root for him, even though he was essentially the Roxie Hart (a la Chicago) of this story.

6. "Brotherhood of Man" brought the house down. Several times. Even before the song was finished. You could really see Radcliffe and co giving this number all they had got, and that was a good feeling.

7. All the cast were greeted enthusiastically at curtain call. When Daniel Radcliffe came out, though, there was screaming. It was then that I was again reminded that he was, indeed, Harry Potter. During the show, though, I quickly got over his slight accent and from then on only saw Pierrepont Finch.

To sum it up: Comparatively light on singing (for a Broadway musical) but great story and truly energetic performance. The Boy Is Indeed The Chosen One. I had a blast!

总结:故事5星,制作4星,音乐3.5星,唱功3.5星,演技4星。

又,历代百老汇音乐剧的观后打分:
Les Miserables & The Book of Mormon > How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & Chicago & Miss Saigon > The Lion King & Wicked > Mary Poppins > Rent & Phantom of the Opera

Comments

歌剧院魅影垫底啊,那么差劲吗
大概是期望太高了……?总之就没觉得哪里好。=_= 能把那几首歌唱得让我不买帐,也算是奇迹了。
正装上来谢谢GN的repo,更加期待去看了XD
Les Mizzies来按爪,看review我也有点想去看了,据说接替丹尼尔的会是囧那厮。。。看来得赶在演员交替之前去。
接替丹尼尔的是Glee那位,那位走了才是Jonas。

不过我的确很喜欢丹尼尔的出演。=)