Sunday, March 21, 2010

THE RAVE REVIEWS ARE IN!!!

Hello My Darling Little Bunnies!

So-
We've finally opened up the show here at the Actors Theatre of Louisville (the brilliant CHERY SISTERS) and I am catching up on some business today.

First on the list was compiling 'pull-quotes' from the rave reviews that OLD FRIENDS has received since it was released on December 1, 2009.

For all of you who supported this adventure in ANY way- monetarily, with labors of love and talent, or just in well wishes-- these reviews are every bit as much yours as they are mine.

Let's all enjoy them together! Whee!

VOTED ONE OF THE TOP TEN VOCAL ALBUMS OF 2009…

Donna Lynne Champlin's Old Friends becomes an instant new friend for these ears. Unusually riveting and emotionally raw, the singing and song choices are full of vulnerability, and the accompaniment is shorn of unnecessary frills, fuss or fakery. It is (simultaneously) mesmerizing and thrilling…haunting, healing and hypnotic.

Talkinbroadway.com


“Brilliant! Old Friends is a stunning knockout!”

NEXT magazine


“A masterpiece. A stunning, heart-breaking and haunting Irish ghost story…a memory play on record.”

Broadwayworld.com


“A bitter-sweet masterpiece”

The Toronto Star


“With delicacy and often heartbreaking intensity, Old Friends is a testament to Champlin’s talent as both a songstress and a producer.”

Theatremania.com


“Impressive…a first-rate CD.”

Playbill.com


“The musical theater veteran, Donna Lynne Champlin, tackles a plethora of material from some of today's most gifted musical theater writers with delicacy and often heartbreaking intensity on a disc that's a testament to her talent as both songstress and producer.”

Theatremania.com


“Old Friends is one grand album.”

Peter Filichia


“Old Friends is probably the most revelatory and unique solo album I've ever heard from a modern musical theatre talent.”

Reynaldi Alexander, The Grandest Adventure.com


“The perfect example of creativity with a horizontal axis- Champlin is to be admired for her beautiful artistry and her practical acumen.”

Psychology Today



1 comment:

  1. Holy shit. I'll be ordering my copy soon, girl!

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