‘Death Takes a Holiday’ Teaser

28 Jul

Having attended ‘Death Takes a Holiday’ last night, I am formulating some haiku for your pleasure. However, before I do that, I had to give a shout-out to Scott Brown, whose review of ‘Death Takes a Holiday’ in New York Magazine included this, which put me in serious danger of spitting coffee all over my keyboard:

“I admire Yeston’s commitment to large-canvas ambition in an age of general musical penury, but his lyrics are (forgive me) deadly. Duchess Lamberti (Rebecca Luker) on her late, lamented son, Roberto: “He sat at his window / Stared at the moon / Wrote in his diary / Played bassoon.” Really? “Played bassoon”? Not “ate a prune”? Or “Re-read Dune”? Because those options sound equally uneuphonious and just as vaguely silly.”


2 Responses to “‘Death Takes a Holiday’ Teaser”

  1. jason October 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    I think this post deserves a timely update. Malaria, anyone? http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/theater/rebecca-cancellation-sets-investors-lawyers-in-action.html?src=dayp

    • jason October 1, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      ugh wrong post.

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