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The School Girl - 1904 - Broadway


Herald Square Theatre

(New York, NY)
1331 Broadway (29 W. 35th St.)
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2015
The Met's production of Verdi's great opera RIGOLETTO, is often referred to as the 'Ratpack' version--because it is set in the Las Vegas days of Frank Sinatra and his high-living cronies. From its debut, it was a huge success for the company and with good cause. It was brilliantly conceived and sung, even though the title role seemed fuzzier than it usually is in the standard setting. But how would it stand up, season after season, I wondered, when the novelty wore off? The good news is that the production (excitingly designed by Christine Jones) not only remains effective and entertaining, but, in a key way, it is even better than at the premiere nearly three years ago.
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 17, 2010
It's hard to believe that Reichen Lehmkuhl was ever thought to be ugly. In his autobiography, Here's What We'll Say, he writes of a note that a girl left in his middle school locker: 'She went on to tell me I was ugly, disgusting, and to top it off, a total geek.' He then discusses how he was considered unattractive even as he entered the United States Air Force Academy.