A Class Act BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • classact
  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    March 11, 2001
    Closing:
    June 10, 2001

    Theater: Ambassador Theatre / 219 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    After a highly successful run at MTC, this hit musical transfers to Broadway. The subject is Ed Kleban, the man who wrote the lyrics for A Chorus Line. How does one follow up a hit like that? A Class Act is the story of a man who discovers that fulfillment in life isn’t measured by success; it’s defined by what you do for love. The show features a book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price and choreography by Marguerite Derrick.

    BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF A Class Act

    What a Songwriter Couldn't Do in Life, Friends Have Done

    Bruce Weber

    March 12, 2001: Here's a seeming paradox. ''A Class Act,'' a musical based on the life and the songs of an unsung songwriter (something of a paradox in itself) made its first appearance last fall on the tiny second stage of the Manhattan Theater Club. Befitting its location, it was an almost bare-bones show, and it had its charms. Its major flaw was in its miscalibrated lionization of its subject, Edward Kleban, who was best known as the lyricist of ''A Chorus Line'' but who never realized his ambition to write both the words and music for a Broadway show.

    Please note: To view this review you may need to log in to a free New York Times account.

    READ THE REVIEW

BEST REVIEWED SHOWS

Mormon    JerseyBoys    Phantom    Motown    Wicked
DOWNLOAD THE APP