THE ROAD TO QATAR

Sunday, December 11 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

THE ROAD TO QATAR

SYNOPSIS

THE ROAD TO QATAR! is a new true musical comedy about two American musical theatre writers commissioned to do the impossible– write a larger-than-life Broadway-style mega-musical for the Emir of Qatar including 100 actors, 40 camels, 17 fire-eating jugglers and Muhammad Ali. Surprises abound as the quirky self-professed “short Jewish writers” leave New York and begin trotting the globe in their own version of a madcap Bob Hope/Bing Crosby adventure!

JOY’ S REVIEW

The Road to Qatar is a musical called a new, true musical, that’s at the York Theater at the church at 54th Street, which you should go see if nothing else, because not only does it have new musicals, but it’s got the best looking pipe organ in the city. And, they’ve done some wonderful stuff there. They’ve done Enter Laughing, which was wonderful. They’ve done No Way to Treat a Lady, which was ingenious. So, they’ve done some great stuff, but this is not one of them. The idea is that two short Jewish guys find each other and are hired to go and write a musical in Qatar. And, I mean, they need to have Muhammad Ali in it. They need to have a whole bunch of silly things in it. Part of the cast is actually fairly talented; the other half is not, and rather than being ugly, I just assumed not explain who was ugly and who was not. But, this was really a disappointment and seems more of a vanity piece than anything else. So, I’d give it half a star.

 

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