It is possible to enjoy Holiday Inn, subtitled “The New Irving Berlin Musical,” although there is little new about it. The Broadway adaptation of the 1942 Crosby/Astaire movie features a hard-working, elegantly costumed cast in one pleasantly diverting musical number after another. But it’ll help to check your sense and sensibility in the coatroom.
Let’s be blunt: Bryce Pinkham and Corbin Bleu are no Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. But let’s also be fair: Bleu’s performance is a revelation.
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