Hollywood Diary

comedy · teatro de la o · Ages 18+ · world premiere · United States of America

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CHARLES ZIARKO certified reviewer June 28, 2017
No surprises here! Careless culling of long-ago scandal now officially Old News, senselessly set in 1964 (when Hedda H was actually 78, months from death, and Mary Astor was 2 decades younger), but played by two perky youngsters in glamorous couture clothes. Utterly immobile insult slugfest: two women walk in, sit down, and sling insults for exactly an hour. Simple smart set and costumes can't carry it that long. Genevieve Joy (ala Kristin Chenoweth) might make a zingy Zza Zza but overacts broadly as HH; Kat Brower gets more mileage out of making Ms Astor a cool customer, neither of them historically accurate anyway. ... full review
MORNA MURPHY MARTELL not born yesterday certified reviewer June 20, 2017
tagged as: Hollywood divas
By taking readings from the scandalous Mary Astor diary the play has some amusing segments for those who might remember George S., Kaufman as an unlikely satyr. Modern audience members might wonder what all the fuss was about.... full review