Simon was the recipient of numerous honors for his work, including four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.
But by the time Fosse's film version arrived three years later, the show was the victim of a changing culture. Its flower
Several years back--it was opening night of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011, to be precise--I escaped during intermission
Sutton Foster and ensemble in Sweet Charity Photo: Monique Carboni Sutton Foster and Shuler Hensley in Sweet Charity Photo
The second time I visited New York City was 1984. It was my first vacation in two years. I'd gotten married to Glenn April 24th, 1982, and we'd driven to Chicago for our honeymoon.
Many musicals tell timeless stories and every generation picks up on another aspect of them. The same musical, same production
The nerve of these people, they seem to think that you can take some TV writer--never written a play, never appeared in one unless you want to count Charley's Aunt in eighth grade--and put him on Broadway.
What gives some musicals longevity and makes others fade from popular culture? No doubt, the demands for a viable book, an impressive score, and a high entertainment quotient are important.
Hello again, Julia Roberts. You stole my boyfriend in 'Mystic Pizza', and that has made all the difference. It was scripted, of course. But I'm hoping you go, 'Oh, yeah. The blonde in the pool hall.' Come to dinner and you can call me a hustler -- of work.
Through the years, Ayckbourn, often called on these shores the British Neil Simon, has been of two minds about people's natures