Sunday, May 06, 2007

Deuce: Opening Night Served

Deuce: Opening Night Served

This evening marks not only the Broadway opening for Terrence McNally's Deuce, but also the return of the legendary Angela Lansbury to a Great White Way stage after an absence of nearly a quarter century.

Making it even more of an event is that theatre great Marian Seldes stars opposite Lansbury. The limited run of Deuce is slated for performances through August 19 at the Music Box Theatre.

Directed by Michael Blakemore, Deuce is described as, "The story of two former doubles stars who reunite at a championship tennis match after many years...Deuce follows this duo as they remember past successes, rehash old rivalries and reveal astonishing secrets."

For the most part, the blogosphere buzz over the show has actually been more of a noisy racket -- reviews of the previews have been anything but positive. Whether or not the show has been adequately whipped into shape by Blakemore will soon be known as critics render their verdicts.

Having seen the show myself just last evening during its last preview, I'll be providing my own SOB Review along with a round-up of critics' reviews, sometime tomorrow.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
Deuce Tickets Now On Pre-Sale (January 10, 2007)
Polls Close (But Another Opens) (November 10, 2006)
Legendary Acting Ace Angela Lansbury To Star In Deuce (October 31, 2006)
Survey Says.... (October 23, 2006)

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3 Comments:

At 06 May, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

It's an entertaining play - nothing for the Pulitzer committe or the Tony voters - but fun. Even better, it's incredible to see Angela and Marian together.

 
At 06 May, 2007, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Sarah, Without tipping my hat too much before my own review, let me just state that I will most likely be writing an upcoming story on how with the advent of blogs and other new media, the preview as we currently know it may need to be rethought.

I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop during my performance, but considering the first one didn't come close to falling, those concerns based on earlier blog notices were unfounded.

Cheers!

 
At 06 May, 2007, Blogger SarahB said...

Amen, Brother SOB.

 

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