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Evil Dead Posters in Toronto

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Some of you have been wondering privately, "why hasn't Gil been abridging anything lately"? Some of you have been downright accusing me.

What I've been busy with is completing my first full-length non-musical play, "Time, et. al.", and I'd like to invite my faithful readers to come see a staged reading of it next month, where I'm thrilled to assume that you'll be just as crabby as you are in my blog comments, which is probably exactly what I deserve.

It's a 3-person science fiction play. Pretty typical: boy meets girl who's 85 years in the past, boy falls in love with girl, boy and girl defeat the odds, boy and girl learn that they weren't really all that compatible. I'd label it "Dramedy", but I think that's just a silly word.

  • When: Saturday, May 17th, 2PM
  • Where: The Kraine Theatre, 85 East 4th Street, off of 2nd avenue.
  • Starring: Mick Bleyer, Rachel Pincus and Josh Burstein
  • $6 to help us cover the Theatre rental and prepare for a future performance.
Hope you can join us. Use the form below to RSVP!

The full name of one of the people in your group:

Number Seats Reserved for your group:
E-mail Address:

He's not that adorable.

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I thought didhelikeit.com was pretty cute... You basically have little tiny cartoon Ben Brantleys showing shows and whether he liked...

disliked...

or was indifferent about a show.


Shame the real Brantley isn't anywhere near as adorable as this lil' guy!

Samuel Beckett presents Charlie Rose

Why I don't hate Disney...

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as much as I hate other large companies:
Drew was diagnosed with cancer last month. His chemotherapy kept him from using the Lion King tickets he had given to his girlfriend for Valentine's Day... A few days later, DHL showed up with up with all this free stuff and a nice personalized note...
Read Drew's note.

In other confusing news, [title of show] tickets go onsale today, and this piece of the playbill article saying so confused me:
An original cast recording was released on Ghostlight Records...
A Broadway recording of [title of show] is currently being planned.
I can't wait to finally have a copy of the show with all the Broadway orchestrations!.... for one piano!!!!

Neil Patrick Harris as Javert!

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Not sure how I missed this:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=EhXsJjVdj1E


I've been sick and I started a new job

But I still remember you.
"Houdini: An Original Musical." Danny Elfman... is doing the score; David Yazbek... is writing the lyrics; and ... Jack O’Brien is slated to direct "Houdini," which may open on Broadway in spring 2010.
Ah, Danny Elfman. Gotta love the poor man's John Williams.

A non-theatre friend saw the Sweeney movie with me and said, "I think they snuck some Danny Elfman music in there. Don't tell anyone. But I'm pretty sure."

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