Friday, April 21, 2006

Let Roberts sing

Julia Roberts made her stage debut on Broadway in the play Three Days of Rain this week. According to the Reuters report, good reviews have been "in the minority". New York Times critic Ben Brantley, a self-confessed 'Juliaholic' said he was struck with nervousness on entering the theatre "as if a relative or a close friend were about to do something foolish in public". There's a cracking line in his review:

"Your heart goes out to her when she makes her entrance in the first act and freezes with the unyielding stiffness of an industrial lamppost, as if to move too much might invite falling."

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