“‘The Little Mermaid,’ starring Sierra Boggess (pictured), barged on to Broadway this week – and neither sank nor swam. It is perhaps fitting for a fairy tale focused on a hybrid life form that its musical incarnation should be so thoroughly neither-nor. It’s not squarely for children (too slow at times), yet definitely not built for adults (too lacking in wit). It is neither a travesty of the 1989 animated Disney feature on which it is based nor a successful re-imagining.”
That’s the first paragraph of my assessment of the show in the Financial Times. The entire review is here.