Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Philanthropist

Image from the roundabout theatre website
Earlier this evening, we saw the revival of the British play called THE PHILANTHROPIST. Starring two-time Tony Award® winner Matthew Broderick, the play is set at an elite British university, and is about nice-guy professor Philip (Broderick), who ponders everything from marriage and anagrams to the meaning of life. In refusing to succumb to his colleagues' excessively critical ways, Philip winds up destroying his own credibility in the twisted world of academia...and in the bedroom! The play has some funny moments, but this is not my cup of tea. The only thing that kept me awake was the recorded music played between scenes. The Philanthropist plays the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues.

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