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Matt Groening maybe got too much credit early on for the genius of The Simpsons. It had less to do with his characters, mostly broad archetypes, and more to do with the writers’ room assembled by the late Sam Simon. In recent years, Groening has been relegated to a figurehead role in the show’s history. Which is a shame, because he did create that show—and Futurama, too—and he did create the very funny comic Life in Hell. It’s even more of a shame that his college classmate Lynda Barry never had her own Simpsons moment. Her work (like Ernie Pook’s Comeek, which ran for 30 years) isn’t unrecognized. But she has never gotten the type of success Groening enjoyed in the early ’90s, when it felt like his creation had infiltrated every corner of society. Maybe the topic will come up when Groening and Barry talk about their work and long friendship.
The classic backstage musical is full of the kind of spectacular song-and-dance routines that make people fall in love with Broadway in the first place. Those songs, including “We’re In The Money” and “I Only Have Eyes For You, must account for much of the show’s longevity. This touring production follows a 2001 revival, a 1980 Broadway run, and the original 1933 film. But there’s magic to go around in the story and the sets.
Jake is a four-year-old kid who enjoys dressing up as Disney princesses—Cinderella is his favorite—and other traditionally feminine pursuits. In the parlance of certain conservative Texas fathers, the “boy ain’t right.” But this is Manhattan, where the preferred phrase is “gender variant play,” where Jake’s parents’ most pressing concern is whether the precocious child’s transgender inclinations will affect his enrollment in an elite private kindergarten.
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