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MIXED RECEPTION FOR GHOST ON BROADWAY

April 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Another Hollywood movie has been recreated on Broadway as a musical, producing widely disparate reviews from critics. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calls the music that was added to the movie’s plot “rudimentary” and “bland.” He does have a few words of praise for the “nifty special effects” but remarks, “These high-tech flourishes […]

ANOTHER DISNEY MOVIE GETS NEW LIFE ONSTAGE

September 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Transposing a failed movie musical to the stage may seem like a fool’s errand, but Disney’s theatrical unit may have pulled it off in the case of Newsies, the company’s 1992 effort to revive the traditional live-action musical. Harvey Fierstein has rewritten the original screenplay by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White about an 1899 newsboy […]