Posts Tagged ‘musical’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

  ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST – Sundays 10PM on NBC (starting February 16) In a broadcast network landscape musty with procedurals and the mildest possible sitcoms, NBC deserves credit for commissioning Austi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto 2014 Review: “The Last 5 Years”

  THE LAST 5 YEARS (Radius/Weinstein) – release date currently unscheduled – Worth A Ticket Richard LaGravenese’s  film version of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST 5 YEARS, which premiered at the Tor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “Can A Song Save Your Life?”

  Less intimate but perhaps even more irresistible than his micro-indie smash Once, John Carney’s follow-up CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? plays a similar tune with broader orchestrations.  The city this time is New ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Smash”

  Nothing ever came up roses for SMASH, and tonight, after two misbegotten NBC seasons, on a holiday weekend buried against reruns and NASCAR, the show’s Broadway curtain came down for the last time.  The saddest th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Glee”

  Which plotline really grabbed you in Season 4 of GLEE?  Was it Rachel’s (Lea Michele) one-episode pregnancy scare?  Her involvement (unwitting) with a male escort?  Was it the weeks of sullen silence between Mr....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Les Miserables”

  LES MISERABLES – Worth A Ticket – One Day More Finally Arrives In light of some of the early reactions, perhaps the most important thing to note about LES MISERABLES the film is that it is, in fact, the f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Glee”

  GLEE:  Thursday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  Post-graduation, post-national title, watching a lot of regulars on their way out of high school:  Rachel off to NY and NYADA, Kurt to neither, Finn to the Army, Puck to LA, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “The Sapphires”

  With The Silver-Linings Playbook and now Wayne Blair’s THE SAPPHIRES, Harvey Weinstein may have the feel-good part of the coming awards season locked down.  This slight but charming true story (or at least R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Rock of Ages”

ROCK OF AGES:  Watch It At Home – Stop Believin’   No one expects finesse from a movie musical constructed out of songs by Journey, Twisted Sister and Def Leppard.  And, to be certain, the hair-band era of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED REVIEW: THE TONY AWARDS

Even the acceptance speeches are classier on THE TONY AWARDS.  Tonight’s telecast featured a eloquent salute to “All those who say ‘Yes'” in the name of theatre from the lead producer of Best Play winne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Glee”

  The remarkable thing is that GLEE was ever a giant mainstream hit in the first place.  When the books are closed on Kevin Reilly’s reign at FOX, great credit will be due to him for daring to go all in on such a st...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Smash”

  And so the curtain drops on the first season of SMASH, which may have set the all-time television speed record for going from shining beacon to punching bag.  Tonight’s season finale, written by now-deposed showru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY BROADWAY REVIEW: “Nice Work If You Can Get It”

> The Producers may have been both the best and worst thing ever to happen to Matthew Broderick.  He started his career in the mid-1980s as a fairly smooth, smart-aleck teen mouthpiece for Neil Simon in Brighton Beach Memo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Smash” Makes It To Act 2

> SMASH, the ambitious musical drama that was intended from the start to be NBC’s new signature series (even if for some of us, it’s become a bit smudged) has officially been renewed for a 2d season. This was pretty...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Smash”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem