What do you get when you pit the arts and pop culture against each other?
This 90’s comedic play has been resurrected and will be playing in the Music Box Theater from September 23, 2010-February 13, 2011.
La Bete is about a dramatist, Elomire, who only loves the theater and Valere, a street clown who has a passion for…well, himself. The play gets complicated when the princess has tired of Elomire and pairs with Valere for her entertainment. The two rivals face off to decide which will survive: the arts or ego.
The sole purpose for this post is not to mention yet another play gracing the Broadway stage. Nay, my friends. This post is merely to advertise my sheer admiration for David Hyde Pierce.
You know DHP. Niles Crane on “Frasier” and Tony Award winner for Best Leading Actor in a Musical in the whodunnit? play Curtains. The wonderful, ever-talented, hilarious Pierce is playing Elomire and I can’t seem to think of a better actor for this role.
Playing alongside Pierce is Mark Rylance as Valere and Joanna Lumley as the princess. If you can make it the few months the play is open, please make sure you do attend. If not for the sake of laughing for my sake because chances are yours truly will not be able to make a performance night.
Simply tragic, I know.