Feb. 8th, 2009

Is Drowsy Chaperone's creator a mere one-hit wonder? His new show Minsky's might tell him
February 08, 2009
Richard Ouzounian
Theatre Critic

LOS ANGELES–Bob Martin keeps looking up at the dark clouds that fill the skies on the opening day of his latest show, Minsky's, at the Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center.

It's not that he's worried about the rain. Far from it. He's more concerned if lightning is going to strike twice.

It was just over three years ago, in November of 2005, that The Drowsy Chaperone opened here and started its journey which led to Broadway, Tony Awards and overnight success.

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February 9, 2009
THEATER REVIEW | 'MINSKY'S'
What’s the Cure for Those Depression Blues? Hoofing in Your Scanties
By CHARLES ISHERWOOD

LOS ANGELES — If the battered but unbroken stimulus package Washington finally serves up does not turn the trick, perhaps the answer to the country’s economic woes could be something a lot simpler. Bring back burlesque!

In the nostalgia-steeped new musical “Minsky’s,” which had its world premiere here Sunday night at the Ahmanson Theater, dancing in your scanties while the world trembles is presented as noble service that might help keep a wounded country on its feet. Or better yet rolling in the aisles.

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