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THEATRE REVIEW: Neil Simon’s ‘The Prisoner of Second Avenue’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Neil Simon’s 1971 play “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” is set against the economic slump of its day so given current circumstances the Old Vic’s West End revival would appear timely. Instead, it feels merely … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: Josh Hartnett in ‘Rain Man’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In a reversal of the usual path of play to movie, the hit West End production of “Rain Man,” with an adaptation by Dan Gordon, has Hollywood star Josh Hartnett in the film’s Tom Cruise … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Alex Kingston has taken a demotion from the doctor’s role she played on “ER” and has a change of uniform, but she’s still very much in charge of things as the domineering Nurse Ratched in … Continue reading

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TV REVIEW: ‘Not Only But Always’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – In a season of musical and comedy movie biographies, this look at the lives of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore is by far the most disappointing. It was surely a bridge too far for the … Continue reading

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THEATRE REVIEW: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

By Ray Bennett LONDON – Behind the glass of her all-seeing booth, Nurse Ratched’s honeyed voice whispers a single word into the public address system: “Medication.” It sends a chill down the spine as the insidious power of Ken Kesey’s … Continue reading

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