As Judge Winston
Starz December 4, 2021
One particular standout is Andrea Bianchi doing multiple character roles with well nuanced old-movie character accents.
Bianchi delivering particularly amusing vocal impressions of Ruth Gordon, Ethel Barrymore, and Marilyn Monroe among others.
Andrea Bianchi is thoroughly attractive in this role of both sex object and predator.
Baby Lou (Andrea Bianchi)an aggressively peppy entertainer who reminds you of Ann Miller with a hefty dose of Liza Minelli. Way Out West features Bianchi doing Merman to end all Mermans.
Bianchi puts plenty of vim and vigor into her tirades.
"Bianchi delivers the most consistent and energetically enjoyable performance."
Andrea Bianchi demonstrates strong comedic talent as she moves from Betty Comden to Ruth Gordon to Holliday's communist -lesbian lover, Yetta Cohn; and finally and unexpectedly, Marilyn Monroe. As someone who spent time around Betty and Adolph and Ruthie, let me add that these impersonations were most cleverly accomplished.
Andrea Bianchi does a star turn as a Long Island Matron.
Andrea Bianchi will have you holding your sides from laughter.
Sarah Carstairs is deftly played by Andrea Bianchi with wit and stiff upper-lip determination.
Andrea Bianchi brings a vivid sense of humor to her many portayals.
Andrea Bianchi's Annie hilariously morphs from liberal lawyer to a conservative spewing hatred.
One of the highest points has the ladies (Andrea Bianchi, Laura Dean and MaryAnn Hu) as a doo-wop Greek Chorus in the marvelous high-brow "It's Not a Match" (as Bobby trolls through a series of hapless and sometimes amusing dates) and again in Marcos Santana's (Broadway's "On Your Feet") innovative choreography in yoga positions for "So".
For her part, Ms. Bianchi does show some real comic chops and mimicry skills, and her few moments as Ruth Gordon are quite funny.
Andrea Bianchi is a delightful dynamo who can belt a song to the rafters and can dance the daylights out of any number.
Winner Best Actress NJ Season-Bianchi for Off The Hook.
Andrea Bianchi is fun to listen to and especially fun to watch.
Andrea Bianchi as the mistress embellishes her role with fun and stage business. Her strong stage presence enables her to take an otherwise smallish role and bring it to the boil.
Ms. Bianchi is especially memorable.
But the one singular sensation is Andrea Bianchi.
Yetta Cohn is portrayed with benevolent toughness by Andrea Bianchi, who is also highly amusing as the writer and actress Ruth Gordon.
Gwendolyn's voiceover is done (hysterically) by Andrea Bianchi. Standout songs include Andrea Bianchi's rendition of the searing "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love"
Andrea Bianchi seizes her moments without strangling them.
Bianchi is particularly funny as Maria, ranting and raving with Italian abandon. Bianchi's movement shows a touch of Martha Raye and is like none other you've seen on stage before.
Returning from last year -- but somehow even better this time around -- is Andrea Bianchi as The Ghost of Christmas Present. Bianchi is a corker of a Cockney. Looking somewhat like a pre-"Rain in Spain" Eliza Doolittle with a touch of Lucy Ricardo thrown in, Bianchi dispenses her justice with comic abandon. Her little victory dance is worthy of Rumplestiltskin.
Andrea Bianchi's Joanna is extremely winning.
Andrea Bianchi juggles various Great Women of Show Business, including Comden, Marilyn Monroe (who shows up to compare dumb-blonde poses with Holliday), and -- in a wicked, sketch-comedy turn -- a pushy, gesticulating Ruth Gordon.
Bianchi's Ruth Gordon is worth the price of admission. It provides a witty comic highpoint of the evening.
Andrea Bianchi is one of the state's most gifted comedians. She has the skill to make her face into a hilarious mess of confusion, which is one of Bianchi's greatest assets. What fun she is to watch.
History aside, no one performer has put an intimidating imprint for all time on any of these roles. Here, Andrea Bianchi is a splendidly dear Diana Morales ("I felt nothing"); look no farther.
Andrea Bianchi almost steals the show as the French actress who's been told she's a star and assumes that must mean the sun.
Andrea Bianchi is a vicious and sexily murderous Nurse Fay, who moves with the precision of a pill-pushing martinet
The performers are wonderful notably Andrea Bianchi as Baby Lou. Way Out West is the first time we hear Bianchi's amazing delivery.
Bianchi in particular comes dangerously close to stealing the show, portraying everyone from Betty Comden to Marilyn Monroe.
Best of all is Andrea Bianchi as the ambassador's wife. She's got a perfect Julie Andrews British accent and snobby demeanor. How Bianchi tries to stay awake after she's accidentally taken that sleeping potion is one of the funniest moments of the season.
"The role (of Sophie) is beautifully played by Andrea Bianchi and, interestingly, she steals the entire show without singing a note."
Andrea Bianchi, who delivers a dead on impersonation of an elderly Jacob, gives Godspell a comic boost.
Ms. Bianchi's Ruth Gordon, Ethel Barrymore and Marilyn Monroe are standouts.
Andrea Bianchi is hilarious as the maid who's constantly running lickety-split across the stage.