“It’s Magic: Nine Decades of Songs From Warner Brothers,” is a master class on how to escape the pitfalls of stuffy nostalgic reverence and make show business history crackle.
“…the strongest cast I can recall in the three decades I have been covering the series.”
“…Jack L. Warner and Bette Davis are among the fearsome battling titans [Rex Reed] brings to fulminating, fire-breathing life.
“One casting coup is a rare New York appearance by Sue Raney … Her sound on Saturday suggested a clear pond over which hovers a light mist.”
“In the past couple of seasons Lyrics & Lyricists, under the aegis of its artistic director, Deborah Grace Winer, has made considerable progress in shucking off a deadly aura of staid historical mustiness. “It’s Magic” uncorks the bottle and lets the magic fly wherever it will.”
Catch the final performances today at 2 pm and 8 pm!
(Photographs by Richard Termine)