CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#1
Posted: 4/12/18 at 11:05am
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#2
Posted: 4/12/18 at 11:11am

I'm predicting that the critics will be mixed on this production.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#3
Posted: 4/12/18 at 11:39am
Moment of truth, people. Time to see if the early negative feedback was justified or not.
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#4
Posted: 4/12/18 at 11:59am

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.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#5
Posted: 4/12/18 at 3:33pm

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-Jessie-Mueller-Joshua-Henry-More-in-CAROUSEL-on-Broadway-20180412

I 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.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#6
Posted: 4/12/18 at 3:41pm

Uninspired, over-choreographed, cheap looking, and a chore to sit through. Some splendid voices notwithstanding.

Updated On: 4/12/18 at 03:41 PM
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#7
Posted: 4/12/18 at 3:43pm

Those production photos are truly awful. And I say that as someone who hasn’t seen the show yet.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#8
Posted: 4/12/18 at 3:45pm

Poor Lindsay Mendez in that atrocious costume.  

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#9
Posted: 4/12/18 at 4:04pm
Eh, they look fine. Not horrible. Not great. Just fine. Which is basically how I feel about the whole production. Not as bad as many on here have made it out to be, but also not as good as it should have been. I'll write up a full review soon when I get the chance.
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#10
Posted: 4/12/18 at 4:37pm

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.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#11
Posted: 4/12/18 at 4:46pm

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.

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#12
Posted: 4/12/18 at 4:53pm

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. 

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#13
Posted: 4/12/18 at 6:55pm
Sorry donít know how to post a link but amnewyork is up. Itís not pretty. ďA total disaster.Ē
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#14
Posted: 4/12/18 at 6:58pm
Updated On: 4/12/18 at 06:58 PM
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#15
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:03pm

Isherwood Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depth

https://broadway.news/2018/04/12/review-multi-layered-carousel-finds-new-depth/

Pretty much a rave except for Loquasto, Pollack,

Updated On: 4/12/18 at 07:03 PM
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#16
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:03pm

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

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#17
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:04pm

Hollywood Reporter is positive, calling it "meticulously curated."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/carousel-theater-1102253

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#18
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:05pm

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

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#19
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:07pm
Entertainment Weekly says it doesnít work, leads are miscast, and the material doesnít fly in this era. C!
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#20
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:07pm

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/

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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#22
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:09pm

jacobsnchz14 said: "Isherwood Review: A layered ‘Carousel’ finds new depth

https://broadway.news/2018/04/12/review-multi-layered-carousel-finds-new-depth/

Pretty much a rave except for Loquasto, Pollack,
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No wonder Isherwood is raving a Rudin show

??Jack-o-lanterns are just pumpkins who majored in musical theatre??
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#23
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:11pm

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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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#24
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:16pm
I disagree with the review saying that Lindsay and Jessie are strained and struggling, vocally. The singing is exceptional in this production, which is why the cuts to the score are so disappointing.

That being said, someone should lock Jack O'Brien away for absolutely slaughtering this great work. First degree showslaughter.
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CAROUSEL (2018) Reviews#25
Posted: 4/12/18 at 7:17pm
Updated On: 4/12/18 at 07:17 PM