Theater: Autopsy

I REMEMBER MAMA Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Raymond Jessel Book by Thomas Meehan

Whatever frantic doctoring occurred during / Remember Mama's arduous journey toward opening night, the patient is dead on arrival.

Apart from Sweeney Todd, this Broadway season has been a musical bone yard Uttered with seemingly logical decisions. It must have seemed logical to cast Liv Ullmann as the indomitable mother of a struggling Norwegian immigrant brood. Unfortunately, the only thing she gets right is her accent. Ullmann is no singer, and she croaks out her numbers...

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