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Well.. that should be an interesting production. [Mar. 23rd, 2005|12:51 pm]
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Producers announced in February that they were still planning to bring the three-year-old London stage show, "Jerry Springer, The Opera" to America in early 2006, despite increasingly vituperative protests of religious groups. The show features "Jerry" mediating confessions in Hell between Satan, God, Jesus, Mary, and various Biblical characters, complete with a raucous audience periodically chanting "Jer-ree! Jer-ree!" Reportedly, 300 to several thousand curse words are in the script (depending on who counts), and the show's Jesus is a pudgy, diaper-wearing gay man who is apparently coprophilic (among the many alleged points of blasphemy). When the BBC televised a showing, it reported 50,000 complaints, with some physical threats directed to the station's staff and their families.

[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-03-23 11:36 am (UTC)

but I miss when theatre was a little more serious.

Not that I don't love our irreverent muppets, and chair throwign klansmen...

but remember Les Miserables and The Crucible?
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From: kiwioverture
2005-03-23 04:43 pm (UTC)
Theatre is becoming larger, and reaching a bigger audience. It's still very possible to see high theatre, but you don't have to now.

This is good for everyone. People who don't like Shakespeare don't have to see Shakespeare if they want to go to the theatre. Also, people then have no right to bitch about theatre being pretentious.

Variety and choice are good things.
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[User Picture]From: noblestride
2005-03-23 06:09 pm (UTC)
Ah oui...Les Miserable, c'est bon! I think I did that correctly. But yeah...I would much rather watch serious shows on Broadway...not Jerry Springer.
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