LEAP OF FAITH Reviews

egghumor
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 07:34pm
"My guess is Brantley -- he usually loves Raul."

Well that's certainly about to be tested...

srg129
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 07:38pm
BroadwayBen
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egghumor
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 07:43pm
Wow, if that nasty review from Time Out New York merited two stars, what does a one-star review read like?
srg129
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 07:45pm
Yeah was wondering the same thing egg! Don't Dress For Dinner also got the two star treatment.

Updated On: 4/26/12 at 07:45 PM
mschwager
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 07:55pm
Here is my review I posted on my blog after seeing a preview. http://upstage-left.blogspot.com/2012/04/review-alan-menkens-leap-of-faith.html
bk
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:04pm
I believe this thread is for real reviews? Not blogs?
Patti LuPone FANatic
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:07pm
bk: I gather when a person sees a show, he is apt to reveal his opinions on said show..hence a review. Whether it's a blog review, a personal review or a theatre critic review...it's still a review. Just saying...from RC in Austin, Texas
Susan Haskins (Theatre Talk): "I love children. That's why I work with Michael (Riedel)."
tmbyru
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:10pm
bk, You're right. This is a list of critic reviews.
dramamama611
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:10pm
But THESE threads are specifically for official reviews, the other existing threads are for our opinions.

(It's an understandable mistake, however.)
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
taboo123
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:26pm
my popcorn just got yummier.

srg129
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BroadwayBen
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 08:59pm
I'd say that " Ultimately, itís hard to shake the feeling that despite all its singing to the Lord, Leap of Faith was never meant to be a musical" is hardly mixed.
srg129
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Posted: 4/26/12 at 09:02pm
srg129
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Posted: 4/26/12 at 09:10pm
Entertainment Weekly is mixed: Grade B-

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20589865,00.html
srg129
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rjm516
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 09:21pm
EW's and Hollywood Reporter's really aren't that bad, considering.
srg129
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Blockhead24
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 09:56pm
*formerly obsessedjb*

"Make up your mind you want clarity, take what you know and then make it make sense"-N2N
ABB2357
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:05pm
srg129
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Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:07pm
Updated On: 4/26/12 at 10:07 PM
srg129
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Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:13pm
ABB2357
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Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:16pm
Yikes. I don't think Brantley has slammed a major show this harshly since THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
dramamama611
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:17pm
Lord, I loved this phrase:

Jessica Phillips, who looks and acts as if she has just been dry-cleaned
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
bjh2114
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:18pm
THE QUOTE OF MY LIFE!!!!!

"Yet here Mr. Esparza seems to keep a chilly distance from his character, and you realize the degree to which self-consciousness has always been a part of his performances. " - Ben Brantley

He is my new favorite person ever.
bjh2114
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LEAP OF FAITH Reviews
Posted: 4/26/12 at 10:21pm
OOF! "Gospel is not Mr. Esparzaís strong suit. When he belts out raise-your-hands invocations to divinity, he sounds like a second-tier Tina Turner impersonator."

So, yah... that happened. For those of you saying Brantley's Nice Work review was a pan, meet the Leap of Faith review. THAT was a pan.

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