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From Broadway to Obscurity Reviews







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Detroit Free Press - "Gutman is the first to admit that staging a one-man show about yourself can be self-indulgent...Fortunately, the actor has the talent to make us forget all that as he commands the stage for a breezy and entertaining 70 minutes."

Orlando Weekly - “Wipe your eyes and be sure to stick around for the encore, because Broadway-tested talents of Eric Gutman's caliber don't come to the Fringe every year.

Orlando Sentinel - “...He delivers the anecdotes with an actor’s skill, and he has the bright sound of a Broadway singer. - “Magic is made when actors, musicians, and technical artists of every discipline come together for an unforgettable night of theater – and that’s what happens when Eric Gutman’s “From Broadway to Obscurity” hits the stage of the Detroit Public Theatre. Don’t miss it!”

Community News Commons - “Only Mr. Gutman has the stamina and the charisma to pump up those high-octave notes with grace, sensuality and a lot of heart.”

It’s All Theatre - “There’s good theatre, there’s great theatre, there’s not-to-be-missed theatre. By all means, DON’T miss ‘From Broadway to Obscurity’.”


Winnipeg Free Press - “Gutman tells (well, actually, mostly sings) the story of his career, showcasing truly impressive pipes as he delivers a series of legit show-stoppers with full-on Broadway flair. The journey makes for a great showbiz tale, and the ending, brief and very much to the point, makes complete regular-guy sense. The opening-night standing ovation was well earned."

CBC News - “Eric Gutman's autobiographical tale of how he achieved, then walked away from his Broadway dream is as slick as a mobster and as much fun as a big budget musical.”

NY Times - Gutman as ''hyperactive, self-indulgent Mandy'' pummels traditional Yiddish songs in a truthful re-creation of Mr. Patinkin's manic displays.”

Star Tribune - “…Gutman provides some of the evening’s broadest moments. He spoofs Leonardo DiCaprio with wicked accuracy.”

OCWeekly - “Actor(s) extraordinaire Eric Gutman…are spot-on with (their) impersonations. Though they seldom feign the visage of the stars hey destroy, they have the mannerisms and voices down to a tee.”

Kalamazoo Gazette - “Gutman’s portrayal of Patinkin…was a highlight of the night.”

Rochester City News - “But amidst the comedy, Gutman showed us the complete journey of a person, striving for and achieving his dreams — both on stage and off. The show is sure to leave you saying “it ended much too soon.

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