-Ben Brantley, trying to be charitable in an otherwise blunt dismissal of "Glory Days," a tiny new musical, transfered from a prominent regional non-profit (who probably only put it on in hopes of its commercial prospects) amidst last-minute Tony hopes.
It’s been a season of thinking small for the Broadway musical. Two front-runners for the Tony, “In the Heights” and “Passing Strange,” are also intimate, personal shows imported from non-Broadway houses. I can see why the producers of “Glory Days” might have thought this was an auspicious moment for a big-time New York transfer.Ultimately, though, they have done this little, hopeful show no favors by dragging it into a spotlight that invites close and unforgiving inspection.
A lesson for all concerned, I hope.
UPDATE: Uh, it just closed.