This Is Not a Review of “The Band’s Visit”

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 This is not a review of the wonderful new musical at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, The Band’s Visit. It can’t be: The Band’s Visit hadn’t opened yet as of the time this article (not “review’) is being written. Thus, what I witnessed this afternoon was a preview, albeit one that followed a long off-Broadway run last year and a […]

Tony Award Winning “Dear Evan Hansen,” Ben Platt Are Both As Good As You’ve Heard

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If I had a whole Christmas tree full of green lights, I’d be tempted to award them to Ben Platt and Dear Evan Hansen. Hamilton might be much more spectacular, but this intimate musical, based on an original story, is so tightly crafted and brilliantly acted that, from the opening second when the light shines on Evan […]