Theater: Epic Proportions

By Larry Coen and David Crane

This epically unfunny Broadway comedy takes place on the desert set of a Hollywood extravaganza, as two brothers fight for the hand of a perky assistant director. Kristin Chenoweth, a Tony winner for last season's revival of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, is cute, if a bit overcooked, as the Kewpie-doll A.D. But the jokes are bad, the physical comedy repetitious, and the Hollywood satire 40 years outdated. Co-author Crane was one of the creators of Friends. If this is what TV people think Broadway needs, the theater is in more trouble than we imagined.

--By Richard Zoglin

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