Order Viagra Online

Order viagra online Broadhurst Theater

Order viagra online By Lloyd Carroll

Order viagra online The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is legendary for overlooking deserving artists who clearly deserve enshrinement in its Cleveland museum and bestowing honors on those whose contributions to pop music are questionable.

Order viagra online There is no question that they did the correct thing in 1996 by inducting the Shirelles. Order viagra online Lead singer Shirley Alston and her three close friends from Passaic High School, order viagra online Micki Harris, order viagra online Doris Coley and Beverly Lee, order viagra online became the first successful girl group, order viagra online and they clearly paved the way for others such as the Ronettes, order viagra online the Marvelettes, order viagra online Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, order viagra online and of course, order viagra online the Supremes.

Order viagra online The Shirelles were discovered by Mary Jane Greenberg, order viagra online the daughter of Florence Greenberg, order viagra online a bored Passaic housewife who missed living in New York and who dreamed of working in the music business. Order viagra online “Baby, order viagra online It’s You” is the new Broadway musical that follows the little-known story about Greenberg, order viagra online who did the near impossible, order viagra online getting a record label off the ground (Scepter), order viagra online that while never a major force in the recording industry did have a good run in the 1960s before teetering in the mid 1970s.

Order viagra online Florence (Beth Leavel) believes so much in the Shirelles that she invests her family’s life savings into pressing their early recordings much to the chagrin of her husband, order viagra online Bernie (Barry Pearl). Order viagra online As was reflective of the times, order viagra online Bernie felt that he was the breadwinner and that Florence’s role was being a housewife which he did consider to be work.

Order viagra online Achieving success in the music business at the end of the Eisenhower administration did not require a ton of capital as it would  years later but it did involve payoffs to unsavory characters and popular New York disc jockeys as the smooth-talking Jocko Henderson (played to perfection by Geno Henderson who is not related).

Order viagra online Greenberg may not have had a background in music but she did, order viagra online like Clive Davis, order viagra online have great eyes and ears for a hit song and talent. Order viagra online She was drawn to a handsome producer and songwriter from Jacksonville, order viagra online Florida named Luther Dixon (Allan Louis). Order viagra online It was Dixon who was the mastermind behind such baby boomer classics as “Soldier Boy, order viagra online” “Tonight’s The Night, order viagra online” “Mama Said, order viagra online” “Dedicated To The One I Love” and “Foolish Little Girl.”

Order viagra online Right under the cast listing in Playbill is an advisory stating “although this play is inspired by actual events, order viagra online some material has been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.” A major plot device is the romantic tension between Dixon and Greenberg, order viagra online something that I had never heard about prior to this show.

Order viagra online The problems of mixing personal and business becomes apparent when the Shirelles’ success wanes just about the time of the JFK assassination. Order viagra online The times are changing and Florence fears that Luther is unwilling to adapt. Order viagra online She is taken with the talents of a young pianist and arranger from Forest Hills named Burt Barcharach who has been working with a talented singer from Newark by the name of Dionne Warwick. Order viagra online Luther feels threatened by Burt (who is unseen in the show) and realizes that he has to leave. Order viagra online Bacharach had previously written “Baby, order viagra online It’s You” for the Shirelles a year earlier, order viagra online and the song would be recorded as well by the Beatles.

Order viagra online As is frequently the case with jukebox musicals, order viagra online the dialog is often corny and contrived, order viagra online such as the interplay between Florence and her husband. Order viagra online There is also some unfortunate ethnic stereotyping as Bernie Greenberg is portrayed as a nebbish accountant with a whiny nasal voice, order viagra online while Florence’s trusted assistant, order viagra online Murray Schwartz (Brandon Uranowitz), order viagra online is a pushy Sammy Glick type who also has a whiny, order viagra online nasal voice.

Order viagra online The music, order viagra online not surprisingly, order viagra online is top-notch but strangely the Shirelles’ first number one hit, order viagra online “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, order viagra online” is omitted. Order viagra online My guess is that songwriter Carole King probably wanted too high a price for its inclusion here.

Order viagra online The creators of “Baby, order viagra online It’s You” admit that they have taken liberties with the facts. Order viagra online At the end of the show, order viagra online Florence says that she has bought four homes in Passaic for the members of the Shirelles, order viagra online whose careers were waning. Order viagra online In reality, order viagra online the Shirelles had to sue Greenberg for royalties. Order viagra online The show’s narrator, order viagra online Jocko, order viagra online claimed that Luther Dixon never wrote another hit after leaving Scepter. Order viagra online While he never did enjoy the level of success that he did have there, order viagra online he did write the Platters’ 1966 comeback hit, order viagra online “With This Ring, order viagra online” for Musicor Records.

Order viagra online While I have pointed out some negatives, order viagra online “Baby, order viagra online It’s You” will certainly keep you entertained for two hours thanks to great music and a very talented cast. Order viagra online “Jersey Girls” may not be in the same league as “Jersey Boys” but it’s worth seeing.

Average Rating: 4.4 out of 5 based on 190 user reviews.