The Something-Nothing, a New Play About a Love Triangle
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Amanda Mauer
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This is a tonally confused play, and I understand why after reading the playwright's bio. It was originally written as a one-act, nearly award-winning - and the first act was indeed very funny, even with a few too many literary allusions.
And then there was the second act. Not funny. Pretty depressing, actually. The characters who once looked quirky began to look shallow and nasty. It was a strange turn. Those three stars are for the first act, and the good acting (which managed to keep from one act to the next).
Sometimes a one-act is just a one-act.
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“Fielding Edlow’s The Something-Nothing is a hilarious, biting, highly original look at a 20-something love triangle in pre-9/11 New York City. For comedy laced with a bit of snake venom, _The Something-Nothing _can’t be beat.” —stagescenela.com
From Fielding Edlow, the writer of the one-woman show Coke Free- J.A.P., is a new play about a destructive love triangle between a raging people-pleaser, Mr. sensitive ponytail man and a bossy drunk lesbian. Set in the West Village, these completely lost 27 year-old narcissists are enshrouded in a web of e-mails, poetic diatribes and gallons of Jim Beam.