Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood Re-Imagines the Bard
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The last date listed for Ken Ludwig's Shakespeare in Hollywood was Friday April 26, 2013 / 8:00pm (Pre-Show Reception at 7:00pm).
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The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Now it's going on the road with members of the Broadway cast, a 23-piece orchestra and new interpretations of legendary songs from the original Porgy and Bess, like "Summertime," "It Ain't Necessarily So," and "I Got Plenty of Nothing." Porgy and Bess debuted in 1935 as a groundbreaking opera starring an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers performing the classical, jazz and folk music of George and Ira Gershwin. Now, the stirring tale of African-American life in South Carolina's fictional Catfish Row has been transformed into a modern musical by a powerhouse Broadway team: Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (Topdog/Underdog), and two-time Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray (Running Man). Learn More
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This is a well-designed old fashioned comedy, with plenty of good laughs from a) clever plot b) character stereotypes; c) one-liners; d) physical comedy. It helps it you know the plot of Midsummer Night's Dream, since part of the premise is Oberon and Puck suddenly appearing in the 20th century. And some lines come straight from Shakespeare. But the playwright deftly finds a way to explain most of them. There were several children in the audience who laughed out loud a lot. So there's plenty to please. Acting pretty good, for a college production; Four main characters very good, which is what matters. A little hard to hear, as they were not using mikes, as far as I could tell, and some dialogue was a bit rushed.
Quotes & Highlights
- April 26, 2013 at 7:00pm: There will be a pre-show reception celebrating the Catholic University of America Department of Drama's 75th anniversary, and featuring playwright Ken Ludwig in person.
Directed by Jay Brock
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City
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