Saturday, October 25, 2014

First review is in

I'll take it.  Any review that starts out with WOW! I'll take.  It's from Stage Scene LA.    Am I allowed to thank a critic?  Oh hell, I'll do it anyway.  Thanks Steven Stanley.

25 comments:

Clyde King said...

WOW indeed! Sounds like a terrific job all around. Congratulations Ken.

Andrew Krigel said...

Outstanding!

pumpkinhead said...

Congratulations, sir. Sounds like you have conquered another medium.

Interesting, by the way, to see so many kudos to behind the scenes people. Never see that in TV show reviews.

cd1515 said...

congrats Ken, but it never ceases to amaze me... when someone gets a BAD review, the reviewer's an idiot.
when the review is good, it's embraced 100% by all involved, and never questioned.

DrBOP said...

cloth tits.....

.....nice! :+)

Matt said...

Great review.

What I liked best was the way he named the people responsible for the details. It is easy to name the writer, director and actors. But he also mentioned the stage manager, the lighting director and the person responsible for the quick costume changes. That just shows class.

Again, GREAT REVIEW.

If it comes to Seattle please post on your blog so I can go see it.

Tobias said...

Since Edward Hibbert represents Chuck Palahniuk and both are gay, do you think they have fooled around? Or maybe been at the same orgy at least?

emily said...

"...another winner!" Gotta love that.

Maybe one day we'll get that Robert Wagner/Natalie Wood one-liner...

In the meantime Ken, get that leg in a cast -- I think it's broken!

Congratulations.

Ernie said...

Congratulations on the play. Even without the review it still sounded good to me. On another note, I was wondering Ken if you might be willing to do a blog post on why you didn't like all the movies everyone else likes (Lincoln, The Descendents, The Dark Knight Rises). I think it would be very entertaining and informative.

Thomas Mossman said...

I know someone who didn't like The Descendants because he couldn't but the idea of George Clooney being cheated on in a relationship.

DBA said...

Ken, I already have my tickets but I noticed Falcon Theatre's website doesn't say: what's the run time?

Diane D. said...

Congratulations on the great review! Now, more than ever, I am DYING to see this play.

We're eager to hear more details and read more reviews.

Pamela Atherton said...

Congratulations! Wishing you many curtain calls!

Max Clarke said...

Terrific!

I'm happier for your little play than I've been for any tv show in a long time, but I have enormous respect for playwrights. Goes back to A Man For All Seasons and The Lion In Winter and Amadeus and Caine Mutiny.

And now you're a playwright!

Ken Levine said...

The play runs about 90 minutes plus intermission.

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mmryan314 said...

(: Good for you. I`'ve been trying to picture in my mind writing this play. I`m stuck in the first scene and can`t move on. So happy for you.

Johnny Walker said...

Congrats! A very positive review!

Frostoleum said...

Disagree. I thought "Gravity" was unwatchable ("Perfect Storm" in space except the Whalberg character lives). The reviwwrs thought it was great though.

Angry Gamer said...

Great review if a tad snippy (are all theater critics like that).
I mean... Really, do they always have to pick at something? It's enough to make a writer neurotic about "too many one liners".

And I don't at all like how the reviewer revealed a major part of the premise. I would have like for that to be a surprise... sigh.

Congratulations Ken I hope I get a chance to see it.

Angry at Reviewer

Dan Ball said...

Congratulations, Ken!

D. McEwan said...

A. yes, you can thank critics. One of the first things Dick Whittington taught me, back when I was still in high school, was "When you get a good review, send the critic a thank you note."

B. I don't believe I've ever before seen a stage review that mentioned the understudies unless the critic saw one of them act in the play. Nor the stage manager, nor the casting director. Craft Services is feeling pretty left out about now.

C. Congratulations. Well-deserved. Goddamn AT&T. (The AT&T lines all hit me particularly funny when I saw the play because I have, only two weeks ago, divorced AT&T in disgust, switching my phone and internet over to TWC.)

jbryant said...

Congrats! That lighting device toward the end sounds particularly inspired. Wish I still lived about a mile from the Falcon so I could see this. Unfortunately, I'm now about 1,800 miles away from it.

Sherman said...

when's it coming to Broadway??!!

RCP said...

Congratulations!