LMAT Review – Independent – 4 Stars Jun21

LMAT Review – Independent – 4 Stars

Reviewed by Michael Coveney | Independent Tuesday, 21 June 2011 I loved Ken Ludwig’s operatic backstage farce when it was produced on this same stage (then the Globe) 25 years ago; and I love this new musical comedy adaptation – by unknown Americans Peter Sham (book and lyrics) and Brad Carroll (music) – even more. Ian Talbot’s beautifully drilled production is a genuine surprise: a so-called summer filler that more than earns its keep and boasts three of the season’s outstanding West End performances. These come from Matthew Kelly as Henry Saunders, the distraught manager of the Grand Opera House in Cleveland, Ohio;...

LMAT Review – The Stage – 5 Stars Jun16

LMAT Review – The Stage – 5 Stars

Lend Me A Tenor – The Musical By Paul Vale | Thursday 16 June 2011 It was never going to be easy to turn a farce into a fully fledged musical. The breakneck rhythm of a farce does not sit easily with the required steady pace of a musical, but it has to be said that writer Peter Sham and composer Brad Carroll have come up trumps. Damian Humbley (Max) and Michael Matus (Tito Merelli) in Lend Me A Tenor – The Musical at the Gielgud, London Photo: Tristram Kenton Carroll’s rich score references the giddy, gay and shamelessly sentimental Broadway of the thirties, complimented by Sham’s witty lyrics. A huge debt is owed to Ken...

Lend Me A Tenor – Opening Night Jun15

Lend Me A Tenor – Opening Night

Congratulations to the entire company of LEND ME A TENOR THE MUSICAL.  Last night was a fantastic opening night performances.  You’ve all worked so hard on getting to this date, and you delivered the goods!  Here are the producers: Martin Platt, David Elliot, M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman.

Pee-wee Review – New York Times Nov11

Pee-wee Review – New York Times

Older, but No More Mature November 11, 2010 Theater Review | ‘The Pee-wee Herman Show’ By CHARLES ISHERWOOD The sounds filling the Stephen Sondheim Theater on 43rd Street are not the Broadway melodies you might expect to hear in a house recently renamed for the revered master of the American musical. They are, instead, the happy gurglings and raucous cheers of a thousand reborn inner children romping around a favorite playground. Pee-wee is back, boys and girls! The adorable man-child in the skinny suit and red bow tie, the helium-voiced idol of the snark generation, the post-camp poster boy, the human exclamation point: he’s been...

Pee-wee on Broadway Opening Night Nov11

Pee-wee on Broadway ...

The opening of Pee-wee Herman on Broadway was fantastic.  Thanks to Scott and Brian Zeilinger for being our slash! (Featured below from left to right: Brian Zeilinger, M. Kilburg Reedy, Jason E. Grossman and Scott...

Will Durst Opens Off...

Hailed as “Smashing” and “Brilliantly crafted” by the New York Post and “Highly Recommended! Durst is at his sly, savvy best!” by the New York Times.  The show starred political pundit and comedian, Will Durst, who turned political headlines into political punch lines. With a...

Laughing Liberally O...

Laughing Liberally, a comedy show featuring stand-up comedians from Comedy Central, Air America Radio, MTV, VH-1, LOGO, E! and HBO. The show played Town Hall (New York City; Feb, May & Dec 2006), The Wadsworth Theatre (Los Angeles), Jimmy Tingle’s Off-Broadway Theatre (Boston) & Las...

Riding The Wave.com Featured in NYTIMES Aug21

Riding The Wave.com Featured in NYTIMES

For a Reformed Wavoid, The Play’s the Thing By DANNY HAKIM | New York Times Published: August 21, 2004 Jonathan Mirin says he first heard about Wave Systems from a guy named Jerry. ”This company’s selling for a dollar a share,” Jerry told him. ”In a few years, it’ll be going for 500.” In those days — the late 1990′s — Mr. Mirin was a struggling New York actor in his late 20′s and a teacher in the public schools. The way he tells it, Jerry was a fellow teacher who told him over a cafeteria lunch one day that he had once been a big-time investor: ”Limousines, jets, the...