As much as a third of the audience left at the interval. That may be significant. That such leave-taking put them out the door into a driving rainstorm and a dearth of cabs on E. 4th St. suggests it was meaningful. I know I wanted to flee.Read More
Author: Kathleen Campion
The Metromaniacs relies on every theatrical conceit, thespian cliché, and theater convention. No, I could not quite smell the grease paint, but almost. So unless some of that appeals to you, don’t go. Otherwise, get a gang together and get over there. It’s a short run.Read More
No one is more surprised than I! Mean Girls—a big, noisy musical (not my thing), based on a hit teen movie (not my thing since…well, never), awash in stereotypes like the dumb girl, the hot boy, the powerful high-school clique, and the outsider desperate to belong—turns out to be one of those feel-good nights on Broadway when you unabashedly jump to your feet applauding because you’ve had such a good time.Read More
Presumably a lot of people came to see Chris Evans — Captain America — with his shirt on and his Boy Scout halo a little dinged. Evans plays a cop on the make in every sense. He’s a terrific bastard. You can’t like him, but you’ve met him. (So, apparently, some movie stars can do Broadway in a small cast of pros, play against type and — you know — do it well.)Read More
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