Broadway Yearbook 2001-2002: A Relevant and Irreverent by Steven Suskin

By Steven Suskin

Known as the "theater an identical of longtime New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael" through Matinee journal, critic and manufacturer Steven Suskin chronicles the 2001-2002 theater season in his newest installment within the Broadway Yearbook sequence. Commenting with wit and erudition on every one express that opened on Broadway among might 2001 and will 2002, Suskin's shiny descriptions keep in mind Tony winners like completely glossy Millie and Urinetown and advertisement smashes like Mamma Mia! and The Graduate. an exceptional learn for theater buffs, the publication can also be a worthwhile sourcebook for critics, Broadway historians, and theater pros, offering an array of data on each Broadway construction of the season, in addition to noteworthy off-Broadway performances. The clever and witty Broadway Yearbook, 2001-2002 will have interaction theater fans, performers, and critics alike.

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It’s Too Damn Funny! Out he comes, in a comfortable-looking cardigan. ” Thirty minutes in, he shows a film clip of himself on the couch with Ed McMahon at the Tonight Show, in a line with Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, and Imogene Coca. ” Not your traditional Broadway show, but it sounds good to me. Now imagine another BroadRenée Taylor and Joe Bologna came way evening. Out comes old Doc Simon, and as soon as he’s gotten out to present their greatest hits, us warmed up, he says, “And now the problem being that they don’t have I’ll do a scene from God’s Fa- any greatest hits.

This was a bad omen, especially since she looked somewhat like a purple tugboat. ) So what we had were two old people in purple, walking and crawling and otherwise ambulating around the uncomfortable set. They had some funny lines along the way, yes, but the humor was pretty incidental. Most of the jokes came from stage left, where Ms. Taylor spent most of the evening. Taylor and Bologna staged the thing themselves, presumably in their living room, capturing it all on video camera by remote control.

Old Black Sheep Inn in the Village. ”) This long, long story finally ended with “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” in Yiddish. How and why, I can’t for the life of me tell you; but that’s what it says in my notes, and I couldn’t have made it up. ” Also in Yiddish. (Mr. ) I remained in my seat for this, as I rarely do the “Hokey Pokey” in Yiddish while out for an evening at the theatre. Clive Barnes of the Post, two seats down, stood with the rest. He didn’t do the “Hokey 44 Broadway Yearbook, 2001–2002 Pokey,” either; in fact, he looked disgruntled and extremely annoyed.

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