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|"The Roar of the Greasepaint, The Smell of the Crowd" - is the book/premise still workable in these divisive times?|
|Last Edit: PlayWiz 03:44 pm EDT 03/14/17|
|Posted by: PlayWiz 03:42 pm EDT 03/14/17|
|I was just listening to this CD again today and enjoying it immensely. Was it written about the Labour v. Tory Parties? Perhaps it could be Democrat v. Republican? Certainly it was written to given the star/co-writer Anthony Newley a great vehicle. I've never seen a full production of this show, but the score is superb. I believe I've read the book is the weakest aspect of the show. But it seems to have a surrealistic feel to it, and today the kind of world we are living in certainly lends itself to surrealism and theater of the absurd. One can hear from the recording the struggle between Sir and Chappie. Does it still work in performance? Anthony Newley and Cyril Ritchard are so wonderful to listen to, and the score is chock full of standards.|
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