Apocalypse? D’oh! Scott Brown Reviews Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play

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Here’s a distressing question: Seventysomething years after the collapse of civilization, will we even remember "Who Let the Dogs Out?" Or, for that matter, Who Shot Mr. Burns? And will we blame them for what happened next? In Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play — a witty, wistful, walloping coda to our summer of gaseous blockbuster apocalypse — the question of what endures after the End is answered not by peering into the murky future, but by reading the tea leaves of recent popular culture and asking if today’s high-schlock nostalgia becomes tomorrow’s fundamental mythology, and perhaps even tomorrow’s fundamental morality. Playwright Anne Washburn — working in close collaboration with director Steve Cosson, composer Michael Friedman, and a tight-knit ensemble of Off Broadway mainstays (including Matthew Maher, Colleen Werthmann, and Quincy Tyler Bernstine) — draws from familiar conventions of dystopic-postapocalyptic fiction: A vague plague has wiped out modern civilization, and the
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2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Complete Winner List The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmys featured some wins from a handful of newcomers, as well as some repeat wins from previous years. As “Mad Men” took home the award for Best Drama Series and “Modern Family” took home the Emmy for Best Comedy Series, these shows aren’t the only ones who reaped some of the awards.

View the complete nominee and winner list below:

Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Dexter (Showtime)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Lost (ABC)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Blood (HBO)

Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Modern Family (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

The Office (NBC)

30 Rock (NBC)


The Pacific (HBO)

Return to Cranford (PBS)

Made for Television Movie

Endgame (PBS)

Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)

Moonshot (History)

The Special Relationship (HBO)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Michael C. Hall,
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