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Broadway Review: Seminar

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Snape's on Broadway! Okay, but he's blond and has lost the long cape and the wand. But he's still a bitter teacher doing good in an awful sort of way that makes the people he is trying to help hate him.
At the John Golden Theatre, I saw a screening of Theresa Rebeck's Seminar on November 2nd.  I am still elated about how awesome the performance was.  Mate, I heart plays, and heart them extra if they are comedies.  Seminar is a perfect cake. Alan Rickman (Snape) plays Leonard, the once popular writer turned editor and private teacher; appears heartless and arrogant but isn't.  Hettienne Park is Izzy, the "I will sleep my way to the top" kind of writer we love to judge.  Lily Rabe is Kate, an angry rich girl whose writing is predictable and lacks depth. Then there is "the charming-name-dropping" Douglas, played by Jerry O'Connell, and the very sensitive Martin, played by Hamish Linklater.

It speaks my language, being an aspiring poet and all, …

Broadway Review: Man And Boy

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A few days before I left for Ghana, I saw Man And Boy. In my excitement about traveling I forgot to write a review. When I got back, my head was very full of Ghana and I was a bit depressed about missing an opportunity to see Billy Elliot and totally forgot all about the wonderful play I saw a few weeks earlier.  If you care to see this play, you must do so quickly.  November 27th would be its last day on Broadway.

On September 14th at the American Airlines Theatre, I watched Frank Langella rule the stage in Man and Boy. The setting is a basement apartment in Greenwich Village, NY, on a fall evening in 1934.  Langella was soo good, I forgot he was on a stage.  I felt genuine pity for his character Gregor Antonescu, the mastermind behind a Ponzi scheme that was about to put him in jail or perhaps not.  Gregor chose money over everything and he was about to pay a prize for it.

Man And Boy is a devastating play that reveals humanity in a man who seems a monster to his family and the worl…

Art Photography/Poetry Blog

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A real bee, that's what I have been in the past few hours. In the future, if I am unable to post for the day, do visit my Art blog. It's a semi portfolio of my photography and poetry. And do tell me what you think. Pretty please. As always, thank you for reading!

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Jane