Friday, June 23, 2006

Theatre news!

a) My Name is Rachel Corrie will at last make it to New York next fall. Interesting sidenote: The original production that was cancelled/postponed was going to be put on at a non-profit off-Broadway theatre in NY; the new one is being produced at a commercial off-Broadway theatre. Time to question the assumption that public theatres exist to put on the "risky" material commerical producers won't touch...
Will certain propagandists please stop saying the show was "banned" in the United States now? Unlikely...

b) The Lord of the Rings musical-play will make it to London at last next spring. The West End gonna cost £25m, which is insane, and our Toronto Frodo, James Loye, is going to be snatched away to lead it.
Will certain propagandists please stop saying the show was an unmitigated disaster in Canada now? Unlikely...

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