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re: N.Y. Times rave for 'Groundhog Day': Brantley pops up his head and sees Andy Karl as 'a bona fide musical star'
Posted by: Singapore/Fling 01:12 am EDT 04/18/17
In reply to: re: N.Y. Times rave for 'Groundhog Day': Brantley pops up his head and sees Andy Karl as 'a bona fide musical star' - Chromolume 12:24 am EDT 04/18/17

You can love a show and see its flaws, of course. But for a review to mention a long sequence that could easily be cut just after noting that this production is "tighter and more consistent" than the version he loved in London doesn't inspire confidence in me.

As for annoying, I point to "In translating this story to the stage, this production plies the bold but risky idea of making entrapment in a hick burg feel like being caught in an all-too-chipper song-and-dance show, the kind of musical that makes people allergic to musicals. The citizens of Punxsutawney are first discovered prancing and crooning in ways you might at first mistake for a parody of the sentimental earnestness of another of this season’s arrivals, “Come From Away.” "

Yes, of course, if it is done well, that annoying quality may become delightful... but when looking at the reviews as a whole, the sense I get is that it doesn't.
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