Monday, February 8, 2016

The Capeman

I thought I would give the Capeman a chance, even though me not hearing anything about it in 15 years seemed like a bad sign... and it's so bad. The story is hard to understand and the songs don't make sense WITH the story. This isn't a jukebox musical, but it might as well be. The music, by itself, is fine, but it does nothing to move the story along.

The Capeman had really bad reviews and didn't run for very long. It was reworked a few years ago and had a short run at the Delacorte Thater, where it was apparently much better... but that's not saying a lot.

The Capeman
Music by Paul Simon
Lyrics by Paul Simon and Derek Walcott

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