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Spirited ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Dusts Off Broadway Scrapbook

19 May 2010 4:10 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – There are few plot archetypes that receive as much in the way of production funding as that which examines- and often heralds- the business of Broadway. From the trying personal life of Fanny Brice to the eruption of a chorus player on 42nd Street, musicals have often reveled to the avidity of their own founts.

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Bob Martin was never interested in championing the next Gypsy Rose. Instead, the Second City-trained actor turned his pen- and acidity- to the faults and fallacies of Broadway’s most vulnerable idiosyncrasy, its self-professed geekdom.

Jim Harms (Man In Chair), Adam Pelty (Adolpho) and Linda Balgord (the Drowsy Chaperone) star in “The Drowsy Chaperone” at The Marriott Theatre.

Photo credit: Peter Coombs

So goes the conceit of “The Drowsy Chaperone”, the 2006 Canadian import that is once a skewering excoriation and reflective celebration of its own musical form. The production, which garnered »

- Alissa Norby

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