Reviews

  • WINNER

    OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL

    NY IT AWARDS

    “Buck’s liberty-taking is the kind of which it’s said,

    IF SHAKESPEARE WERE ALIVE TODAY, HE WOULD HAVE WRITTEN LIKE THIS.

    The score … would be chart-climbers if this were a time when show tunes still climbed charts.”

    -David Finkle,
    THEATREMANIA

    CRITICS PICK

    “…THIS SEASON’S
    BEST NEW MUSICAL.

    …Excellent songs. Who could have imagined that good times could still be had in malls?”

    -Mark Peikert,
    BACKSTAGE

    “‘LIKE YOU LIKE IT’ DESERVES GREAT SUCCESS…

    and will wind up being produced extensively in high schools – but not for years, for a boffo Broadway run will undoubtedly come first.”

    -Peter Filichia
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    click here.
  • “Buck demonstrates just from the
    ideas for songs that he’s

    A LYRICIST WITH WHOM TO BE RECKONED.”

    -Peter Filichia
    (Read the full review)
  • WINNER

    OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL

    TALKIN’ BROADWAY

    “THE SEVEN-YEAR HIT!

    Hilarious… Delicious… Side-splitting…
    This year’s [title of show].”

    -Peter Filichia

    “THE MOST DEPRESSING HILARIOUS THING I’VE SEEN IN A WHILE, OR ELSE THE MOST HILARIOUS DEPRESSING THING…”

    -Seth Christenfeld
    (Read the full review)
  • WINNER

    BEST FAMILY SHOW

    OFF BROADWAY ALLIANCE

    “HILARIOUS LYRICS.

    It’s always a welcome surprise when the show ends up being endearing, funny and entertaining to both the kids and the parents in the audience.”

    -Erin Leigh Peck,
    BROADWAYWORLD.COM
    (Read the full review)

    “COULD EASILY BE A KATY PERRY HIT.”

    -Laurel Graeber,
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
    (Read the full review)

    “Sammy Buck and Daniel Acquisto’s lyrics and music are engaging and enjoyable throughout, and in some instances, very smart. For example, Britt and her two feuding friends break into a clever number about the differences in chewing gum. On its own, it’s a funny song, but it’s also a thoughtful way to explore the characters’ differences, and the conflict that these sometimes create.”

    -NEW YORK THEATRE.COM
  • Common Grounds Logo

    WINNER

    MOST PROMISING NEW MUSICAL

    NYMF (HONORABLE MENTION)

    “We are in a world that even while it may look like New York in 2006, probably is better known to the likes of Samuel Beckett and James Joyce, masters of the modern psyche and probable inadvertent spiritual fathers to this

    WONDROUS DANCE MUSICAL.”

    -curtainup.com
    (Read the full review)
  • “EVOKES DR. SEUSS’S TALE ‘THE LORAX.'”

    -Laurel Graeber,
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
    (Read the full review)
  • “REFRESHINGLY CLEVER.”

    -Laurel Graeber,
    THE NEW YORK TIMES
    (Read the full review)

Interviews

  • Common Grounds Logo

    BROADWAYWORLD

    Read a conversational blog, between director Igor Goldin and me, about the show.

  • VAMPIRE STAKEDOWN

    In November, 2009, I participated in the Paley Center’s “Vampire Stakedown” Event.
    Here’s the recap.

  • “YES, AND”

    In other, surreal news…
    Check out this column about improvising. I’m quoted. AND it’s on
    cnn.com!

  • BROADWAY BULLET

    Broadway Bullet interviews director Igor Goldin, Dan and me about The Gallery Players production of LIKE YOU LIKE IT, with special performance of the song IT COULD TOTALLY HAPPEN by Alison Luff and Nathan Johnson.


    JEWISH HERALD VOICE & HOUSTON CHRONICLE

    Read the Jewish Herald Voice and The Houston Chronicle interviews with me about the production at Theatre Under the Stars in Houston.