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  • All of which brings us to Mr. Hearn, a Broadway veteran better known for his musical-comedy performances he replaced Len Cariou in "Sweeney Todd" and created the role of Albin in "La Cage aux Folles" than for his straight acting.

    The Kids Are All Wrong

  • Whenever I see a musical-comedy audience consisting mainly of senior citizens and small chidren, as was the case in Philadelphia last Sunday, I can't help but remember the galvanizing originality of productions like the "Our Town"-flavored "Carousel" that Charles Newell staged at Chicago's Court Theatre in 2007, or Bill Rauch's high-concept "Music Man" at the 2009 Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

    A 'King' That Is Full of Aces

  • Not Mel Sagrado Maghuyop, a Filipino-American musical-comedy singer who neither looks nor sounds like Brynner he has a higher-pitched voice and is shorter than Rachel York, his leading lady.

    A 'King' That Is Full of Aces

  • Keep in mind that six of the 13 Globe categories are split into drama and musical-comedy - which allows for twice as many chances to be "right."

    Robert J. Elisberg: The PreCurse of the Golden Globes Rides Again

  • Rock has been the lingua franca of American popular music for well over four decades, yet Broadway 's musical-comedy craftsmen are still trying to figure out how to put on stage what the baby boomers have been listening to ever since Lyndon Johnson was in the White House.

    Emo-cracy Comes to Broadway

  • Don knows he can't sing as well as the captain (who I believe was actually dubbed) -- not unless Jon Hamm has been hiding his musical-comedy chops under a bushel -- but he can surely envision the parallel even though he's not a wealthy, retired Austrian naval officer about to surreptitiously emigrate to Switzerland rather than serve the Third Reich as a U-boat commander.

    William Bradley: Mad Men's Surprising Yet Logical Finale: Don Draper Goes All Cali in 'Tomorrowland'

  • Ms. Mueller, who is making her Broadway debut, is a find-and-a-half, a Chicago-based musical-comedy singer with a smoky, sensuous voice and a convincingly jazzy style.

    'Clear Day,' Muddled Effort

  • To be sure, most of Stephen Sondheim's songs, many of which are glitteringly virtuosic pastiches of golden-age musical-comedy tunes, lend themselves to being performed as showstoppers.

    The 'Follies' of Our Dreams

  • Not only did Ethel Merman, the greatest of all musical-comedy stars, create the role back in 1959, but subsequent Broadway revivals featured Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daly, Bernadette Peters and, most recently and stunningly, Patti LuPone.

    If Mama Was Human

  • Ms. Feldshuh is not a natural musical-comedy star—she was charmless and uncharismatic in the "Hello, Dolly!" mounted by Paper Mill back in 2006—but Mama Rose, unlike Dolly Levi, is her kind of part, and though her singing is less than ideal, she still makes a strong impression.

    If Mama Was Human


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