Show Business: Comediva

Off-Broadway's 41st Street Theater is about 25 ft. underground and is closer to Broadway than many so-called Broadway theaters. Hold on there, Ripley, don't go away. You should see the show that is currently playing there.

One woman—middle-aged, with a look that suggests the principal of a girls' day school—performs by herself for two hours. Her name is Anna Rus sell. Her show is called All by Myself, and the box office is selling tickets into August. She is a musical parodist and jokeratura who mocks every conceivable kind of composer, singer and singing...

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