Rich and Famous: A.C.T. Presents John Guare's Surreal Musical Comedy
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The last date listed for Rich and Famous was Sunday February 8, 2009 / 2:00pm.
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When the mysterious and sultry Vanda walks into playwright Thomas Novachek's office, he thinks the search for the perfect lead in his latest production might finally be over. But her audition quickly turns into a seductive and erotic power play that'll make you wonder who's really running the show. Among the most acclaimed -- and most provocative -- new plays in recent Broadway history, David Ives' Venus in Fur blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and love and sex. Learn More
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Featured review from Vmedia
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A very disappointing production-- I expected more from the team that created URINETOWN on Broadway..
The 1st scene looks promising - the story opens with a good song..
but the on going joke with the story soon falls flat -- and the 90 minutes
seems long and drawn out.. even with a one act - people were walking out after 30 minutes into the production,,
- Great set and some good songs - but not enuf to recommend this
production - Vmedia Berkeley
Quotes & Highlights
- "A bitingly funny satire by one of our theater's most inventive playwrights."<em> --The New York Times</em>
- "As pure comedy, <em>Rich and Famous</em> is like a funhouse maze." <em>--Newsweek</em>
<p>Playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, Bing slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go. From the ingenious mind of John Guare, who brought Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves to the American stage, Rich and Famous springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous songs scribed by Guare himself.</p> <p>John Rando (A.C.T.'s Urinetown, The Musical and Broadway's The Wedding Singer) directs this newly revised, delicious dark comedy in its first major revival since its 1976 New York debut. Brooks Ashmanskas, who was nominated for a 2007 Tony Award for Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me and has appeared in The Producers and Gypsy, takes on the role of Bing, starring alongside Mary Birdsong (Reno 911! on Comedy Central, Hairspray on Broadway), Stephen DeRosa (Hairspray and Into the Woods on Broadway), and A.C.T. core acting company member Gregory Wallace ('Tis Pity She's a Whore and The Government Inspector).</p>