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This week, the Broadway musical The Book of Mormon opened in London. Even before a single review had appeared, tickets were being resold at up to £350. The show has already earned millions for its creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who also gifted the world with South Park. It's enough to make you ask: "Crisis? What crisis?"
There's no mystery about the show's recession-busting success, in the Us and – one feels safe in predicting – here. It's simply a work of genius, so brilliantly conceived and executed that it makes astonishingly savage and sophisticated satire into joyous, hilarious, literally all-singing, all-dancing fun and glamour.
Remarkably, despite the fact that there's barely a moment's respite from robust engagement with issues generally guaranteed to provoke hysterical controversy, The »
- Deborah Orr
Exclusive: ICM Partners has just signed Tim Robbins, the actor-director who’ll next star with Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joely Richardson and Josh Gad in Thanks For Sharing (which Roadside Attractions releases September 20) as well as the untitled film based on the Elmore Leonard novel The Switch. He’s also set to return behind the camera directing Man Under. Robbins continues to be managed by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Robbins had been repped by UTA and this marks a return to ICM for him. The agency — which brokered his deals for such movies as Mystic River, Dead Man Walking and Cradle Will Rock – will not only handle him for acting and directing but also touring for his music. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
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