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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.”




Eight Nights (Detroit Public Theatre)










Holiday Cabaret (Detroit Public Theatre)





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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."

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.

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.”

Encore Michigan - “Mr. Gutman is a revelation in this excellent play, playing both the Jewish father racked with guilt and worry over him being spared the camps, while his family suffered so terribly. We are used to seeing him in comedy and singing roles..Here, he brings vitality, gravitas and pain all at once to Erich. And then, at the end of the story, he inhabits Joram, a Muslim immigrant bewildered and vulnerable as he escaped war-torn Syria into friendly and mysteriously (to him) generous arms and faces in New York..”

Detroit Free Press - “Gutman, a veteran of Broadway’s “Jersey Boys” and a standout in DPT’s recent “Eight Nights,” is a multitalented dynamo who also wrote all of the musical arrangements. He absolutely steals the show with a jazzy, hilarious song-and-dance number about Hanukkah.”

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