BROADWAY: We Came, We Saw, We Sold Out!
Yes, the Reduced Shakespeare Company totally sold out – on Broadway, that is! The New Victory is not technically “Broadway”, but hey, the theatre is just off Broadway and on 42nd Street. Ok, so we weren’t literally “on” Broadway – well, Janet Jackson wasn’t literally “on” Oprah Winfrey…
Reduced History: The New Victory theatre was built in 1900 by Oscar Hammerstein as the Theatre Republic and through the years has hosted such fine talents as Lionel Barrymore, George Arliss, Tyrone Power, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and uh… the talented and scantily-clad Gypsy Rose Lee. The venue was resurrected as a family theatre in 1995 by The New 42nd Street project. A mere 15 years later, the Reduced Shakespeare Company arrive and with a sold-out two-week run prove there is no accounting for taste.
Read New Victory Interviews, “On the Spot” with: Reed, Austin, Matt