Thursday, January 28, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
It was of consequence, I should think; verily, it tied the room together, gather'd its qualities as the sweet lovers' spring grass doth the morning dew or the rough scythe the first of autumn harvests. It sat between the four sides of the room, making substance of a square, respecting each wall in equal harmony, in geometer's cap; a great reckoning in a little room. Verily, it transform'd the room from the space between four walls presented, to the harbour of a man's monarchy.Via Kotkke.
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Friday, January 08, 2010
Michael Riedel has some not-so-nice things to say about the Broadway revival of Ragtime, which is set to close on Sunday. I wanted so, so badly to love this production, but it's hard to disagree with much of what Michael Riedel says (aside from calling the cast Maryland locals, which is untrue and just mean). In spite of the ways that Ragtime failed to be what many of us had hoped for, there is one silver lining:
At least cute little Bobby Steggert got something out of this disaster. As Mother's Younger Brother -- a character name that's as bloated and pretentious as the show itself -- he caught the eye of a Times reporter, who gushed that the actor has "career breakout potential."
Monday, January 04, 2010
I hear that American Idiot will soon be moving into the St. James. The theater will be vacant after January 17th, when Finian's Rainbow (sadly) ends it's run. Finian's is a terrific revival of an odd little gem, catch it if you can.
Update: gotta do a little Nikki-Finke-style "TOLDJA!" here: Green Day Goes Broadway With ‘American Idiot’ (via NY TIMES)
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