Press Releases Archive for December, 2007

Is He Dead?

It’s ironic that the two most entertaining new shows on Broadway this year so far are a musical based on a failed movie from 1980 and a straight comedy written in 1898. Both Xanadu and Is He Dead? are original productions. And both are layered with a sense of irony, kitsch, and simply, undeniable theatrical…

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“That’s the joke of Prune, that we just pretend to be a restaurant. But we’re actually an institute for living. We hide behind the fried eggs, and we hide behind the marrow bones, but really what we’re doing here is trying to change the whole goddamn world, one lamb chop at a time. It’s slow going, but I think we’re getting there.”
~ Gabrielle Hamilton

“I’m into pleasure rebellion,” she says, lighting a cigarette. “I’ve shared all my misery and tragedy but in my personal life I’m a cheerleader, an optimist. That aspect of myself is not shared. Once you are free from trauma, you are going to luxuriate in pleasure and happiness – personal pleasure. A divine gluttony, I should say.”
Lydia Lunch