Posted by Downstage Dish
February 4, 2013 at 11:00
Act Break is obsessed with "Bombshell" - but there are other great shows in New York this year, too.
Case in point? "Beautiful," last year's Tony-winning Best Musical, starring Broadway's sweetheart, Veronica "Ronnie" Moore. If you couldn't get tickets when it first opened (and who could?), you might want to try again before Moore leaves at the end of this month. Bribe an usher, sell a kidney, do what you need to do, because as we were reminded when we saw the show again last night, it is sensational.
"Beautiful," the story of an Etta James-type R&B star in the '50s, centers around the star's tempestuous relationship with her overbearing mother. With echoes of everything from "Gypsy" to "Dreamgirls," the musical is both moving and fun (a particular highlight being the act one number "Mama Makes Three").
Now after 10 months, Moore is leaving for greener pastures. Where will she end up? Let's hope it's in a role that puts this phenom's talents to good use. While everyone loves a good girl, Downstage Dish thinks it's time to see what Moore could do with a really adult role...