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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Soprano Actor's Theatre Venture Whacked?

Thus just in on NYTimes.com Metro section blog:

The police bomb squad is investigating the explosion of a pipe bomb at 1:10 a.m. outside a four-story building in Chelsea that houses a nonprofit theater studio founded by Michael Imperioli, the “Sopranos” star, officials said today. No one was injured....The ground floor of the building [257 West 29th Street] is occupied by Studio Dante, a theater space run by Mr. Imperioli and his wife, Victoria
Given the lack of human tragedy here, can I safely say this is the most explosive drama yet to emerge from Studio Dante?

To think of how over the years theatres from MTC and New York Theatre Workshop have feared getting bombed over controversial work...this is what it takes?

1 comment:

Mike said...

"Given the lack of human tragedy here, can I safely say this is the most explosive drama yet to emerge from Studio Dante?"

...Are you really going to compare a pipe bomb explosion, and the lack of a body count, to the state of this relatively new theater's theatrical success?

It's unfortunate how misinformed you are, for if you were to simply look at the new works that have been supported and emerged out of this Actor's Studio-of-the-21st-Century establishment, not to mention the amount AND quality of actors, of both the stage and screen, that support Studio Dante with their talent, you would understand how vital and successful it already is.

I would challenge you to keep your eyes open a bit more, and keep watching Studio Dante - this event will not overshadow the work that they've done or will do.