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October 25, 2000 | LINDA WINER, NEWSDAY
"Proof" is a very nice play with a lovely cast, a breakaway performance by Mary-Louise Parker and an inoffensive way of making audiences feel smart. Is this enough to succeed in the commercial theater, where so many more ambitious plays have vanished without a Broadway blip? We may not be the best judge of that. We admit we were surprised when "Proof," the first major production by a promising newcomer named David Auburn, became a hot ticket at Manhattan Theatre Club last spring.
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September 11, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
It was evident from the moment Reg Rogers stepped onstage in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park this summer that he wasn't your typical Shakespearean actor. As the acid-tongued Lucio in the Bard's comedy, Rogers quipped, cast a wry eye and generally instigated a kind of gleeful mayhem, channeling what seemed to be both a wisecracking Dudley Moore and Johnny Depp as directed by Tim Burton. In both "Measure" and the alternating production "All's Well That Ends Well," in which Rogers played the equally ethically challenged Parolles, he had the audience at New York's Shakespeare in the Park in stitches with his dark, even nihilistic humor.
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September 11, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times
It was evident from the moment Reg Rogers stepped onstage in "Measure for Measure" in Central Park this summer that he wasn't your typical Shakespearean actor. As the acid-tongued Lucio in the Bard's comedy, Rogers quipped, cast a wry eye and generally instigated a kind of gleeful mayhem, channeling what seemed to be both a wisecracking Dudley Moore and Johnny Depp as directed by Tim Burton. In both "Measure" and the alternating production "All's Well That Ends Well," in which Rogers played the equally ethically challenged Parolles, he had the audience at New York's Shakespeare in the Park in stitches with his dark, even nihilistic humor.
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April 23, 2007 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
YOU'VE got to wonder: What would she be like without the Prozac? No one would admit to being anything like the selfabsorbed, openly obsessive-compulsive parent portrayed by Johanna Day in Lisa Loomer's "Distracted" -- onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through Sunday -- but everybody knows her. At least that's what Day always hears after the show.
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April 23, 2007 | Diane Haithman, Times Staff Writer
YOU'VE got to wonder: What would she be like without the Prozac? No one would admit to being anything like the selfabsorbed, openly obsessive-compulsive parent portrayed by Johanna Day in Lisa Loomer's "Distracted" -- onstage at the Mark Taper Forum through Sunday -- but everybody knows her. At least that's what Day always hears after the show.
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February 26, 1999 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
We didn't need the Esquire magazine Pamela Anderson "CLEAVAGE!" cover to remind us. So much in the global pop culture exists to mess up the heads of young women--in terms of body image and healthy, sane, humane sexual development, it's a wonder anyone comes through adolescence intact, ready for the world without being merely wary of it.
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March 27, 2007 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
PLEASE put down whatever else you might be doing. This review demands your undivided attention. If you're still defiantly checking your BlackBerry, you might want to consider squeezing into your schedule Lisa Loomer's new play, "Distracted," which had its world premiere Sunday at the Mark Taper Forum. The drama revolves around a mother (Rita Wilson) whose 9-year-old son, Jesse (Hudson Thames), has all the symptoms of attention deficit disorder (ADD).
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May 8, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY, TIMES THEATER WRITER
"The Producers," Mel Brooks' raucous glance at old-time Broadway, produced big-time in Broadway's Tony Award nominations, grabbing 15 nods, more than any other show in Tony history. The nominations were announced Monday at a ceremony at Sardi's restaurant in Manhattan. Brooks was honored for both his score and, with Thomas Meehan, his book.
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September 2, 2007 | Charles McNulty, Times Staff Writer
San Francisco Bill PULLMAN is looking especially hungry these days for that special fix of live performance. But this go-to Hollywood Everyman isn't just interested in treading the boards again -- he's also eager to stretch himself as a theater director and, if the occasion calls for it, even a pinch-hit writer.
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October 25, 2000 | LINDA WINER, NEWSDAY
"Proof" is a very nice play with a lovely cast, a breakaway performance by Mary-Louise Parker and an inoffensive way of making audiences feel smart. Is this enough to succeed in the commercial theater, where so many more ambitious plays have vanished without a Broadway blip? We may not be the best judge of that. We admit we were surprised when "Proof," the first major production by a promising newcomer named David Auburn, became a hot ticket at Manhattan Theatre Club last spring.
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