farce... high-spirited and snark-free, a Hope-Crosby
‘Road’ film with a
nod to ‘The Producers’... the script is a hoot...
Company’s clever cast of 15 plays it straight-faced even in
silliest scenes, heightening the humor... old-fashioned in all the best
The New York Times
Theatergoers of the world, unite in
giggling. You have nothing to lose but your depression... So quit
Stalin and get your bourgeois masses over to the theater in the
high-tech sub-basement of Baruch College, where you can be immensely
amused and at the same time feel totally safe from nuclear attack...
Apologies for that: Having just seen something irresistible, how could
It's a mystery to me
Curtain, a highly polished revival of Prospect Theater Company's
hilarious 2006 hit about two song-and-dance men conscripted to Moscow
during the Cold War, should be in the Baruch Performing Arts Center --
and not, say, Broadway...
Iron Curtain is jam
packed with catchy showtunes, clever lyrics, socko gags and zesty
staging, along with a little sex, a little romance, with an emphasis on
the latter... a joyful night for those who appreciate musicals boasting
fun songs, big laughs and a lot of heart.
Rarely do a talented
(and well-cast) group of actors, an innovative creative team, and
witty, well-written material land in the same theater at the same time.
But Prospect Theater Company makes it look easy. Cara Reichel has
meticulously helmed this hilarious throwback to the golden age of
musicals, and the production and the work give hope for the fate of the
entertaining... Prospect Theater Company’s production,
directed by the sure-footed Cara Reichel is slick, smooth, glitzy and
perfectly paced.... Whether you love musicals, hate Communists or just
want to have a great time, head over to the Baruch Performing Arts
Center - and enjoy!
Iron Curtain, currently playing at the Baruch Center for Performing
Arts in New York City, is one of the most entertaining pieces of
musical theatre I’ve seen in a very long time. Susan
DiLallo’s libretto is as bright and clever as that for Mel
Brooks’ 2001 hit The Producers, and the score (by composer
Stephen Weiner and lyricist Peter Mills) is far superior to
Brooks’s. It’s stellar.
Deliriously entertaining... It’s always thrilling when a team
manages to successfully emulate that which they’re parodying,
and Weiner, Mills and DiLallo do a mighty fine job of capturing the
Golden Age style... Iron Curtain is further proof that the two most
glorious words in the English language are, in fact, Musical Comedy.