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Posted by FindingNamo 2003-11-02 21:22:02
This weekend I saw a nearly-great new musical.
I also saw "Wicked."
But the nearly-great new musical I saw was "Caroline, Or Change," at The Public Theater. With book and lyrics by the brilliant Tony Kushner, music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by George Wolfe. This is an incredibly nuanced, nearly sung-through exploration of two Louisiana families in 1962-3. I'm surprised this hasn't even seemed to register on the radar of all the Millie freaks, and even more surprised that Tesori had it in her. Actually, I'm not surprised that nobody notices well-honed stories and a uniformly talented cast telling a beautiful story that makes theatrical and logical sense. I mean, it doesn't have Sutton in it!
And of course, so many people are always so busy creaming over the Broadway bloat up town and reinforcing their enthusiasm by seeing the same shows multiple times.
If anybody cares to talk about quality theater, I'll have more to say later when I am more awake, I'm sure. If not, that's fine. Carry on as usual.
re: Wicked; A nearly-great new musical
re: re: Wicked; A nearly-great new musical