Saturday, November 17, 2007

It Is Most Definitely Alive

From Andrew Nikiforuk's review of Devra Davis' The Secret History Of The War On Cancer in today's Globe:

[Davis] has smelled and felt cancer firsthand, having lost two parents and many friends, including the comic Andrea Martin, to the disease.

Richard Ouzounian reviews the new stage version of Young Frankenstein:

The original 1974 film worked because its visual style was a perfect match for those cheesy 1930s Universal horror films.

And the cast was superb. But except for Megan Mullally's brassily clueless fiancée Elizabeth, and Andrea Martin's dourly knowing housekeeper, Frau Blucher, the rest of the musical's personnel are limp imitations.