Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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The last date listed for Ricky Jay: A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance was Friday January 8, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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Catch the West Coast premiere of the Broadway smash starring Bette Midler as brassy Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers, whose clients included Cher, Brian De Palma, Gene Hackman, Steve McQueen, Nick Nolte, Burt Reynolds, Cybill Shepherd, Barbra Streisand and tons more. With this exclusive-price offer, you'll be among the first in L.A. to see the show The New York Times called "the most lusciously entertaining performance of the Broadway season." Written by Tony Award winner John Logan (Red) and directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Wicked), this solo performance marked Bette Midler's first appearance on Broadway in nearly 40 years. Learn More
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Featured review from JD Gordon
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Ricky Jay is, as we'd say in Boston, wicked awesome. I'd go so far as to say he's wicked pissa awesome. He may even be, like Bill Irwin, something of a national treasure: heir, curator and master practitioner of a multifaceted set of traditions and crafts--storytelling not least.
So how--and I'm continuing my rhetoric, so don't jump in-- how could he and David Mamet have missed the mark?
Well, instead of making this an autobiographical show about an extraordinary life and a passionate enthusiasm for all things showman stitched together with breathtaking, lyrical, personal magic it...wasn't.
Just enough great magic to point us in the vague direction of the brink. Just enough emotional connection and personal history to make us see the show this could have been. But like one of the Barnum-esque automatans Jay mentioned in his interesting histories, there was no soul beneath the skin.
Those who haven't seen this production should bide their time and use Ricky Jay YouTube clips as methadone for their Jay addiction. I wish I could tell you to see this show.
A Rogue's Gallery - An Evening of Conversation and Performance
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