May 2, 2006: The gods of timing, who are just as crucial to success in show business as mere talent is, have smiled brightly upon "The Drowsy Chaperone," the small and ingratiating musical that opened last night at the big and intimidating Marquis Theater. Though this revved-up spoof of a 1920's song-and-dance frolic, as imagined by an obsessive 21st-century show queen, seems poised to become the sleeper of the Broadway season, it is not any kind of a masterpiece.READ THE REVIEW
The Drowsy Chaperone BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- May 1, 2006
- December 30, 2007
Theater: Marquis Theatre / 1535 Broadway, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" drops the needle on his favorite LP — the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair’s infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Drowsy Chaperone