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By Steven Suskin

Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001 is a proper and irreverent checklist of the theatrical 12 months. A vibrant album of the yr at the nice White manner, Broadway Yearbook supplies readers front-row seats for the phenomenon of The manufacturers and the remainder of the season's hits and misses. Steven Suskin's acclaimed new theatre annual provides a colourful, candid, and considerate account of each exhibit to hit the forums: fascinating musicals akin to the complete Monty and the revival of forty second highway; interesting new performs like evidence and the story of the Allergist's spouse; and interesting mess ups, together with Jane Eyre and the beleaguered Seussical. Broadway Yearbook tells us what the exhibits have been really like. it really is an interpretive list, that includes not just dates and names but in addition the tales in the back of the facts. every one access is followed via credit and solid lists, scorecards summarizing total serious reception for every express, a precis of every show's monetary functionality, and copies of the illustrative application covers and identify pages. Appendices offer a roundup of the season's significant awards, memorable performances of the yr, obituaries, future leaders, exhibits nonetheless working from previous seasons, scheduled exhibits that by no means reached Broadway, and a finished index. Steven Suskin has supplied a distinct and precise list of the season's memorable moments and excessive issues (and low issues as well). Written from an insider's point of view, the booklet is an expert, fascinating, provocative, and exciting. Broadway Yearbook brings the exhibits of the 2000-2001 season again for an encore.

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Simon’s producer for his early hits had been a character named Saint-Subber. ) When Simon realized that money was being skimmed, he turned to a fellow he played tennis with, the respected (and honest) general manager named Emanuel Azenberg. Simon thereafter financed and controlled the shows; Azenberg, initially with his then-partner Eugene V. Wolsk, managed the plays and received full producer billing. ) Once Williams and Miller and Albee stopped writing hits, they had difficulty finding Broadway productions.

The immense success of Barefoot and Simon’s next play, The Odd Cou­ ple, turned the ex-TV writer into a one-man industry. Through good times and bad, there was always a new Simon comedy in the works — and for many years they were all golden, even the plays that weren’t so hot. ”) But comic geniuses don’t seem to want to be merely funny; they must bring life’s meaning to their art. ) Simon started exploring the dark side in 1970 with The Gingerbread Lady, a comedy-drama about a reformed alcoholic teetering on the brink of relapse.

All in all, seventeen hits and fourteen failures. ) I can’t think of any post–World War II American playwright who has had fourteen Broadway failures, for the simple reason that I can’t think of anyone other than Simon who has had fourteen plays produced on Broadway. Folks like Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller and Edward Albee had somewhat similar career curves, with their early hits followed by strings of failure. This resulted in an increasing inability for these acknowledged masters to get their later work mounted on Broadway.

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