Jukebox Musicals

Legit Review: 'Motown'

Legit Review: 'Motown'

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The Broadway faithful (at least, the part that covers the Baby Boomer demographic ranging from “mature” to “doddering”) will have its mantra ready when cooler heads point out that “Motown: the…

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Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous

Review: 'Forever Dusty'

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Jukebox-musical bios are usually anchored in the life and work of a superstar, readily recognizable by a single name: Judy, Janis, Piaf. Off Broadway's latest offering in the genre, "Forever Dusty,"…

'Snapshots'

Review: 'Snapshots'

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With a collection of both famous and obscure songs by Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked," "Pippin") threaded through an older couple's retrospective of their own boy meets girl, boy gets girl (finally!), boy…

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Review: 'Leila'

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A colorful jukebox musical of Francophone songs, a dramatic Parisian love story across ethnic and class divides and a sociopolitical message movie are all shoehorned into a vibrant if never quite…

'Rock of Ages'
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Review: 'Rock of Ages'

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If the 1980s were a bad-fashion blur you'd rather forget, "Rock of Ages" may not be for you. But if tortured mullets, unwaxed chests, studded leather, acid-wash denim and wailing guitars make you…

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