That dogged terrier of an Arts Editor, Washington City Paper’s Jonathan Fischer, has let his fascination with the drama surrounding Deb Margolin’s wonderful play, IMAGINING MADOFF, lead him into unprecedented territory for his paper. They scoop the field on a season announcement by letting the world know that Theater J will indeed open the season with a revised version of MADOFF starring Rick Foucheux and “Mr. Chicago,” renown interpreter of all things more-than-middle-aged-and-Mamet, Mike Nussbaum. Here’s JF’s scoop from yesterday’s City Paper Blog, and then here’s his colleague
Ted Scheinman’s careful reading of the differences between last year’s MADOFF and this new version that will launch Theater J’s 2011-12 season (running August 31-September 25).
The amazing thing is that The New York Times picked up the City Paper piece and ran with it today in its Arts Beat section.
Deb does a great job of standing up for her show. But the beauty of the City Paper coverage is that the play does an even better job of standing up for itself. Very exciting.
Watch for the full season announcement next week!