Elton John + Tim Rice’s AIDA
Elton John (Music); Tim Rice (Lyrics); Linda Wolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang (Book)
|Raquel Nicole Jeté and Shaun Leslie Thomas|
In 2000, a star-studded team of Elton John (music), Tim Rice (lyrics) along with Linda Wolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang (book) took the Verdi opera AIDA and transformed it into a four-plus-year run on Broadway with music that had that distinct, Elton John, rock-and-ballad style. Broadway by the Bay -- under the masterfully conceived and beautifully inspired direction of Jason Jeffrey -- opens its own version that is a big-stage, big-sounding Elton John + Tim Rice’s AIDA that looks and feels Great White Way in every respect.
For my full review of this outstanding production, please continue to Talkin' Broadway: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj142.html.
Rating: 5 E
Elton John + Tim Rice’s AIDA continues through November 18, 2018 in production by
Broadway by the Bay at the Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway, Redwood City. Tickets are available at https://broadwaybythebay.org.
Photo Credit: Mark & Tracy Photography