Friday, March 7, 2008

Hold the Butterworth

Jonathan Cake and Emily Mortimer in Parlour Song.

Is this a sign that I'm becoming a discerning theatergoer or a cranky old broad? Although I enjoyed reading the New York Times review of Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song, I don't think Ben Brantley and I saw the same show, whereas Bloomberg News' notorious John Simon summed up my thoughts exactly. (It's the snippet below his Cat on a Hot Tin Roof review.)

What I did take away from the evening is that the only thing yummier than Jonathan Cake prancing around the stage shirtless is Jonathan Cake playing Scrabble shirtless.

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