The curious thing about musicals that began their lives as reflections of contemporary society is how easily the passage of time can transform some of them into period pieces.
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It's the culmination of every New York theater industry professional's year. It's the time to put on nice clothes, watch an award show and then go celebrate the theater community.
Everything about the show is so likable. I left Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder having had a perfectly pleasant time with a pair of talented new theatre-writers, in the company of a delightful cast. But rousing? No.
With all of the attention which Pacino's portrayal of Shylock recently received in NYC, theatergoers are still talking about another production which played concurrently to extraordinary reviews.
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