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百老汇简短repo:2014/03/28 《Bullets Over Broadway》

剧目:Bullets Over Broadway
时间:2014/03/28
地点:St. James Theatre, Broadway, NYC

Main Cast:
David Shayne: Zach Braff
Cheech: Nick Cordero
Olive: Helene Yorke
Helen Sinclair: Janet Dickinson
Warner: Brooks Ashmanskas
Ellen: Betsy Wolfe
Julian Marx: Lenny Wolpe
Eden: Karen Ziemba
Nick Valenti: Vincent Pastore

This really felt like another "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" for me, because I can almost copy over my quick review for the other one word for word (substituting names when necessary, of course).

1. Really, really enjoyable show with an engrossing story.

2. The staging was pleasing. Lots of great sets. Plus, the costumes for the ensembles were wonderful! It looked like an expensive production, to be sure.

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 Betsy Wolfe as Ellen.

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 "‘Taint Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do" and "Runnin’ Wild."

5. The performance was wonderful. Zach Braff was in his element, totally believable. Janet Dickinson was the understudy for Helen Sinclair and rose to the occasion. Nick Cordero as Cheech just oozed sexy charisma, a man after my own heart! And Helene Yorke as Olive—you would not believe how much cheer there was when this (relatively) innocent woman was shot to death, which spoke to both Cordero and Yorke's performances.

Oh and I couldn't help but ship a little Cheech/David....

AND CHEECH WAS SO SEXY OMG I JUST HAVE TO SAY IT AGAIN OKAY


To sum it up: Comparatively light on singing (for a Broadway musical) but great story and truly energetic performance plus a lavish set. I had a blast!

总结:故事4.5星,制作4星,音乐3.5星,唱功3.5星,演技4.5星。

Broadway Rankings: Les Miserables & The Book of Mormon > Chicago & Miss Saigon & Billy Elliot & Priscilla, Queen of the Desert & Jersey Boys > How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying & Pippin & A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder & Newsies & Bullets Over Broadway > The Lion King & Wicked & Mary Poppins & Mama Mia & Kinky Boots > Evita & Cinderella & Rent & Phantom of the Opera

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