The Playgoer: The Journey's End Lament

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

The Journey's End Lament

Amusing self-deprecation--one might even say "trench humor"?--as reported in this weeks La Dolce Musto:

Well-accessorized theater types swarmed the annual Easter Bonnet Competition at the Minskoff—a witty revue that filled snazzy hats with cash for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The grand prize went to Journey's End, which gamely satirized its enormous unpopularity with audiences despite rave reviews. "How do you get people to see a straight play with straight actors?" lamented one of the revival's leads. "We have no TV stars, no razzle- dazzle . . . and no audience." This launched the cast into a medley of Four Seasons songs in which they called themselves Journey Boys and sang about the horrors of trying to peddle a WWI melodrama to tourists.

1 comment:

John Branch said...

Something I'd do if I had Bill Gates's money (but still had my job): buy 200 tickets to Journey's End and give two each to every person in my office.