Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Review: Pal Joey

For New York Press. Here's the tease:

Although this may seem counterintuitive, any actor in the title role of Pal Joey, the classic Broadway musical that Roundabout Theatre Company is offering in a sparkling revival, needn’t hoof like Gene Kelly, who originated the role on stage, or croon like Frank Sinatra, who starred in the 1957 film. But he must be ready to convey Joey as a heel, hustler and hellion, an impossibly handsome, charismatic Lothario. He must be a passably slick song-and-dance man, but moreover, he must be believable as one who, as per the storyline, acquires and discards women and nightclub gigs like the food at last night’s banquet. He must be the sun, and we must be the planets.

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