So thrilled to hear of the enthusiastic reception to this production. This could've been something that rode the coattails of its baked-in ticket sales for Midler, but I'm glad it's doing more than that.
I'm seeing it next Friday- and taking my folks- and cannot wait.
The Pulitzer for Drama language states that the winning work is "preferably original in its source and dealing with American life." That gives them a lot of wiggle room to award things like How to Succeed or Hamilton, which do not meet the former, and Ruined, which does not meet the latter, or The Diary of Anne Frank, which meets neither.
I've been posting here considerably less in the last few months. I'm finding thoughtful discussions of theatre few and far between on here; it seems the board is often used like Yahoo Answers more and more. There's been a trend of new posters who like to start new topics that pose a question for discussion... but not offering anything else to go on, like their own views or reasoning. The members who have deep knowledge of theatre and the industry post with less frequency. I k
Though I largely enjoyed the play off-Broadway, my misgivings are similar to those in the Towelroad review. I think Harmon isolates Jordan so thoroughly from the rest of queer life to a surprising degree and it is hard for me to discern whether or not that is the point or merely a contrivance to make this thing go. The character is fixated on a monogamous heteronormative relationship to the point of being blinkered, while also having no queer friends, having no willingness to consider o
Yeah, even with its very short running time (with intermission, just under 90 minutes- meaning the play itself is just over an hour, marked with a totally perfunctory act break), this one is a massive slog.
Mamet's trademark dialogue style, full of interruptions and half-thoughts, here comes off as nothing short of stilted. Sentences are cut off after a word by silence. Dialogue is more like a Meisner repetition exercise than a conversation. Sentences are constructed in a vaguely a