Monday, October 08, 2007

Ready to "Rock 'n' Roll"

Tickets are now on sale of the New York production of Stoppard's "Rock 'n' Roll." Get 'em while you can.

In advance of opening night are a number of special events. You probably missed them, but the Plastic People of the Universe, the Czech rock band featured in "Rock 'n' Roll," performed at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater on Sept. 27.

The current issue of Vanity Fair has a lengthy piece by Stoppard on Syd Barrett as an inspiration for the play. alicublog comments on the article and also provides a review of the London production.

On October 26, Stoppard will discuss the topic "Can Art Change the World?" as part of the TimeTalks program.

Off-topic, Caryn James of the New York Times reviewed "Stoppard Goes Electric," that evening of TV plays, and was not particularly impressed.

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