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June 3, 1990 | BARBARA ISENBERG
It hardly seems an obvious match. "Speed-the-Plow" is David Mamet's gritty take on the movie business--a rough, tough show that in 1988 threw Madonna on a Broadway stage with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver. And who did David Emmes, South Coast Repertory's producing artistic director, choose to direct this week's Southern California premiere? Mary B. Robinson. Mary B. Robinson?
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June 3, 1990 | BARBARA ISENBERG
It hardly seems an obvious match. "Speed-the-Plow" is David Mamet's gritty take on the movie business--a rough, tough show that in 1988 threw Madonna on a Broadway stage with Joe Mantegna and Ron Silver. And who did David Emmes, South Coast Repertory's producing artistic director, choose to direct this week's Southern California premiere? Mary B. Robinson. Mary B. Robinson?
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June 7, 1988 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
"This is rather unexpected," said Andrew Lloyd Webber, accepting "Phantom of the Opera's" award for best musical on Sunday night's Tony broadcast. It certainly was, considering that "Into the Woods" had just received awards for having the Broadway season's best score (by Stephen Sondheim) and best book (by James Lapine). The reasoning seemed to be: Yeah, but "Phantom" is a better show . Fudge. However, as colleague Robert Hilburn might say, it's only rock 'n' roll.
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