CBS This Morning, September 18th, 2015
The first two Republican debates had plenty of theater, but a play near Washington is bringing its own political intrigue. “The Fix” captures the absurd and sometimes seedier side of politics, at times hitting a little too close to home. Julianna Goldman reports from Arlington, Virginia. Click here to watch the special report.
These are the games, the tools and the tricks, of making brilliant theatre with a musical called The Fix. Signature Theatre is revolutionizing political corruption; they’re not accentuating the foul filth of America’s crooked political climate, they’re flaunting it and making it look devilishly delicious. With Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, and Music by Dana P. Rowe, this rarely produced musical sensation is a riveting and electrifying political scandal that has all the razzle dazzle of Broadway and all the unctuous sleaze of Washington DC. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, with Musical Direction by Jon Kalbfleisch, this zesty zinger will thoroughly stun you with a political pulse that is gloriously unpredictable and gut-wrenching dramatic flair that will steal your breath.
Productions photos by Margot Schulman and Chris Mueller.
Great interview today in DC Theatre Scene with director, Eric Schaeffer, who said, “What The Fix is, is what Chicago was in 1977. When it came out, people didn’t appreciate it as much as they needed to, and once it came back, the revival has played for 15 years,” he says. “I think that’s what’s going to happen with The Fix. People are going to wonder where this musical has been and this is giving it the chance it deserves as it’s a great piece of musical theater.”
Artistic director Eric Schaeffer will direct the musical, which made its U.S. debut at the Signature in 1998.
The Fix, which has a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, is the first production of Signature’s 2015-16 season.
They’re taking “whatever it takes” to heart at Signature Theatre. Here are just a few of the media releases to enjoy.