Why, why, has Micky Dolenz -- blessed with one of the great voices in pop music history -- recorded so little all these decades? And what had led him to start taking his recording career seriously at this late date?
In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.
Frankly, it's difficult to understand why Elena Roger was cast. Roger unquestionably does not posses the pipes to sing this part. The entire show is built around what should be the fiery performance at its heart, making this Evita very cool indeed.
This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.