Live from New York, it’s Donny and Marie!

Donny and Marie Osmond stood at the top of wholesome, family-oriented entertainment 35 years ago, back when they were teenagers and Times Square was full of X-rated movie houses and adult book stores.

The duo from Utah’s famous first family of singers were chided for their uncompromising approach to old-style entertainment during the 1980s. That was the era when Times Square began its gradual transformation into a center of pulsing lights, shops and attractions that makes visitors feel as if they are inside a video game.

True fans might say the timing couldn’t be better for a Donny and Marie show on Broadway. Ticketholders to Dec. 9’s opening show sounded more interested in extending old memories into the future than making side-by-side comparisons.

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