Nelson Pressley reviews Jane Krakowski in the Washington Post: “Even under the weather, she sparkled.”
He’s much cheerier than I am. Was it the earlier show or residual charm from the interview he did?
Here’s a paragraph in his review that leads to an issue with this show that I really want to discuss: “Krakowski is slated for a few weeks at a Manhattan club later this month, so presumably her voice will be stronger and the act will be honed. On Saturday the band members still seemed to be familiarizing themselves with the material, and Krakowski frequently glanced toward her music stand for lyrics and segue tales.”
Is it really OK that DC audiences were treated to a show that Krakowski herself onstage admitted was “underrehearsed” ? The show was not billed as a “pre-New York tryout.” Do the people paying $55 each in two sold out houses not rate a finished product? Do the people at the second show paying $55 a seat deserve to see a show with 30 minutes eliminated from the first?