Posts tagged "Richard Malone"

“Jekyll & Hyde” (Broadway in Chicago): (Sigh)

“Jekyll & Hyde” (Broadway in Chicago): (Sigh)
Reviewed by Richard Malone The new production of the musical Jekyll & Hyde is in the middle of a short-run in Chicago prior to setting up shop for an extended Broadway run next month.  Based on the 19th century Robert Louis Stevenson novella, “Jekyll & Hyde” tells the story of Dr. Jekyll (Constantine Maroulis), who... Read more »

"Kinky Boots" (Broadway in Chicago): A Heel of a Good Time

"Kinky Boots" (Broadway in Chicago):  A Heel of a Good Time
Reviewed by Richard Malone “Kinky Boots”, which is in it’s pre-Broadway run in Chicago, is a smash!  Or maybe it’s more like “Smash”.  There are some fun musical numbers, characters to root for, maybe a character we could see less of, and with a little tweaking, it could be great!.  Inspired by the 2005 movie of the same name and mixing elements of “Billy Elliot”, ”Priscilla Queen of... Read more »

“Stuffed and Unstrung” (Broadway in Chicago):Who are the Puppets in Your Neighborhood?

“Stuffed and Unstrung” (Broadway in Chicago):Who are the Puppets in Your Neighborhood?
Reviewed by Richard Malone There is really not much to say about a show that combines improvisation and puppets and adult humor that I didn’t just say in the first part of this sentence.  “Stuffed and Unstrung” bills itself as two shows in one.  You get the puppet show taking place above the actors’ heads (which is... Read more »
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"The Jersey Boys" (Broadway in Chicago): I Can’t Take My Ears Off You

"The Jersey Boys" (Broadway in Chicago):  I Can’t Take My Ears Off You
Reviewed by Richard Malone Hearing a song from when you were a certain age can take you back in time.  The Jersey Boys, now in its return engagement after a two-plus-year run in Chicago ending in 2010, sends the audience on a boomer nostalgia trip.  It’s a musical about The Four Seasons—a boy band from... Read more »