I'm predicting that the critics will be mixed on this production.
Even if a handful of variously-qualified newspaper reviewers and bloggers say otherwise, it doesn't mean that their opinions are any more valid or "true" than that of any poster here (particularly the more insightful and better informed posters).And most of them (if not all) won't effect ticket sales any more than this thread does.
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-Jessie-Mueller-Joshua-Henry-More-in-CAROUSEL-on-Broadway-20180412I was incredibly excited to see this show when I visit NYC in September.. but these photos, I feel, make the show look terrible and cheap.
Uninspired, over-choreographed, cheap looking, and a chore to sit through. Some splendid voices notwithstanding.
Those production photos are truly awful. And I say that as someone who hasn’t seen the show yet.
Poor Lindsay Mendez in that atrocious costume.
Yikes! Those sets and costumes are cheap and uninspired in comparison to Hello, Dolly! and My Fair Lady. It's a shame because Santo Loquasto can make better sets than that, he was the one who designed both the sets and costumes for Hello, Dolly! I mean, what happened here?I'm predicting that the reviews as a whole will be very mixed with some positives with a few aspects.
Jessie Mueller was the main reason I wanted to see this. I think that photo of her and Josh Henry is super unflattering on both of them.. I'm really sad, because I was so excited when I saw the headline, then super disappointed in the results.
Musical Master said: "Yikes! Those sets and costumes are cheap and uninspired in comparison to Hello, Dolly! and My Fair Lady.It's a shame because Santo Loquasto can make better sets than that, he was the one who designed both the sets and costumes for Hello, Dolly! I mean, what happened here?"It's simple, Santo is only following the directions of whatever Jack O'Brien wanted him to do.
amNY: “a total disaster.” OMG.www.amny.com/amp/entertainment/carousel-review-1.18000977
Isherwood Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depthhttps://broadway.news/2018/04/12/review-multi-layered-carousel-finds-new-depth/Pretty much a rave except for Loquasto, Pollack,
NY Daily News negative. O'Brien "hasn't discovered anything fresh or inspiring."http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/carousel-review-rodgers-hammerstein-classic-broadway-article-1.3930342
Hollywood Reporter is positive, calling it "meticulously curated."https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/carousel-theater-1102253
Daily Beast is 85% plot summary, but it's mostly positive, I guess? It basically commends the production for not shying away from its dark themes, which isn't really a review, but okay.https://www.thedailybeast.com/review-the-brilliantly-bitter-pill-of-carousel-on-broadway
EW.com is negative, grading it a C, and saying the show itself doesn't play well in 2018.http://ew.com/theater/2018/04/12/broadway-carousel-review/
Deadline is positive, calling it "ravishing."http://deadline.com/2018/04/carousel-broadway-review-rodgers-hammerstein-dark-masterpiece-joshua-henry-jessie-mueller-renee-fleming-1202361101/
jacobsnchz14 said: "Isherwood Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depthhttps://broadway.news/2018/04/12/review-multi-layered-carousel-finds-new-depth/Pretty much a rave except for Loquasto, Pollack,"No wonder Isherwood is raving a Rudin show
TheaterMania is mixed, saying it is "both a feast for the eyes and ears, [but] you can't help but feel that the effort as a whole amounts to a nervous bunt."https://www.theatermania.com/broadway/reviews/rodgers-and-hammerstein-carousel-broadway-revival_84795.html
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