Tag Archives: Jerry Zaks
There’s not much in life that you can say this about, but the national tour of Hello, Dolly! is everything you hope it will be. For anyone under the age of 50 who wonders if the so-called Golden Age of Musicals was, in fact, all that Golden; for those who have seen Hello, Dolly! about three times too often – this is for you.
Sister Act is not a terrible musical; it even has amusing and mildly entertaining passages. But the national tour at the Arsht Center is also a head-shaking mediocrity that begs an answer to why talented theater veterans wasted their time – and ours – on it.
This droll, tuneful and thoroughly winning burlesque bears little resemblance to the New York corpse whose sole virtue was comic genius Nathan Lane in the lead as Gomez.Taking the show for the vision its creators wanted to achieve, this vastly improved version is an unreserved delight.