Stage review from The Movie Snob
Fiorello!. I’ll be brief, because I saw this Irving Lyric Stage production on its last night, and your chance of seeing it is probably slim to none. But I mention it to plug for the ILS, which never fails to put on top-notch productions of musicals that are a bit off the beaten path. Like this one, which had a successful Broadway run starting in 1959 but is hardly a household name. It’s about the rise to power of New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in the early 20th century, and it is probably a little corny in places by today’s standards. But it’s an enjoyable show, and the ILS did a fabulous job with it. The theater where they do most of their productions is quite small, which makes for a pleasantly intimate theater experience. Check out their website and give one of their shows a try.