Theater: Simonized

LITTLE ME Book by Neil Simon

Music by Cy Coleman

Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

Choreography by Peter Gennaro

Who lives on the wrong side of the tracks after the tracks are torn up? Neil Simon has reworked and revived his 1962 musicomedy farce, complete with Cy Coleman's winningly melodic score, but he cannot restore its sociological geography. His brassy heroine, the evocatively named Belle Poitrine (Mary Gordon Murray), a non-lady who is a bona fide tramp, wants to acquire culture, fame, wealth and social acceptance. In 1982, culture is a two-syllable word that has disappeared from most vocabularies, and a bona fide tramp...

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