Broadway Musicals by Critical Review

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Can you name the musicals by an excerpt from a review of the show?

Updated Jul 7, 2015

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Richard Zoglin, Time: 'Kristin Chenoweth... is a perfect delight as Glinda. In the tougher role of Elphaba, Idina Menzel is possibly even better...'2003
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'If you're an ABBA fan, read no further. Just line up at the box office for [title]. Immediately.'2001
Greg Evans, Variety: 'Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's [title] is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity.'1997
Valerie Frankel, The Huffington Post: 'Atheists, South Park fans, the cynical, the perverse and culture vultures will roll in the aisles.'2011
Fintan O'Toole, New York Daily News: 'Just as Cumming remakes the role of the Emcee, Natasha Richardson's Sally escapes the shadow of Liza Minnelli.'1998
David Rooney, Variety: 'By the time the ensemble unites on Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin',' even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker.'2009
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'Nathan Lane does his funniest work in years. He dashes about as furiously as an ungainly bulldog, and the futility of it is oddly touching.'2001
Greg Evans, Variety: ‘‘As much tribute as revival, the spirit of Fosse's genius never leaves the stage, and [title], under Walter Bobbie's sharp direction, will dazzle...'1996
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'And while Rose may be a dauntingly single-minded creature, Ms. LuPone now plays her less on one note than any actress I’ve seen.'2008
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'Who needs a brass section when you’ve got Sutton Foster?'2011
Elysa Gardner, USA Today: 'The young woman who leads that cast, a... dynamo named Marissa Jaret Winokur, is destined to become Broadway's latest and least likely star ingénue.'2002
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times: 'Mr. Groff and Ms. Michele do better in more unadorned performances that... illuminate the confusions and excitements of their characters.'2006
John Simon, New York Magazine: 'As the protagonist, Hugh Jackman looks nothing like the songwriter, entertainer, and disco-era bon vivant Peter Allen...'2003
Steven Suskin, Variety: 'Impressive star performances from Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit, a lively production, the best sounding new music currently on Broadway...'2011
Mark Kennedy, AP: 'Goldberg's old part, that of the wannabe-nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier, is played to perfection by newcomer Patina Miller...'2011
Jeremy Gerard, Variety: 'A wonderful cast offers up one sung treasure after another, including... 'Ol' Man River,' sung by Michel Bell, who can't act...'1994
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'Mr. Kazee and Ms. Milioti, who were fine off Broadway, have taken on the glow required by Broadway stars.'2012
Clive Barnes, New York Post: 'The John Kander/Fred Ebb/Rupert Holmes musical... has two things going for it: ...David Hyde Pierce... and... Edward Hibbert.'2007
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'In the title role, Chita Rivera is as delectable as ever, dancing and singing with an abandon and sizzle that belie her 60 years.'1993
Frank Rich, The New York Times: '[Title] calls itself a 'new Gershwin musical comedy,' and that's what it is...'1992

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