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Guido or Gui-don’t: Ranking the Nine Cast’s Singing and Dancing Talent

Rob Marshall’s Nine arrives stuffed with a murderer’s row of big talent: Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench ... An array of A-listers like this could probably sell a picture in which they just sit around playing Foosball with their Oscar statuettes. But here they attempt something more difficult, if — for most of them — equally out of their wheelhouses: becoming singing, dancing, ha-cha-cha-ing machines. The advance reviews have been largely brutal, but we checked it out for ourselves, specifically to see who has a future in Broadway revivals, and who has a future in staying far, far away from a choreographer and a pitch pipe. Here’s our ranking of the cast’s performances, in descending order.

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