Nine (1982 Original Broadway Cast) Few shows are as aurally demanding as Nine , Maury Yeston's massive musicalization of the Fellini film "8 1/2": It takes repeated listenings to absorb… Nine (1982 Original Broadway Cast) Few shows are as aurally demanding as Nine , Maury Yeston's massive musicalization of the Fellini film "8 1/2": It takes repeated listenings to absorb… 2003-05-13 Raul Julia Original Broadway Cast Reissues Soundtracks
Music Review

Nine (2003)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: May 13, 2003; Lead Performances: Raul Julia and Original Broadway Cast; Genres: Reissues, Soundtracks

Few shows are as aurally demanding as Nine, Maury Yeston's massive musicalization of the Fellini film ''8 1/2'': It takes repeated listenings to absorb the extravagant mix of Italian folk, operetta, torchy vamps, and lilting ballads. But few shows are so rewarding -- whether it's the current revival (starring an amazing Antonio Banderas) or the remastered 1982 premiere (with the inimitable Raul Julia). Though the newer version imparts a fuller sound (Mary Stuart Masterson's ''My Husband Makes Movies'' is sublime), the two-disc original is more complete. Still, each captures the show's richness. Both: A

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints
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