The Assembled Parties is one of the few original plays to debut on Broadway this season -- and it's a winner. Opening in a grand Upper West Side apartment populated by assimilated Jews, it addresses searing issues of family, class and culture.
Since being established, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than $11 dollars for its beneficiaries, with 90 percent of every dollar donated to the fight discrimination, support LGBT youth, provide life-saving services and education.
Family dysfunction is always a rich source of drama. Just ask the Wyeths of Other Desert Cities. In this rich, Republican family, a Nancy-Reagan-like Polly (Stockard Channing) and actor-turned-ambassador Lyman (Stacy Keach) spar with their two liberal children.
The 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, which can only mean that the annual press meet-and-greet erupted -- or something like that -- not quite so early Wednesday morning.
I missed the original production of La Bete but dimly recall the reviews. I fear I'm repeating them when I say that this comedy in rhymed verse does an all-too effective job in creating a boor who outstays his welcome.