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Yeah, I read this and listened to several cast recordings (including the movie recording). I still don't know why people gush about this musical about a failed filmmaker failing to make a film; Nine seems like a sloppy, mismatched, clunky show to me. Overall, this experience is like trying to say something about clothing design through the medium of soup making. Both fashion and soup are good, but they're entirely different mediums. A musical about a filmmaker struggling to make a cinematic mast...
Not one of the better musicals I've read. Maybe, I just need to watch it. The layout seemed confusing and there was no real flow from song to song. It might be fun to play the mother or Mama Maddalena though.
Aside from one or two songs, I find this show very outdated and unnecessary.
Yeston and Kopit's "Nine" is one of the best written musicals of the late twentieth century, but it helps not to be too close to the source material. Frederico Fellini, one of the most revolutionary filmmakers of the 1960s, inspired this musical, loosely based on his "8 1/2." But while "8 1/2" and the film version of "Nine" are rooted strongly in 1960s Italy, the stage musical seems to take steps back a few decades, rooting auteur Guido Contini in the era of 1920s and 1930s film epics and the at...
Honestly? I found almost nothing in this musical to connect to nor anything all that interesting. The few clips I've seen have been entertaining and well staged... but the details and relevance of this play slip through my mind like a sieve. I simply have no interest in this show.
Better to see on stage, but still a good read.