There is a difference between an apparition and the real thing -- and the same can be said of a Broadway show. It can be rendered cinematically, as in Ghost, The Musical, thereby becoming a musical that thinks it's a movie.
It may sound like an improbable topic for a Broadway musical, but Hands on a Hardbody, now at the Brooks Atkinson, takes as its premise, a group of people hoping to win a $22,000 Ford truck.
Taking a page from Chicago, the new Broadway revival of Pippin, now at the Music Box, gives the audience razzle dazzle.
It's impossible not to cheer for the boys in Newsies as they war against press barons Pulitzer and Hearst. The Broadway musical is based on the Disney movie, which was based on a real-life event: the 1899 newsboy strike.
Kinky Boots is loud, mundane and best suited for suburbanites who consider drag risqué. It's another movie turned Broadway musical, sans the great score and story. Bullet Catch, however, featuring the multitalented Rob Drummond, is ...