Pal Joey Gets Bum's Rush
By Richard Carreño
Playbill was neutral. Howard Shapiro in The Philly Inky gave it a thumbs-up. (Shapiro, for a change, even wrote his review in a version of English that could be deciphered by others than South Philly denizens). But Ben Brantley, in The New York Times, established the national buzz: The new rivival (a/k/a 'rivisval') of Pal Joey, based on the Master's short ones in The New Yorker, turned itself into a 'dirge.'
Still others still have to weight in -- me, for example. I have tix for next month.
But let's get our buzz goin' among our Society PenPals. If you've seen it, review it. If you've seen earlier version, let's hear about that. If you have an opinion (based on whatever), send that in, as well.
Pal Joey is at Studio 54, in New York, until 15 February.