A Review of The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon


I must admit I was rather giddy to see the opening night of Jon Marans’ new book adaptation of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon at the 5th Avenue Theatre last night. Reading the production notes about Marans’ collaborative working process with director David Armstrong, music supervisor Ian Eisendrath and choreographer Josh Rhodes only added to my anticipatory excitement.

In reviewing 5th Avenue Theatre productions, I’ve found they seem to excel both in fostering new Broadway worthy fare and in reintroducing Broadway classics to modern audiences. With this in mind, I was rather interested to see how they would reinvent or reboot a somewhat historic musical that was more praised for its melodies than its storyline. Being unfamiliar with both the original version of Paint Your Wagon and the extremely modified Clint Eastwood film version, I did not have any distracting accompanying nostalgia for the original musical to influence my…

View original post 1,836 more words


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s