Stage Review

Broadway by the Year: 1954

Town Hall, NY - April 7, 2008
Review by John Kenrick

Scott Siegel's Broadway by the Year concerts at Town Hall have become one of the most reliable pleasures for New York showtune lovers. The latest installment, covering musicals that made their first bow in 1954, was an example of this series at its best -- gifted performers offering fresh, straightforward performances of great Broadway songs.  With sixteen performers, this was also the largest Broadway by the Year to date, and I'm happy to report that the audience still felt like guests at a private theatrical party.

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Add to this the deft accompaniment of Ross Paterson and his Little Big Band, as well as the gentle wit of Scott Siegel's narration, and Broadway By the Year gave its devoted audience another winning evening.

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