The Bodyguard OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    December 4, 2016
    Closing:
    January 1, 2017

    Theater: Paper Mill Playhouse / Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ, 07041

    Synopsis: 

    Based on the Oscar-nominated film, this dazzling production stars Grammy Award nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, The Bodyguard features a host of chart-topping hits including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time, “I Will Always Love You.”

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF The Bodyguard

    ‘The Bodyguard’ Is Shadowed by a Stalker, and a Superstar

    Charles Isherwood

    December 14, 2016: The stage version of “The Bodyguard” isn’t the worst musical made from the boiled bones of a movie. In fact, I’m not sure it would make the top five (or do I mean bottom five?), although aside from a couple of shudder-worthy disasters, memory has expunged the details of many such shows. Nor is the musical, adapted from the 1992 vehicle that marked Whitney Houston’s movie debut, opposite Kevin Costner, one of the gobbling turkeys in the jukebox-musical sweepstakes. It falls into this none-too-prestigious category, too, because in addition to songs from the movie soundtrack (notably the turbocharged version of Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” which was Houston’s biggest hit), the musical squeezes in a fistful of songs from her other albums.

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