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    Re: The Broadway/Theater Thread

    OK. I know I'm forgetting lots and lots of stuff. This is written plays, not performances. And I'm not quite sure about the order.


    1. The Visit by Friedrich Durenmatt
    2. The Yellow Boat by David Saar
    3. The Dinner Game (Le Diner de Cons) by Francis Weber
    4.Angels in America by Tony Kushner (who is very, very nice in person, btw)
    5. The Devil's Desciple and a lot of other stuff by George Bernard Shaw
    6.Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
    7. Two Brothers by Mikhail Lermontov
    8. Rumors or Barefoot in the Park or anything by Neil Simon
    9. Much ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
    10. This play I can't find by a French absurdist whose last name starts with "B," written in a made up language. I helped stage it in college and can't remember the name or the author It was hilarious.


    Honorable mention to Ray Cooney for Out of Order and the couple of excerpts of some other of his stuff that I have read



    I almost added Arsenic and Old Lace and/or 12 Angry Men but I've never read them and imagine it's not as good on paper as the films or on stage. Similarly with Moliere's Bourgeois Gentleman

    I also love Tennessee Williams, but I can't really admit to liking any specific play that much. More like that his plays are really moving and stay with you.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    The only two on that list that I've read-seen are among my very favorites (Angels in America and Rumors)
    Laughing Wild is probably my favorite script--Christopher Durang is hilarious to me. The Ionesco play is the best staging I've ever seen--they performed it like it was a black and white movie. All the set pieces, costumes, and makeup were done in various shades of black, white, and gray. Very cool.
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    Re: The Broadway/Theater Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post
    Laughing Wild is probably my favorite script--Christopher Durang is hilarious to me. The Ionesco play is the best staging I've ever seen--they performed it like it was a black and white movie. All the set pieces, costumes, and makeup were done in various shades of black, white, and gray. Very cool.
    I think Ionesco is hella cool but he's way too out there for me to be a favorite.

    I haven't read (or seen, I think) anything by Durang. I should!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post
    1. Jack, or the Submission/Ionesco
    2. Laughing Wild/Durang
    3. Angels in America/Kushner
    4. The Skin of Our Teeth/Wilder
    5. Raised in Captivity/Silver
    6. Rumors/Simon
    7. Deathrap/Levin
    8. Beyond Therapy/Durang
    9. The Heidi Chronicles/Wasserstein
    10. The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe/Wagner

    Least faves

    1. Greater Tuna
    2. Anything by Ibsen
    Deathtrap? Really?!?!? I thought that was a truly routine show.

    Of course, I love Ibsen, too.

    I also have always loved the songs from "Godspell."
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    4. Once Upon a Mattress (which is NOT the nelslus life story, contrary to popular opinion)
    You got that right, bucko. In the life story of BPDN, there sure as hell has been more than one upon THAT mattress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nelslus View Post
    Deathtrap? Really?!?!? I thought that was a truly routine show.

    Of course, I love Ibsen, too.

    I also have always loved the songs from "Godspell."
    I love anything by Ira Levin. If I were to make a list of Top 10 books, The Stepford Wives would be on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post
    I love anything by Ira Levin. If I were to make a list of Top 10 books, The Stepford Wives would be on it.
    There really IS a hell of a good movie that could be made from The Stepford Wives. Hasn't happened yet. (Mind you, we could come up with a HELL of a TAT cast for THAT one. With BPDN being the obvious choice for Paula Prentiss......Can't WAIT to see the fight over Tina Louise.....)
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    Re: The Broadway/Theater Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nelslus View Post
    You got that right, bucko. In the life story of BPDN, there sure as hell has been more than one upon THAT mattress.
    How many blow-up significant others DO you have?


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    Re: The Broadway/Theater Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JTContinental View Post

    Least faves

    1. Greater Tuna
    2. Anything by Ibsen
    You didn't like Greater Tuna? You must not have folks from Texas/the South/the Midwest.

    I felt like I was watching my crazy relatives from MO (who think they live in The South) all night, and was howling with laughter.

    I've also seen the 2nd one (can't remember the title), and Tuna Christmas.

    Did you see the original cast?

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    How many blow-up significant others DO you have?
    At least mine don't dump me, try as you might to deny this.

    Alternate message: And mmmm8 should prove to be perfect casting as Richard Benjamin Peter Masterson (WELL, Richard Benjamin makes more sense.....) in the TAT version of Stepford Wives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    You didn't like Greater Tuna? You must not have folks from Texas/the South/the Midwest.

    I felt like I was watching my crazy relatives from MO (who think they live in The South) all night, and was howling with laughter.

    I've also seen the 2nd one (can't remember the title), and Tuna Christmas.

    Did you see the original cast?
    The boyfriend's family is pure Dallas, but Greater Tuna still makes me pucker.

    I didn't see the original cast, but I have seen countless productions of it, most of them in crappy dinner theaters. It's THE play to take a group of children on an extracurricular excursion, apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotty View Post
    You didn't like Greater Tuna? You must not have folks from Texas/the South/the Midwest.

    I felt like I was watching my crazy relatives from MO (who think they live in The South) all night, and was howling with laughter.

    I've also seen the 2nd one (can't remember the title), and Tuna Christmas.

    Did you see the original cast?
    I'll ask what the hell is Greater Tuna, if dry and salmon aren't in the room right now.....and/or why the hell anyone especially someone who's gay would go to see something called Greater Tuna.....and, who the hell was IN the "original cast" for this show.....
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    Re: The Broadway/Theater Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nelslus View Post
    I'll ask what the hell is Greater Tuna, if dry and salmon aren't in the room right now.....and/or why the hell anyone especially someone who's gay would go to see something called Greater Tuna.....and, who the hell was IN the "original cast" for this show.....
    I second the query. And also, JT, "dinner theaterS?" More than one? Why????????????????


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    Quote Originally Posted by nelslus View Post
    I'll ask what the hell is Greater Tuna, if dry and salmon aren't in the room right now.....and/or why the hell anyone especially someone who's gay would go to see something called Greater Tuna.....and, who the hell was IN the "original cast" for this show.....
    http://www.greatertuna.com/

    Fun little show, where 2 actors played all the residents of the 'third-smallest town in Texas'. They were built rather like Abbot and Costello, playing men, women, children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm8 View Post
    I second the query. And also, JT, "dinner theaterS?" More than one? Why????????????????
    If you grew up in smalltown Minnesota, you'd take whatever "culture" you can get, even if it meant watching Greater Tuna at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater.
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