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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Spacey on Reality TV Casting

The Hollywood star, who is the artistic director at London's Old Vic, said the series of Saturday-night talent shows featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber, which began with How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? in 2006, were "crossing the line" and "unfair".

"I felt that was essentially a 13-week promotion for a musical - where's our 13-week programme?" Spacey said in an interview with the BBC.

-Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director of the Old Vic, among other things.

A hopeless cause, perhaps. But good for him. Wish our AD's would make similar statements. Then again--Spacey's point is the BBC is state-owned!

Michael Billington give him a "hear-hear"--here.

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