Saw the show late in run at Goodspeed and now Broadway. The Goodspeed show was a gem -- fun, endearing, entertaining and touching. Broadway show is fine and fun -- but lacking. Seems changes made for BW didn't work -- book, sets and even cast. New music is still good -- but music cut was also good.
I'd say for those who saw the pre-Broadway run, they got a fresh and unique show. But the new Broadway budgets, BW sets, and BW cast credits seemed to weaken instead of strengthen the show. BUT.. if I hadn't seen it previously, I might have enjoyed the Broadway show more.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008, 8:04 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52