Broadway reviews: ‘Something Rotten!’ and ‘Gigi’ boast plenty of highlights | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – NEW YORK – The lifeblood of Broadway is musicals, and they’re still pumping away — the old warhorses (“Phantom,” “Chicago”), the young warhorses (“Jersey Boys,” “Wicked”) and the younger pretenders (“Book of Mormon,” “Matilda”). To these and others, the 2014-15 theater year added only a few with possible staying power, among them “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home,” favorites for the new musical Tony, and “The King and I” and “On the Twentieth Century,” favorites for best revival. But this year launched others, including today’s pair — the first an original and a Tony nominee. ’Something Rotten’ It’s a great idea: imagining the musical comedy invented in Shakespeare’s day by a competitive actor/director also-ran, sick with jealousy over the success of the Bard. His name is Nick Bottom,

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