The whole concept of "Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others" is somewhat bizarre to me - who makes a musical based on songs by the Smiths? Musical theatre, at least in the West End/Broadway style, often seems to involve a certain detachment between actor/singer and character, whereas the Smiths come across as so intensely personal, even when they're over the top, even when Morrissey is at his most theatrical and melodramatic. It really does sound like a mismatch:
"Some Girls" seeks the spirit of the Smiths' songs by transforming them. The arrangements are not for rock band, but for string quartet with electronics. Morrissey's heartsick legato croon is reassigned to four women and two men, who deliver anything from keening, primal unaccompanied wails to swing-era harmonies. (The New York Times)I know sometimes shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to, but perhaps sometimes ideas need halting...
Also very disappointing was seeing that the New York Times' home page misplaced an apostrophe in referring to the musical:
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