Musical review

Review Summary Sound "Immense and encompassing soundstage"; "exhibits the sort of spaciousness that tubes are noted for -- yet its recovery of detail is laser sharp"; phono section is "dead-flat quiet.

Musical review

Music and lyrics by: Robert Wright and George Forrest Additional music and lyrics by: Maury Yeston Directed by: This Broadway musical about the guests and employees at a high-class hotel in Weimar Berlin is getting a mainstage production at the Shaw Festival that never justifies its occupation of such valuable real estate.

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Then, three decades later, the creators reworked the show with director and choreographer Tommy Tune — who, as it sputtered out of town in Boston, brought in composer Maury Yeston and Peter Stone to perform a legendary last-minute fix that led to a three-year run on the Great White Way.

Taking the material oh so seriously unfortunately leaves all the cringeworthy writing out in the open along with the sporadically sumptuous score. The various plots of Grand Hotel actually centre around the character Baron von Gaigern James Dalyan aristocrat out of cash and riding on charm as the Russian gangsters he owes circle.

Deborah Hay as Grusinskaya.

Musical review

Hay brings a true soulfulness to the prima ballerina on her umpteenth farewell tour. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement The rest of the main cast is disappointing, however. Jay Turvey starts off strong as the director-general of a company headed down the tubes, but loses his handle on the character as he starts his descent into villainy.

What really keeps the musical from ever fully coming to life is the mystifyingly blank performance from Daly as the Baron — a character perhaps jinxed by being introduced as a man with boundless charisma.

Whatever once appealed to make this musical a smash on Broadway has checked out of this production. Grand Hotel continues to Oct.

Musical review

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