What it is not, however, is a substantial play. At 80 minutes with no intermission, this two-couples-one-weird-evening show is shorter than an episode of Saturday Night Live, with which it shares a familiar sketch comedy sensibility. You can imagine the SNL writers-room pitch for a version of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, but with four of modern-day America’s most hilariously loathsome people. In the confident hands of writer and comedy maestro Steve Martin, the premise is polished to sparkling.
In Broadway’s new production of M. Butterfly, Clive Owen brings London stage chops and matinee idol polish to the play’s conflicted protagonist and semi-reliable narrator, Rene Gallimard, a French diplomat in love with a Chinese opera singer who turns out to be a spy. It is a role that accommodates varying levels of power and pathos — John Lithgow was Broadway’s first Gallimard in 1988; he was followed by Anthony Hopkins, Tony Randall and, in David Cronenberg’s 1993 film, Jeremy Irons.
Casting Elizabeth McGovern in an England-between-the-wars dramedy would appear to be Broadway ringing the dinner bell for bereft Downton Abbey devotees who are hoping to spend a couple more hours in the company of Lady Cora. Here, as on that BBC import, the actress plays a woman of means living in Yorkshire just as the Edwardian era slips into history.
Oh! I get it now. Tab Media, parent company of Babe (which ran the "worst date ever" piece as a #metoo cri de cœur) has as main investor Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The @TVAshleigh email makes more sense, too. Prolly takes author out of running for Trump's fake news awards, tho.
Oh! I get it now. Tab Media, parent company of http://Babe.net (which ran the "worst date ever" piece as a #metoo cri de cœur, but which instead damaged the movement) has as its main investor Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. So the @TVAshleigh exchange makes more sense, too.
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Selecting a term
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