March 13, 2006: The man in black turns sunshine yellow in "Ring of Fire," the show that strings songs associated with Johnny Cash into an artificially sweetened candy necklace. Though Mr. Cash, who died in 2003, is not himself a character in this latest entry in the jukebox musical sweepstakes of Broadway, his spirit is invoked as a friendly ghost with dimples and a twinkling disposition. In other words, "Ring of Fire," which opened last night at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, has little to do with the dark, troubled and excitingly dangerous presence that most people remember as Johnny Cash.READ THE REVIEW
Ring Of Fire BROADWAY REVIEWS
- Opening Night:
- March 12, 2006
- April 30, 2006
Theater: Ethel Barrymore / 243 West 47th Street, New York, NY, 10036Synopsis:BUY TICKETS BUY GROUP TICKETS
Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick, Grammy Award winner Lari White, and Broadway veteran Cass Morgan head the cast. The show is directed by Tony winner Richard Maltby, Jr., who created the piece with William Meade. The musical brings to life the stories made famous in Cash's songs, including "Country Boy," "A Thing Called Love," "Five Feet High and Rising," "Daddy Sang Bass," "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "I've Been Everywhere," and "The Man in Black."
NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Ring Of Fire