Second of 3 Fringe posts

I promised only three of these. Here's #2.

The website for my 2008 FringeNYC Play, time, et. al.: a cautionary tale of love and time travel, is now up and running. You can find it at It has a production blog (with RSS feed) that we'll be updating as we start rehearsals this Sunday, so for those of you who don't care about my little play won't have to hear about it anymore.

I'll post about it once more here, and that's on July 27th (when tickets go onsale).

So I'm going to throw this out to the public: RENT ABRIDGED. Act two. What sorely needs to be made fun of? (Don't mention Act 1 things. I'm done with that).


Well, I think the really cheesy "Coming back to life after the male romantic lead screamed her name" needs to be mocked, especially the "I jumped over the moon...a leap of...MOOO!"Definitely a few jabs at Seasons of Love for becoming one of those songs that, when you hear it for the umpteenth time, you just want to punch some one."Contact" and the fact that at least 2/3rds of the audience will go home and ask on every Rent message board available to explain to them what it means and why Angel is orgasming as he dies.Uh...that's about all I can think of right now. Oh, also the seemingly "Getting a job makes me a sell out!" message we get from Mark during What You Own.
Sorry, I just thought of another one: The fact that the song it took Roger a year to write (Your Eyes) sounds like a rejected boyband ballad.
Mark and Roger yelling at each other in the third person in "Goodbye, Love?"
or the fact that one song glory is actually a more meaningful and well-written song than "your eyes"
The code? A-N-G-E-L.Happy New Year (knocking down the table)Just in case you haven't heard enough of Seasons of Love...Seasons of Love B!Playing musical chairs during "Without You."
eeep I'm so excited!at Angel's funeral, when Maureen (or Mimi? can't remember) says the thing about making a dress out of a tablecloth...etc.Alexi Darling. just because.the whole "I'm a lesbian and you should accept me!" song.
I'd say a scorecard of who's with who in the second act. Because Mimi, Roger, Benny, Maureen and Joanne break up and make up so often, it's hard to keep track sometimes.
well, my favorite thing about act 2, is when they sing "this family tree's got deep roots" and toast to friendship.but wait, haven't a good portion of the cast only known each other for A WEEK?!?!?!yes, the deepest of roots. the kind that set in seven days.
Here's some stuff:The phone call in Act 2. That lovable recurring motif of everyone singing something different at the same time, so you have NO IDEA what anyone's singing!"No Day But Today" let's bring back the character that died!That black woman in Seasons of Love. Always stuntcasted just for that one solo.
CONTACTA bunch of people under a sheet, pretending to have sex.WHOA!Personally, my least favorite part of the show.


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