Falling for Eve OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
July 15, 2010
Closing:
August 9, 2010

Theater: York Theatre Company / 619 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York, 10028

Synopsis: 

Falling for Eve offers an enchanting second look at the world's first love story. Creation is going perfectly. Eve, curious about what lies beyond the Garden of Eden, and obsessed with the notion that something is forbidden, bites the infamous apple. Then Adam doesn't. How exactly they'll get together to create the human race is anybody's guess. Falling for Eve is a fresh and unconventional retelling of the most famous romance of all time, filled with unexpected twists and turns as Eve and Adam realize that "paradise" may not be a place after all.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Falling for Eve

    Bite Apple, Kiss, Sing: How Paradise Was Lost

    Charles Isherwood

    July 16, 2010: At this point in history it cannot be easy to find anything original to say about original sin. Theologians and poets and painters have been ruminating on the fall of man for many a long century. Still, the new show “Falling for Eve,” which recounts the early days of biblical creation in alternately jokey and sentimental fashion, makes for a numbingly bland 90 minutes of musical theater. Sinning has rarely seemed so insipid.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Falling for Eve

    Falling for Eve

    Barbara & Scott Siegel

    July 16, 2010: Charming, funny and exceptionally well-performed, the new one-act musical Falling for Eve, now at the York Theatre Company, just might be God's gift to the recently-launched theater season. Moreover, given the plethora of shows that have plumbed the depths of the Adam & Eve tale, it's a pleasant surprise that the creators have found a fresh take that lifts the all-too-familiar story out of clichéd territory and into a winsome blend of musical comedy and sweet romance.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Falling for Eve

    Falling For Eve

    Davis Sheward

    July 16, 2010: Do we really need another musical treatment of Adam and Eve? The world's first couple has already been charmingly profiled in a cute little one-act tuner, "The Diary of Adam and Eve," part of 1966's "The Apple Tree," by Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, and Jerome Coopersmith. Derived from Mark Twain's story of the same name, this concise playlet gently satirizes the eternal push-pull of friction and romance between the sexes. The authors of "Falling for Eve" try for a broader scope by including an examination of innocence and worldliness, the ruminations of God on his creation, a subplot involving a pair of amorous angels, and a variation on the old tale of who bites into that forbidden fruit and who doesn't. The result is a mildly amusing sketch but nothing to get excited over. It's pleasant enough, but at 90 minutes it feels stretched, and the show fades from memory as soon as you leave the theater.

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  • CURTAIN UP REVIEW OF Falling for Eve

    Falling for Eve

    Simon Saltzman

    July 16, 2010: Joe DiPietro's award-winning writing credits (notably Memphis, The Toxic Avenger, The Thing About Men, and the long-running revue I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are a reasonable indicator that he is as desirable a collaborator as any composing team would want. His cmusical collaborators Bret Simmons (music) and David Howard (lyrics) on Falling for Eve owe him a great deal. DiPietro's contribution appears to be a mighty one as his often sly and witty text is far superior to the mediocre musical and lyrical components that it surrounds. But he is generally in harmony with set designer Beowulf Boritt and lighting designer Herrick Goldman who have placed this mostly pop rock piffle into a whimsically abstracted pop-art frame.

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  • THEATRE IS EASY REVIEW OF Falling for Eve

    Falling for Eve

    Tzipora Kaplan

    July 16, 2010: A sparklier, sexier, snappier, and most importantly, shorter Children of Eden. Me like. I love me some new musicals. I will always doff my cap to the people who start from scratch, so j'applaud, creators! Original Musicals, Now and Forever.

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