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Bye Bye Birdie – Roundabout Revival Needs Reviving

October 21st, 2009 No Comments

The news isn’t completely gloomy.  Despite some major mistakes in the casting (Jim Carnahan C.S.A. & Kate Boka) of this Roundabout revival of Bye Bye Birdie not seen on Broadway for 48 years – Music by the ever optimistic Charles Strouse & Lyrics by Lee Adams – Book by Michael Stewart, there are some bright […]

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Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

May 4th, 2009 No Comments

Is Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot a masterpiece or is it one of the greatest theatrical hoaxes ever perpetrated by a playwright?  There have been religious, political, Freudian, Existentialist and Homoerotic interpretations of this play.   What is it about?  Is it comedy or tragedy?  Is it full of despair or is there a glimmer of […]

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