The Blue Room Essay

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Rich offers a mixed review of The Blue Room, praising the two lead actors, Nicole Kidman and Iain Glen, but finding the attendant hype surrounding movie star Kidman's presence in the play to overshadow the actual work.

If the theater is a temple, it's no surprise that the most popular faith on Broadway this holiday season is "The Blue Room," to which pilgrims flock from miles around to worship Nicole Kidman's tush.

But given the competing prurience on tap this year, anyone who sees "The Blue Room" must be baffled. It's no Starr report. You pay your money - even $35 balcony seats are scalped for hundreds - and all you get is 100 minutes of arch acting - class skits in which Ms. Kidman's backside (and only her backside) is visible undraped for about five seconds. The dim lighting hasn't been turned up a watt since the similar faux-nude...

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