The new musical by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire is a show that everyone who believes in the artistic future and emotional power of the American musical will want to see.
David Lindsay-Abaire’s tightly woven comic script celebrates the everyday relationships that make up an argument for a full life.
Yes, Ripcord is candied, but there’s just enough astringency blended in to make the sugar sufficiently tangy.
The questions at stake are good ones and not asked very often in contemporary plays: why do some win and others lose in America? And what are the responsibilities of the haves and the have-nots?