Showing posts from August, 2017

Theater diaries: Prince of Broadway, Government Inspector, and more

Government Inspector, photo @Carol Rossegg Over the past week for whatever reason I've seen 5 shows. Two were revisits ( The Great Comet , closing on September 3, and Groundhog Day ) and three were new to me: The Play that Goes Wrong , Government Inspector , and Prince of Broadway . Of all the shows by far the biggest highlight was Government Inspector . It's playing in the off-Broadway New World Stages theater. GO SEE IT BEFORE IT CLOSES ON AUGUST 20. Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's famous play had a synergy of great casting, direction, and production values. The whole evening had the audience in stitches. Gogol's satirical play has lost none of its bite and relevance -- the snobbery, ignorance, selfishness, and corruption of the public officials in the play could be transplanted to modern times without any adjustments.