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STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews

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LimelightMike
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 12:38am
Today is Sunday, April 15, marking the official opening of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, telling of the origins of Peter Pan, his nemesis Captain Hook and the enchanted island of Neverland, helmed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. A feat of theatrical storytelling, language and stagecraft, Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Rick Elice authored the stage adaptation that uses 12 actors to recount the tale of adventure.

PATSC opened to critical acclaim Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop March 9, 2011, where it extended its run twice. The entire Off-Broadway company returns for the Broadway transfer, which began previews March 28.

Christian Borle stars as devious pirate Black Stache, with Celia Keenan-Bolger as Molly and Adam Chanler-Berat as Boy. Completing the cast are Teddy Bergman, Arnie Burton, Matt D'Amico, Kevin Del Aguila, Carson Elrod, Greg Hildreth, David Rossmer, Betsy Hogg, Orville Mendoza, Jason Ralph and John Sanders.

Steven Hoggett created the movement for the production, which has set design by Donyale Werle, costume design by Paloma Young, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by Darron L West and musical direction by Marco Paguia.

LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
Updated On: 4/15/12 at 12:38 AM
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dramamama611
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PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 05:43pm
bump....just to get ready!
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.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:12pm
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.
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:16pm
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.
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:18pm
With each review Murray writes, I dislike his reviews more and more...
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
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broadwaydevil
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joined:2/16/11
PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 06:23pm
If Talking Broadway is negative everyone involved should be very happy. That's usually a good indication a lot of other reviews will be positive.

Break legs all!
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
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NYadgal
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joined:5/18/04
PATSC (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 07:25pm
May all the reviews continue to be positive!
This is such a charming, inventive and magical show - full of beautiful performances.

Break legs, all, and hope it's a thrilling night!
"Two drifters off to see the world... there's such a lot of world to see"
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zepka102
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joined:5/26/04
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:16pm
Loved it, and glad to see the critics are too... so far! Hope it keeps going!
::bust a move::
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:27pm
yeesh murray needs to get out of the theater review game, because he hates everything.
srg129
Stand-by
joined:7/15/08
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:32pm
Updated On: 4/15/12 at 08:32 PM
srg129
Stand-by
joined:7/15/08
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:38pm
Entertainment Weekly is mixed-to-positive (Grade B):

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20587320,00.html
srg129
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PalJoey
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joined:3/11/04
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:52pm
"Peter soars—deliriously high and gloriously far." I couldn't agree more.
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
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Kalimba
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joined:4/5/06
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 08:55pm
Murray's panties are wound up so tight it's no wonder he can never write a favorable review.
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Michael Bennett
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joined:3/16/05
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:01pm
I adored the show Off Broadway and On but have talked to a surprising number of people who disliked the current incarnation and/or felt the show lost a lot of its charm in the move uptown- it will be interesting to see if any of the critics changes his mind from his earlier review.
BroadwayFan12
Leading Actor
joined:4/17/10
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:05pm
I saw it yesterday and was pleasantly surprised that it didn't lose its intimacy. It was absolutely magical.
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South Fl Marc
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joined:6/23/04
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:21pm
I love this show. It's everything good theatre should be. Plus, it's just a joy to watch.
Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
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mmh1019
Understudy
joined:4/9/12
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 09:25pm
so happy Christian Borle is getting such good reviews, his storyline on SMASH has been so frustrating (though I LOVE his dynamic w/ debra messing) it's refreshing to see him back in his roots!!
chanel
Leading Actor
joined:1/28/04
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:09pm
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dramamama611
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joined:12/4/07
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:13pm
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.
srg129
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broadwaydevil
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joined:2/16/11
STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:58pm
Bloomberg is mostly negative.

1.5 stars out of 4:

"Borle’s wink-wink performance is so over the top that I half expected him to applaud himself at the end. Celia Keenan- Bolger is delightful as Molly/Wendy, as is Adam Chanler-Berat as the Boy who would be Peter.

But “Peter and the Starcatcher” just can’t stop crowing about how clever it is. I wanted to smack it."


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-16/captain-hook-hams-it-up-in-boorish-starcatcher-review.html
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.
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broadwaydevil
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STARCATCHER (B'way) Reviews
Posted: 4/15/12 at 10:59pm
AMNY is positive!!

3.5 stars

http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/theater-review-peter-and-the-starcatcher-3-5-stars-1.3662745

"Alex Timbers and Roger Rees' spirited production of Rick Elice's play is that rare kind of theatrical event that can appeal equally to kids — who will be captivated by the sentimental, action-packed plot — and adults — who will admire its imaginative theatricality."
Scratch and claw for every day you're worth! Make them drag you screaming from life, keep dreaming You'll live forever here on earth.

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