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In the theatre, people want to be surprised - but by things they expect.
In New York people don't go to the theatre - they go to see hits.
The New York audience, the night I went, gave the play a standing ovation. A cynical friend maintains that Broadway audiences always do this to justify to themselves the mountainous cost of the evening out.
The theater is a gross art, built in sweeps and over-emphasis. Its second name is compromise.
You can tell how bad a musical is by how many times the chorus yells, 'Hooray.'
If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.
My favorite stage performance is the show I'm in at the moment. It's like being in love - you can't remember being in love with anybody else.
I don't go to see sad plays. There are enough sad endings in life without buying a ticket to one.
We should return to the Greeks, play in the open air: the drama dies of stalls and boxes and evening dress, and people who come to digest their dinner.
One begins with two people on a stage, and one of them had better say something pretty damn quick.
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