The Best is Yet to Come OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY POST

Opening Night:
May 25, 2011
Closing:
July 3, 2011

Theater: 59E59 Theaters / 59 East 59th St., New York, NY, 10022

Synopsis: 

Six Broadway stars (accompanied by an eight-piece band) headline this Off Broadway revue of Cy Coleman showstoppers helmed by Tony Award-winner David Zippel. Songs includes favorites from Broadway (Sweet Charity, City of Angels, Little Me, The Will Rogers Follies); pop hits made famous by the likes of Bennett, Sinatra and Streisand; and new songs written toward the end of Coleman's prolific life (which prove the best really IS yet to come!).

The Best is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman features a "best of Broadway" cast including Tony Award-winner Lillias White, Grammy Award-winner Billy Stritch, Helen Hayes Award-winner David Burnham (Wicked), Tony Award-nominee Sally Mayes, multiple Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin, and Drama Desk Award-winner Rachel York (City of Angels).

Billy Stritch is the musical director and conductor. The choreographer is Lorin Latarro. Orchestrations are by Don Sebesky.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Best is Yet to Come

    Brassy and Bawdy, With Fingers Snapping

    Charles Isherwood

    May 27, 2011: A little bit of Las Vegas in the 1960s has splashed down Off Broadway. “The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman,” a finger-snapping, hard-charging, small-scale but still shiny-looking revue, has taken up residence at the 59E59 Theaters, becoming the latest cultural artifact seemingly spawned by the influential “Mad Men” television series.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF The Best is Yet to Come

    The Best is Yet to Come

    Erik Haagensen

    May 25, 2011: What a joy it is to settle into a theater seat and watch a show unfold in which all hands are not only on the same deck but also know how to navigate with consummate skill and artistry.

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  • TIME OUT NEW YORK REVIEW OF The Best is Yet to Come

    The Best is Yet to Come

    Adam Feldman

    May 27, 2011: The Cy Coleman revue The Best Is Yet to Come begins with the title tune, which sounds like a promise, and ends with a reprise of it, which sounds like a tacit apology for failing to deliver. Although performed with professional verve by a name-brand cast of six, most of the show’s songs can’t be described as the cream of the late Coleman’s bounteous crop; assembled and directed by David Zippel, the lyricist for Coleman’s hit 1989 Broadway musical City of Angels, the show heaves a Cy of mild disappointment.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF The Best is Yet to Come

    The Best is Yet to Come

    Sandy MacDonald

    May 26, 2011: You couldn't ask for a more bracing spring tonic than The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman, a tribute revue to the famed composer lovingly fashioned by David Zippel, now at 59E59 Theaters. Romance, glamour, gutsy emotion -- this felicitous compilation has it all!

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF The Best is Yet to Come

    Tribute is sometimes more sigh than Cy

    Elisabeth Vincentelli

    May 27, 2011: Show tunes have become so complicated and serious: Yes, Sondheim is a genius, and rock musicals are edgy -- but sometimes you just want sass, flash and old-fashioned va-va-voom.

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