Aisle Say


Subject: Aisle Say
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 14:26:19 -0400 (EDT)

Aisle Say
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Aisle Say is an electronic magazine of theater reviews and opinion.
Aisle Say is updated weekly.

Recent Contents:

New Features this Week

Los Angeles critic John J. Flynn reviews:

The long-awaited musical that took Toronto by storm --
now with further pre-Broadway refinements --
The West Coast company, and U.S, premiere, of
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow,
Music by Stephen Flaherty,
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens,
Book by Terrence McNally,
Directed by Frank Galati,
Musical Staging by Graciela Daniele,
at the Shubert Theatre, Century City

San Francisco critic Judy Richter reviews:

The pre-Broadway tryout of the newly conceived
stage adaptation of the Cole Porter musical film
High Society,
book by Arthur ("Nine"/"Phantom") Kopit
Directed by Christopher ("The King and I") Renshaw
Starring Melissa Errico, Daniel ("Steel Pier") McDonald,
and John ("Follies") McMartin,
at the Geary Theater


The hopes and dreams of five Harlem residents
in a new production of Pearl Cleague's
Blues for an Alabama Sky,
directed by Harry J. Elam Jr.
at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

New York critic David Spencer reviews:

Jayne Atkinson and Bruce Davison,
the new lead players in Paula Vogel's
tragi-comic look at the deceptively gentle side of abuse,
How I Learned to Drive,
directed by Mark Brokaw,
now in its new home at the Century Theatre

Washington D.C. critic Richard Gist reviews:

The area premiere of David Hare's
portrait of an ideologically doomed romance,
Directed by Joy Zinoman,
at the Studio Theatre

They say that staging it is like juggling razor blades...
The return, by popular demand,
-- ten years later --
of director John Going's production
of Michael Frayn's backstage farce
Noises Off,
at the Olney Theatre Center

The quirky little world premiere
about a pregnant, teenage urban recluse,
whose mother has surprises of her own...
by Issak Esmail Issak
directed by Elijah Dawson
starring Nancy Robinette and Pebble Kranz
at the Splitting Image Theatre Company

A highly imaginative musical
"for children of all ages,"
Book and Lyrics by Mac Wellman,
Music by Michael Roth
Directed by Tom Prewitt
Theatre of the First Amendment
at the George Mason University Theatre Space


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Wednesday, September 17, 1997
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