Post 'em here, gang!
Or in the earlier thread!https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1099698&dt=1
I always come to this thread to read them!
Excited to read these reviews tonight!
Though I'm expecting these will mostly be raves, I'm hoping some reviews will take note of the show's presentational nature (rather than dramatic), which I found problematic.
Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/come-away-theater-review-985425
Entertainment Weekly: B+http://ew.com/theater/2017/03/12/come-from-away-ew-stage-review/
That's a rave by the Hollywood Reporter & a rave by Broadway World. https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Review-Exhilarating-New-Musical-COME-FROM-AWAY-Celebrates-The-Helpers-20170312
Very positive from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/03/12/singing-the-music-of-northern-hospitality-come-from-away-comes-up-a-winner/?utm_term=.710448526ba3
I love this quote from the Washington Post: "That’s why this musical is so suited to this particular moment. Not as a mournful reminder of who we all might have been for one another, but who we are all meant to be."
Great review from the Washington Post.
Peter Marks is the best theatre critic writing today, in my opinion. deltatee said: "Great review from the Washington Post. "
amNew York is mixed:http://www.amny.com/entertainment/come-from-away-review-9-11-themed-musical-means-well-but-lacks-depth-1.13248489Daily Beast is very positive:http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/12/review-how-come-from-away-makes-a-broadway-musical-out-of-9-11.htmlThe Huffington Post is a Rave:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/theater-come-from-away-aging-magician_us_58c456a7e4b0c3276fb7858dNBC New York is a Rave:http://www.nbcnewyork.com/entertainment/the-scene/Review-Come-From-Away-Broadway-415948253.htmlNY Magazine(Vulture) is negative:http://www.vulture.com/2017/03/theater-come-from-away-the-musical-of-canadian-niceness.htmlThe Record is very positive:http://www.northjersey.com/story/entertainment/theater/2017/03/12/theater-review-911-tale-epic-kindness/99012046/Time Out NY is very positive:https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/broadway-review-come-from-away-takes-off-on-broadway-031217
From Jesse Greene in Vulture:"... If that sounds cynical, perhaps New Yorkers may be permitted a bit of side-eye about a work that borrows our local tragedy as background for 100 minutes of Canadian civic boosterism." Really?!
Yeah, I thought that was uncalled for. The US closed its airspace - Canada could have either accepted the planes onto its territory or let them crash. Most of them didn't have enough fuel to go anywhere else.
I think it's very difficult from a political perspective to give this show a less than very flattering review, though some (Jesse Green, for one, whom I think is an excellent critic) have done so. It's sort of like giving a poor review to motherhood.
And yes, it happened locally but affected the entird US and world. Maybe he should have been elsewhere to see just how it affected other states. I just find that statement apalling.
I don't agree with that Green wrote, but I have friends who saw the show who shared his sentiment. I do think there are some out there who feel that way about the show.
To act as if 9/11 only effected New York or was an NYC only situation would be naive. Yes, NYC was attacked horribly, but what happened effected everyone everywhere. We all felt it, even if it was indirectly. And 2 other flights were also involved that didn't end up in NYC, add in all the flights that were grounded in Canada and beyond. This is a world story.
RaisedOnMusicals said: "I think it's very difficult from a political perspective to give this show a less than very flattering review, though some (Jesse Green, for one, whom I think is an excellent critic) have done so. It's sort of like giving a poor review to motherhood. "I thought that the amNY review was a fairly critical review - it criticized the characterisations and the songs, which is totally fair. (And the aspects of Green's review that criticized those things were also fair).However, I didn't think it was fair to criticise the show for having the temerity to depict an aspect of that week which was related to, but not directly focused on, the events in New York. And a positive review from the Daily News: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/flies-broadway-theater-review-article-1.2994642?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The Times is taking their sweet time with this one...
Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot?
BroadwayConcierge said: "Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot? "Does it? I never knew that... LOL oops.
GreasedLightning said: "BroadwayConcierge said: "Doesn't the Times always come out at 10 p.m. on the dot? "The 10 oclock is the traditional time to here from the Times, but I don't think it's mandated by the newspaper -- but it certainly is the time I've always looked to see what they say. "
Ha, no sweat Greased, it's something I learned about recently myself!
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