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"Joseph" review in the Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Overheard in the ladies' room during intermission: "What is this? Bible-theme night on a gay cruise ship?" The woman had a point. There is a prodigious display of pecs and six-packs, and the men constantly touch each other's chests, bump hips, and drape themselves on each other. In fact, I've never seen another big musical in which the women onstage were treated as barely more than props"

Have to admit that the bible-theme night comment gave me quite a chuckle over my morning coffee..
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"When you're a gay man, you have to feel good about yourself when a urologist says, "Yeah. I pick you". - Happy Endings
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mmm... I haven't seen the tour yet, but based on the pictures in the new CD it does kinda look like bible them night on a gay cruise... why else would I be going?
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Funny review.

I was going to catch this while it was here in Philadelphia. Now I am glad I decided against it.
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It was a funny review, but kind of unfair to Amy Adams, who in my opinion did a great job and was one of the highlights. Was this production worth paying full-price for? Probably not, but I had no problem getting same-day, half-price tickets to it in Boston, and I thought it was worth it under those circumstances.
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There are many way to present this musical. Unfortunately there are as many ways to take the costumes, sets and staging to the "shabby sheik" extent. The score lends itself to a great deal of tongue-in-cheek and sometimes outright slapstick humor.

I didn't see the need to cover this again, since the last time it was at the Merriam with Patrick Cassidy & Deborah Gibson was enough for me! Those shaking plastic palm trees and wobly sets were painful the first time around.

Personally, I get a kick out of the cleverness of ALW tying this into a fairly Biblically accurate presentation.

I have seen video of the Bd'w tour with Sam Harris which was a much more high brow version of the cartoonish tours that are becoming annoyingly popular. I would rank this up there with Starlight Express, another show that you see only once, if necessary...and with childern.
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Ooh, comparing it to Starlight Express. . .then I am DEFINITELY glad I skipped it! 'Those Caanan Days...Where Have Sez Gone'
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no...this show was really good, don't skip it!!!
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I shall be there tomorrow evening enjoying every sappy moment of it. Go, go, go Joe!
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Question:

How did a male reviewer (assuming someone named Toby is a male) overhear something in the ladies' room?