By Steven Suskin
Referred to as the "theater similar of longtime New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael" through Matinee journal, critic and manufacturer Steven Suskin chronicles the 2001-2002 theater season in his most recent installment within the Broadway Yearbook sequence. Commenting with wit and erudition on every one exhibit that opened on Broadway among may well 2001 and should 2002, Suskin's shiny descriptions bear in mind Tony winners like completely smooth Millie and Urinetown and advertisement smashes like Mamma Mia! and The Graduate. a good learn for theater buffs, the e-book can be a invaluable sourcebook for critics, Broadway historians, and theater pros, delivering an array of data on each Broadway creation of the season, in addition to noteworthy off-Broadway performances. The clever and witty Broadway Yearbook, 2001-2002 will have interaction theater fans, performers, and critics alike.
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Applause. ” Roar. The play resumed. A white horse appeared upstage, which is to say where the Delacorte stage met Belvedere Lake. It was so misty up there that you could barely see the horse or its rider, Natalie Portman. ) Debra Monk did much better with her entrance, a few minutes later. Ms. Monk is justly celebrated for her way with a line. ” Uproar, ap- The “cell phone” warning was a little different than what you usually hear, plause, cheers. Unfortunately, it was by now as violators were threatened with raining again — and how.
But Patinkin rented the hall, so I guess he’s welcome to make any political pro- Mandy Patinkin in Concert 47 nouncements he wishes. One thing was for sure; it was certainly a staggering moment — a terrifying moment — when he knocked the ﬂags off their pedestals. Eleven hours later, before anyone even got around to reviewing Mandy Patinkin’s Monday night concert, the two towers of the World Trade Center were no more. SEPTEMBER 20 Urinetown I n March 2001, I made a quick trip to Paris. I spent my last morning, as always, walking around my favorite neighborhood: along the Rue de la Seine, across le boulevard Saint-Germain, and down to the Jardin du Luxembourg.
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Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002: A Relevant and Irreverent Record (Broadway Yearbook) by Steven Suskin