Critical Reaction

Critical Reaction

"[Takes] Loesser's beautifully varied score and [fits] it into a magical story that is both touching and funny. ...This show is blessed with spirit."
– Variety

"Out of his bountiful music box Mr. Loesser has provided a warm and varied score that captures the simple moods of the story.... The makers of Greenwillow have never faltered. Mr. Loesser has taken care of that by writing music out of personal musical convictions."
– The New York Times

"Loesser's enchanting score for Greenwillow was the finest heard on Broadway since the premiere of Candide in 1956. Greenwillow offers one of the greatest scores in the history of musical theatre."
– The Complete Book of 1960s Broadway Musicals

"Greenwillow has a grand score."
– TheaterMania

"Perhaps Loesser's greatest set of music and lyrics."
– Ethan Mordden