Monday, September 17, 2007

1st Quadrant 9/24 '07

The Approval Matrix: Week of September 24, 2007

The Marc Jacob's Show

Lauren Goldstein Crowe relates on, “Fortunately, I was having pre-show drinks with Harriet Quick of British Vogue... Harriet had some connections back stage and was getting up to the second texts from backstage on the progress of the show. "The Clothes Are Arriving!" came at 10:00. The show was due to start at 9:00. I decided Marc's lateness was evidence of some sort of insecurity. "Look who is willing to stick around until 11pm for a 9pm show!," he must think. (Anna, Andre, just about everyone...)”

The New York Times reported about the show, “Cool, in the sense of a Marc Jacobs show, is like acupuncture. A mysterious electrical network regulates the system; manipulate one point and you trigger a remote response. The brain may be involved, but no one can tell you quite how. And, although it is possible to diagram the energy vectors (music to fashion to art to pornography) it would be impossible to dissect them under the knife.”

The and the Times' links have photos and videos from the show.
(Photo courtesy of

"The Brave One"

Plot Outline: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.(IMDb)

Andrew Sarris of the New York Observer says, “The Brave One has opened the fall movie season with a bang, indeed with a lot of bang, bang, bangs. Don’t miss it;” however, Peter Sobczynski of says, “Forget about comparing this film to “Death Wish,” as many already have–this isn’t good enough to deserve comparison to “Death Wish 4: The Crackdown.”

Terrence Howard on Jodi Foster

"She's Marlene Dietrich, Glenn Close, she's Marlon Brando, all of them combined," Howard said. "Fifty years from now, the people who can say they worked with Jodie Foster and have that on their resume, I can see my grandkids looking at it and saying, `You worked with Jodie Foster?' and them being amazed, like I marched with Martin. That's what it was like for me."
(Yahoo! News)

"King Lear" Tickets

The New York Times reports that…"tickets for “Lear” and “The Seagull” are pretty much unobtainable, at least by those who shun black markets and blackmail.”

Here is an eBay auction for the September 22, 2:00 PM show. The price is: US $750.00

The Trevor Nunn-directed production of Shakespeare's “King Lear,” starring Ian McKellen, made its U.S. premiere at The Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 6, and will run through the 30th.

37 Arts Bankruptcy?

The New York Post reported that 37 Arts, a state-of-the-art off-Broadway theater owned and operated by two of Broadway's top producers is riddled with debt and faces possible foreclosure and bankruptcy.
The theater was supposed to revolutionize off-Broadway when it opened to much fanfare in 2005. It was built by Jeffrey Seller and Kevin McCollum, the whiz kids behind "Rent" and "Avenue Q," and last season's $10 million dud, "High Fidelity."

According to documents obtained by The Post, the producers, along with their partner, Alan Schuster, have been hit with potentially crippling liens totaling nearly $20 million. The Builders Group, the general contractor that built the theater, claims it alone is owed almost $13 million, the documents show.
But a source deeply involved in the dispute says that's just the beginning. At least two creditors, the source says, have started foreclosure proceedings against the theater.

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