Palo Alto Weekly reviews

Aug 18

Leo Bloom (Tim Reynolds) and Ulla (Brittany Ogle) in Foothill Music Theatre’s The Producers. Photo by David Allen These aren’t appearing here in a timely fashion, but they’re here, just for the record. This summer I did a couple of reviews for the Palo Alto Weekly. I saw Foothill Music Theatre’s production of The Producers, which was exciting...

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Vegas query: Broads or Broadway?

Jun 27

REPORT FROM LAS VEGAS Calling Las Vegas the Broadway of the West is really pushing it. Sure, Mama Mia! has blossomed into a hit, and it looks like Spamalot and The Phantom of the Opera have a chance of success of long runs in the hot desert, but Chicago, Avenue Q and Hairspray didn’t live up to expectations. The lesson from those shows is that Vegas – like the...

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Bialystock & Bloom say g’bye

Feb 22

As the song says, “When you got it, flaunt it.” But when you don’t got it, close it. That’s the advice the producers of Broadway’s The Producers are following. After six years and 2,502 performances, Mel Brooks’ mischievous, merry musical will ring down the curtain April 22 at New York’s St. James Theatre. When the musical...

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