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  • steveac10: And so it goes. Interesting that the other major player (IATSE) is actually negotiating since they... 6:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: Right, and then SUMMER AND SMOKE with Nathan Gunn before tackling NIGHT OF THE IGUANA opposite... 5:42 PM
  • Krunoslav: I don’t think anyone has ever raised questions that she was born in 1929. She may have bent... 5:36 PM
  • tiger1: Is it now we are supposed to congratulate you on your impressive wit, Melot’s YB? 5:30 PM
  • La Cieca: “Beverly Sills sang Hanna at Philly’s Shubert Theater in 1947, when she was 18 years old; she... 5:13 PM
  • Clita del Toro: And Renee’s hands are not expressive like Callas’. She tries, and maybe in her... 5:11 PM
  • Krunoslav: Is Mothra under contract to Sony? 5:09 PM
  • Krunoslav: “I’ve always known that anybody who takes on Hanna Glawari is more or less bringing her... 4:58 PM
  • Melot's Younger Brother: A friend once asked If I knew what a tribute band was and explained that it was made... 4:51 PM
  • La Cieca: But in the novel the cause is much more prosaic and therefore more embarrassing: Lawson,... 4:37 PM

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miami_beach_thumbWhat a concept, or La Cieca should say what a concept! This is Regie at its finest and most boldly satirical, genius that makes Graham Vick look like two-day-old steak frites. For this production of Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, the director (unnamed, alas in the YouTube clip below) utilizes the cinematic convention of the flash-forward in a postmodern epoch-bending variation. What if, this staging asks, Manon were to survive her various torments and travails? What would her life be like at, say, age 60? And what if, instead of hanging around mosquito-ridden Louisiana, she invested in a condo in Miami Beach (circa 1975)?  Read more »