The mad rush to make Tony eligibility becomes a full on avalanche this week. Let’s ride the wave of openings with multiple review round-ups today and tomorrow. First up, two shows that earn gasps from the audience — when their leading men take off their shirts. (I’m not kidding.)
The teary-eyed “classic” film about romance in the afterlife, sexy pottery throwing and sassy mediums, makes it to Broadway as a visually spectacular musical with songs by pop heavyweights Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart.
“…thrill-free singing theme-park ride.” New York Times
“Overall, it’s an ambitious, carefully orchestrated work that raises the bar on technological innovation.” Associated Press
“…a lumbering megatuner with little to offer beyond a limitless array of dazzling effects.” Variety
“Much of Ghost is loud and tacky enough to wake the dead, yet there are undeniable signs of vitality from the machine side of this Broadway cyborg.” New York Magazine