My review of Billy Mernit's novel Imagine Me and You is out in today's LA Times. Elsewhere—that is, on the SundayArts blog—you can check out, if so inclined, some of my thoughts on Manon Lescaut and other women who kick butt (or not).
I'm bummed to have been leaving the Dilettante a bit unattended lately, but my schedule has been on the hectic side. I did manage to see Paul Rudnick's The New Century and the revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses with Laura Linney over the weekend. More on the latter in a few days, after TONY's review has run; as for The New Century, it's very sweet and often very funny, even if it doesn't amount to very much in the end. The best thing was finally being able to see Linda Lavin on stage. No contest: Few have her sense of timing and delivery when it comes to zingers.
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