By Steven Suskin
Broadway Yearbook 2000-2001 is a correct and irreverent list of the theatrical yr. A shiny album of the 12 months at the nice White method, Broadway Yearbook provides readers front-row seats for the phenomenon of The manufacturers and the remainder of the season's hits and misses. Steven Suskin's acclaimed new theatre annual promises a colourful, candid, and considerate account of each exhibit to hit the forums: interesting musicals equivalent to the entire Monty and the revival of forty second road; exciting new performs like facts and the story of the Allergist's spouse; and engaging mess ups, together with Jane Eyre and the beleaguered Seussical. Broadway Yearbook tells us what the indicates have been truly like. it really is an interpretive checklist, that includes not just dates and names but additionally the tales in the back of the information. every one access is observed by way of credit and solid lists, scorecards summarizing total serious reception for every express, a precis of every show's monetary functionality, and copies of the illustrative software covers and name pages. Appendices offer a roundup of the season's significant awards, memorable performances of the 12 months, obituaries, future leaders, indicates nonetheless operating from previous seasons, scheduled indicates that by no means reached Broadway, and a accomplished index. Steven Suskin has supplied a special and distinctive list of the season's memorable moments and excessive issues (and low issues as well). Written from an insider's standpoint, the publication is a professional, interesting, provocative, and interesting. Broadway Yearbook brings the indicates of the 2000-2001 season again for an encore.
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But what can you do, other than continue to do what you do? Which in MTC’s case meant ﬁnishing the 1999 – 2000 subscription season with Charles Busch’s Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and David Auburn’s Proof, both of which would end the year as bona ﬁde Broadway hits (with investments speedily recouped). Proof was a typical MTC offering: a somewhat eccentric, one-set, fourcharacter character study examining ideas and relationships. But typical is perhaps an inaccurate description of David Auburn’s provocative and arresting drama.
Auburn won the evening, twelve minutes in; he had us with him, so long as he didn’t muck things up down the line. Auburn crafted a similar surprise at the end of the ﬁrst act. Robert’s former student Hal discovers an unknown proof hidden in the professor’s desk—a proof of world-shattering importance (in the sciences, at least). In a whirlwind of a three-way discussion with Hal and Claire (Robert’s other daughter), Catherine is maneuvered to reveal the truth of the Proof 49 proof: It is not something the mad professor painstakingly worked out in his brief moments of lucidity.
Dick Cheney — who like the ﬁctional Russell spent many years in elected ofﬁce, moved into the cabinet as secretary of state, and then spent several years in the private sector before receiving the vice presidential nomination on the 2000 Republican ticket — was at the time also ﬁfty-nine. Cheney, with his three heart attacks, looked the role; Gray looked too damn healthy. Mind you, it is unfair to blame Gray; he did what he was hired to do. ) This central casting problem was compounded 32 Broadway Yearbook, 2000–2001 by the hiring of Michael Learned, a “star” by virtue of her three Emmy Awards for The Waltons.