Author Archive | Richard Seff


Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at The Broadway Theatre in NYC

I am so glad that Sheldon Harnick, the last surviving member of the creative team of the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, has been able to participate in this glorious revisical. His late collaborators (Jerry Bock, Jerome Robbins, and Joseph Stein) would, I’m certain, have been  thrilled at the reception given this latest production […]

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‘On Your Feet’ at The Marquis Theatre in New York City

On Your Feet joins its fellow juke box musicals Jersey Boys and Beautiful in the growing list of this new genre that delivers a full evening’s entertainment using pop hits of another era to tell a story of those who wrote or performed them when the world was younger. Gloria and Emilio Estefan certainly warrant […]

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‘Sylvia’ at The Cort Theatre in New York City

AR Gurney is the rolling stone playwright that is certainly gathering no moss. As recently as August of this year I reviewed a new Gurney offering, Love and Money which deftly dealt with a matriarch’s difficulties in distributing her estate when she is suddenly confronted by someone claiming to be a relative about whom she […]

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‘Dames at Sea’ at The Helen Hayes Theatre in New York City

Way back in the dark ages (circa early 1930s) when musicals were musical comedies (if you don’t know what I mean, listen to “Musicals,” the showstopper in the light-hearted hit Something Rotten!), the writers and composers’ aim was simply to entertain, not to comment (except with a wink) on the then current world outside, not […]

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‘Ripcord’ at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City

David Lindsay-Abaire has an enviable record of success with a solid list of plays, and in many of them he has written rewarding roles for the actress Marylouise Burke. He’s done so again with Ripcord, his new work which is now playing on Broadway via the Manhattan Theatre Club. This time out he’s given the […]

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