Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story

comedy · three rivers theatre company · United States

world premiere
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June 23, 2014 certified reviewer
tagged as: absurd · tony danza · Sitcom · 1980s · pop culture · satire · epic

My overall impression

“Boss: The Untold Tony Danza Story” is an utterly absurd, completely hilarious reimagining of Tony Danza’s rise, fall, and rise from his “Taxi” days through to his mid-80s reign as America’s Sweetheart. The development of “Who’s the Boss” is here portrayed not as a formulaic and pedestrian network programming decision, but as an epic struggle of good and evil, of temptation and redemption, of overcoming the odds and believing in yourself. The show works on several levels, simultaneously lampooning and celebrating the very popular culture “Boss” takes as its subject. If you are even vaguely aware of Tony Danza you should see this show.

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