The Verdict: Critics Review Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro at Classic Stage Company

The Verdict   The Verdict: Critics Review Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro at Classic Stage Company
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's Allegro, a musical exploration of an Everyman, officially opened at Classic Stage Company Nov. 19 following previews that began Nov. 1.
Claybourne Elder
Claybourne Elder

The production continues through Dec. 14.

Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the cast includes George Abud as Charlie Townsend, Alma Cuervo (Beauty and the Beast, Cabaret) as Grandma Taylor, Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis (Once, The Caucasian Chalk Circle) as Jenny Brinker, Claybourne Elder (Sunday in the Park With George, Bonnie & Clyde) as Joseph Taylor Jr., Malcolm Gets (Macbeth, The Story of My Life) as Joe Taylor Sr., Maggie Lakis as Hazel, Megan Loomis as Beulah, Paul Lincoln as Brook Lansdale, Jane Pfitsch (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Company) as Emily, Randy Redd as Dr. Bigby Denby, Ed Romanoff as Ned Brinker and Jessica Tyler Wright as Marjorie Taylor.

"Follow the story of Joe Taylor, Jr. from cradle to early manhood in this loving and wise exploration of America’s coming of age, as seen through the eyes of a young physician learning about the mysteries of life and death," press notes state. "Discover this little-known jewel of a show, long considered Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most personal and groundbreaking work of musical theatre." 

The critics have filed their reviews, and has collected them for our readers.

AM New York Entertainment Weekly

Hollywood Reporter

Huffington Post

New York Post

New York Times

Time Out New York


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The production marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched in 2013 with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle.

Scenic design for Allegro is by Doyle with costume design by Tony Award winner Ann Hould-Ward, lighting design by Jane Cox and sound design by Dan Moses Schreier.

Classic Stage Company is located at 136 East 13th Street. More information is available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visiting

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