#broadway

disneytrivia:

Audience response of the targeted family demographic to the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid was generally positive. Critics gave the production a mixed response, with some praising the show, and some calling it “less than witty” and “bloated”. The New York Times was especially critical, saying that the “charm-free” musical is “stripped of the movie’s generation-crossing appeal. Coherence of plot, endearing quirks of character, even the melodious wit of the original score (supplemented by new, substandard songs…) have been swallowed by an unfocused spectacle….”Time Magazine, however, commented, “It was one of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.”

disneytrivia:

Audience response of the targeted family demographic to the Broadway production of The Little Mermaid was generally positive. Critics gave the production a mixed response, with some praising the show, and some calling it “less than witty” and “bloated”. The New York Times was especially critical, saying that the “charm-free” musical is “stripped of the movie’s generation-crossing appeal. Coherence of plot, endearing quirks of character, even the melodious wit of the original score (supplemented by new, substandard songs…) have been swallowed by an unfocused spectacle….”Time Magazine, however, commented, “It was one of the most ravishing things I have ever seen on a Broadway stage.”