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Even with a star studded cast, a creaky old play still creaks. At least that is my conclusion after seeing this New York production, with John Slattery as Hildy Johnson, John Goodman as Sheriff Hartman, Nathan Lane as Walter Burns and Holland Taylor as Mrs Grant. The play seemed very dated. Amusing, but not funny. The jokes were dated and corny. The actors tried too hard, with the exception of the above named stars who did show what a difference a really good actor can make. In spite of the cast, the production was no better than the one we saw at Shaw a few years ago, and it was certainly a lot more expensive!

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About cathyriggall

Theatre junkie, who thinks live theatre is the ultimate form of living on the edge. You never know what will happen when an actor steps on the stage.
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