Review: “My One and Only” Is a Crazy Big, Tap-Happy, Musical in Cohoes, NY [Berkshire on Stage]

Nicky Romaniello (l) as Captain Billy Buck Chandler and Erin West (r) as Edythe Herbert in My One and Only at Cohoes Music Hall. Photos by Marilyn Rose

Nicky Romaniello (l) as Captain Billy Buck Chandler and Erin West (r) as Edythe Herbert in My One and Only at Cohoes Music Hall. Photos by Marilyn Rose


Review by Gail M. Burns and Larry Murray

GAIL BURNS: Well, Larry, My One and Only (MOAO) is one big, tap-happy treat at Cohoes. I had a bundle of fun!

LARRY MURRAY: There is both so much fun, and a sort of righteousness that goes with being able to make so much noise with your feet! What did you think when you first saw MOAO on the Cohoes schedule? Did the old theatre buff in you say: ”hooray and about time”?

GAIL: I was excited to have another chance to see this “all-new” Gershwin musical, which I’d seen on Broadway in 1983, with Tommy Tune and Twiggy in the leads. And I was surprised to realize it had taken me 30 years to have a second chance at it. I had very happy memories of my first encounter.

LARRY: Well so do I, Gail, I saw it in its pre-Broadway run in Boston and enjoyed it very much, but we saw very different shows.

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