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Sunday, March 26, 2006

The Show Will Go On... in Seattle!

Kudos to David Esbjornson, the new AD of Seattle Rep, for beating any other NY theatre to committing to Rachel Corrie. It may have to wait a year--March, 2007--but it is scheduled, announced, and has a date.

Meanwhile the Royal Court production opens on London's West End this Tuesday, March 28. Ben Brantley was sent to Toronto to review this disaster. Will he travel to London for the far more newsworthy story?

2 comments:

Philip Munger said...

Hurrah for the Seattle Rep! I was there during their first season in 1961 for King Lear. I'll be there for this play too, even though the trip will be about 3,200 miles farther.

John Branch said...

Regarding the question of whether the New York Times will send Ben Brantley to London to review the West End opening of My Name Is Rachel Corrie, I don't read the NYT's theater pages regularly enough to know, but it's my guess that Brantley goes over there only to see a group of shows, not one, and that the timing depends on schedules in New York as well as in London. We may have to look elsewhere for a review.