[an often] entertaining take on a quintessentially American story.“Road Show” — Sondheim’s Latest Gets Its Boston Premiere —Arts Fuse
the lyrics are clever [enough], sometimes even laugh-out-loud funny.
[this ably sung and acted production] is well worth a look.
As I have written before, the team at the The Lyric Stage really knows how to put on these small scale musical productions. Mr. Veloudos and Ms Robbins work very well together. But that should not come as any surprise as both know their craft and have given audiences many great productions.Road Show At The Lyric Stage —Boxing over Broadway
Collaborating with Ilyse Robbins as co-director/choreographer and Jonathan Goldberg as Music Director, Veloudos does what he does best, which is to make the elements of the musical conform to the parameters of the Lyric Stage jewel box.Sondheim's ROAD SHOW: Looking For America —Broadway World
Sondheim's score is the beating heart of Road Show, moving the story forward and helping to define the characters. With about a dozen and a half musical numbers in a 90-minute show, the songs do more than the book to tell the story, and do it better.
"I didn't look at the season because I thought, There's nothing for me in "Road Show."' And then I got the call to come in to the audition, and I started doing research. I listened to 'Wise Guys' and 'Bounce' and 'Road Show,' all the different productions, and I thought 'This is classic Sondheim.' There's a game we play in rehearsal: 'That's from this play! This is from that play!' Because everything sounds like Sondheim. But it's different! It's weird. I know Sondheim, but this show, there's, like, one song or two songs that stick out melodically. But it's really just, like, you get on this ride, musically and dramatically, and you just go from song to scene to song to scene."'Bounce'ing from 'Wise Guys' to 'Road Show' - Tony Castellanos on Getting Sondheim Right —Edge Boston
“I think Sondheim was originally trying to pack in an enormous amount of information,” says Veloudos, so the earlier versions, called “Bounce” and “Wise Guys,” ran closer to three hours. This version is a tight 100 minutes and runs without an intermission. “The story still works as a memory play, jumping back and forth in time and space, but Cristina Tedesco has created a brilliant set that allows us to open up and then put away articles and locations the way we recall cherished memories.”Two for the 'Road' —The Boston Globe
It’s also a story about two very different brothers, who supported and undermined each other. Addison, an architect who was gay, wanted to create beauty as well as get rich and he eventually designed many luxury homes in Florida. Wilson, a professional gambler and womanizer (who in real life also wrote plays and screenplays) cared for little other than himself.http://hopedale.wickedlocal.com/entertainment/20180111/theater-sondheimss-road-show-travels-to-boston —Wicked Local
“I think it’s much more common now for writers to be willing to take a second look at their shows after the first major production,” said Goldberg, “as opposed to what we might call the ‘golden age’ of musicals, when all of the adjusting was done merely in tryouts … and then the show was usually left as is for posterity.”Lyric Stage takes a new spin on Sondheim’s ‘Road Show’ —Jewish Journal