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Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)

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Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)#0
Posted: 11/20/03 at 12:35pm
A wonderful article. Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)
TABOO is Loved...
Updated On: 11/20/03 at 12:35 PM
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re: Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)#1
Posted: 11/20/03 at 12:38pm
A show 'kids' like (a completely unsubstantiated statement I might add) that doesn't have student rush or a discount policy, both of which attract more younger people to the theater.

Brilliant.
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It's a well written article about a troubled show by someone who loves theater, what's to weep over Hors? But will it sell tickets?
You've got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium's Liable to walk upon the scene
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The only thing to weep over is that the show went from (at least in Paul's opinion) a crips, well-written show to something muddied.
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re: Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)#4
Posted: 11/20/03 at 12:58pm
why do you people even respond to this shill?
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I would say Taboo is analyzed in that article... Where did you get "loved"??
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re: Read It And Weep (or...Eat Your Words)#6
Posted: 11/20/03 at 4:10pm
TaBOO may have at one time been a good musical. However, this current Broadway incarnation is not appealing to ticket buyers.
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Updated On: 11/20/03 at 04:10 PM
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Charles Busch#7
Posted: 11/20/03 at 5:44pm
I took the article to be a love letter to Charles Busch. Seemed to me Wontorek was subtly attempting to convey that Busch is not responsible for and his talent shouldn't be questioned because of what is onstage at the Plymouth. Something went wrong somewhere. I believe Wontorek was suggesting that fault did not fall at the feet of a seasoned Broadway staple. Just my take on it.
Rest in peace, Iflitifloat.
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re: charles busch#8
Posted: 11/20/03 at 5:53pm
i totally agree, etoile. i love it because i want the show to succeed, but i also think that it's a subtle attempt at vindicating a talented guy who kinda met the business end of a locomotive.
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charles busch#9
Posted: 11/20/03 at 9:48pm
"business end of a locomotive" - nice phrasing
Rest in peace, Iflitifloat.
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re: charles busch#10
Posted: 11/21/03 at 10:36am
Exactly Etoile and Karakowski...When I posted the article in an earlier thread, I wasn't debating the merits, or lackthereof, of Taboo, I was extolling the virtues of Wontorek. I was very interested in his observations and quite frankly, I'm shocked that there isn't more of the old (and seemingly, better), script on that stage now.
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re: re: charles busch#11
Posted: 11/21/03 at 11:02am
Denty, I agree, I really admire his work, he at least shows a love for theater, this season is hurting bad businesswise, the producers of all the new shows would sell their mother to get the b.o. that The Producers got last weekend. And while most if not ALL of the new shows this season have some serious flaws, you can put some blame on the poisonous press that's been leveled at them too, Wontorek at least gives both his opinion and some refreshing information in his columns. Isn't it interesting that the hottest show this winter will be The Producers again, it's going to be a bitter pill for some casts and crews this Jan. when they walk by the St. James.
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re: re: re: charles busch#12
Posted: 11/21/03 at 11:26am
Amen to that Sheeky!
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re: re: re: re: charles busch#13
Posted: 11/21/03 at 1:10pm
ahh, yes, i do believe i just swallowed a bitter pill...
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