Sunday, April 16, 2017

Jive Clive

I was paging through More Opening Nights On Broadway, Steven Suskin's delightful collection of excerpts from reviews of Broadway musicals 1965-1981 (and sequel to Opening Night On Broadway covering 1943 to 1964).

Here's Clive Barnes, New York Times critics, on the 1972 Phil Silver's revival of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum:

"Everyone ought to have a favorite Broadway musical.  Personally my favorite for 10 years has been A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum."

Here's Clive Barnes on the 1976 Zero Mostel revival of Fiddle On The Roof:

"Everyone must be entitled to a favorite musical.  Mine, apart from Aida, is Fiddler On The Roof."

I bet he thought he'd get away with it.


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