I just got home from the theater and I am reminded of what theater is all about and why I love going. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well first came out in the late 60's early 70's when the country was polarized by a war and students were marching and there was corruption in the White House and, wait a minute, does any of this sound familiar??? That's the thing about this show and Jacques Brel's lyrics, they are timeless, because no matter how much we progress technologically, we humans seem to keep the same foibles and make the same mistakes. Each song was like a complete story, told with eloquence and drama and humor and frequently an intensity of emotion that left me and probably much of the audience in tears. The theater is called the Zipper Theater because it is a renovated zipper factory. The seats are car seats. It is small and intimate. The whole experience was more than worth the price of admission, which for Off Broadway wasn't cheap ($65/ticket.) I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. See it before it closes. It is sure to be nominated for best revival in the next Tony Awards.
This was the Broadway.com Review:
Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris by Edward Karam and with
Robert Cuccioli, Gay Marshall, Rodney Hicks & Natascia Diaz