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2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Associated Press NEW YORK -- From "Bounce" to "Road Show" -- the Stephen Sondheim- John Weidman musical has got a new name and now an opening date: Nov. 18 at the Public Theater. The show still tells the story of the Mizner brothers, Wilson and Addison, two men in search of the American dream. They will be played by Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani. Alma Cuervo will play their mother. Preview performances begin Oct. 28. "Road Show" will be the first new Sondheim musical done...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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