Home / Tag Archives: Jerry Zaks

Tag Archives: Jerry Zaks

CD REVIEW: A Bronx Tale – Original Broadway Cast Recording

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Glenn Slater Reviewer: Mark Clegg Based on the 1989 one-man play, the new musical version of A Bronx Tale has a startling pedigree. The musical’s book is by Chazz Palminteri who not only wrote the original play, but also wrote the screenplay for (and starred in) the 1993 movie adaptation. The show is co-directed ...

Read More »

Sister Act – Milton Keynes Theatre

Words and Music: Glenn Slater &Alan Menken Director: Jerry Zaks Choreographer: Anthony Van Laast Reviewer: Maggie Constable [rating:4] Sister Act hit Milton Keynes this week, a show which has been very successful in London’s West End and which is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, the star of the famous and much-loved 1992 film version of the same name. For those who ...

Read More »

Sister Act – New Wimbledon Theatre, London

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Bill &Cheri Steinkellner, Douglas Carter Beane Director: Jerry Zaks Reviewer: Lucy Thackray [rating:4] For those who missed its 17-month West End run, the first thing you should know is Sister Act the musical is nothing like Sister Act the movie. In a good way. While a little of the dialogue and a lot ...

Read More »

Sister Act – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Book: Cheri &Bill Steinkellner Director: Jerry Zaks Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:5] It is almost impossible to imagine that in 1990 Sister Act would have starred Bette Midler and the story of a nightclub singer who witnesses a murder and goes under cover for her own safety in a convent might never have happened. Luckily ...

Read More »