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"I'm not convinced that 'Chekhov on Ice' was a good idea."
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"Tell me, sir. Is it good or bad?"
Another Disappointing Party at the Playbill Mansion
Unbroken Eye Contact: The Musical
"Our life is sort of like a bad play, only somehow we've managed to get good reviews."
'I did enjoy it, but I would prefer it without the singing.'
"Of course it's depressing. It's supposed to be depressing. It's a tragedy."
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"Ma, I just wanted you to know that the kid whose mouth you washed out with soap dozens of times was today referred to by the New York Times as a 'profanely eloquent' playwright!"
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"Well, his Major-General was pretty bad..."
"What do the know!"
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"The Squire theater is just two blocks down, right on the corner. the show thee, 'Whispers of Danger' is a standard mystery, with a lackluster second act. Mis Laporte, however, gives the most lyrical and sensitive performance of her career."
The Director at Intermission
'I see the critics say I need a new partner.'
"This is an intervention. It's clear that you've resumed your habit of reading the reviews."
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"How do you respond to those critics who say you're no talk, and all action?"
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"And then when I got up on stage everyone clapped their hands."
The Mousetrap 'I reviewed it as "Thoroughly unpleasant".'
The Barber of Tulsa, a regional opera that closed opening night.
'The theater better put on good shows this fall, because we're having a bumper tomato crop.'
"The leading man was highly strung - or should be..."
'Is there an audience in the house?'
'This play even gives failures a bad name!'
'The evening was enjoyable until the curtain went up...'
'Just one criticism of you review of last night's opening play - you omitted to mention that the theatre burnt down while you were supposed to be there!'
'It's true that the audience was applauding but that was to keep themselves awake!'