About The Goat, and includes specific articles on Albee and Pullman listed below.
NY Post , OUT ON A
LIMB By MICHAEL RIEDEL, 1/4/02
new play is about a man who falls in love with a goat. Sounds weird, I grant you, but
people who've read the script insist this is a major work that tackles themes of obsessive
love, forbidden desire and repressed sexuality.
"The Goat" will win the Tony and the Pulitzer.
Edward Albee 'All Over' Princeton
By CHRIS WENDELL
Though he describes playwriting as "a tough
racket" and discourages all but the most
dedicated of young people from entering the field, Edward Albee
has managed to become one of America's greatest living dramatists. At age seventy-three, he shows no signs
of slowing down. More
Edward Albee disappeared from
sight a few years ago, only to make a comeback with a vengeance. Within two years, three of his plays premiered in
New York, plus one revival, and two were introduced to London. His new play The Play
about the Baby,enjoyed a good run in New York, and two new ones opened: The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? and
The Occupant. Tiny
Alice, was revived off Broadway and London welcomed the U.K. premiere of two of his
one-acts, Finding the Sun and Marriage Play. More
by Meg Henson
8 - 14, 2002
Laughing in the
The education of
by Steven Leigh
this spot on Tribecas Greenwich Street, you can look out across the Hudson River to
New Jersey. At a quarter to 10 in the morning, there are few pedestrians about and not
much traffic either, and the new sun fails to blunt the cold stab of a brisk breeze. A
pair of chilled Dalmatians, tied to a bicycle rack outside a bookstore, await their owner.
Albee's 'Goat' is delicate balance
Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
YORK Ask Edward Albee no questions and he'll give you no lip.
tell me what you're going to ask me," the playwright suddenly snaps, interrupting a
guest at his vast Tribeca loft as she begins setting up a query." Surprise me
or I'll be able to rehearse my answers." More
March 8 - 14, 2002
in New York
Pullman on Broadway
Steven Leigh Morris
|A nip in the air
flushes the cheeks of the men hauling equipment through the outdoor atrium shared by three
Broadway theaters. Im led up a flight of creaky wooden steps into the warmth of a
hallway in one of them, the Golden. At the landing, turning back, I see Bill Pullman
bounding up the steps behind me, and we settle into his dressing room for an interview.
Photo by Meg Henson
Talk About Pullman, Play
By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Writer
NEW YORK - When Bill Pullman first read "The
Goat," he wasn't sure if the play by Edward Albee would work in front of an audience.
One thing was certain, though: It couldn't be ignored.
Since opening in early March, "The Goat"
has divided theatergoers and critics alike, but the production starring Pullman and
Mercedes Ruehl has got them talking, something a new Broadway play hasn't done in a long,
long time. More
excerpted from Play by Play by Patrick Pacheco 3/7/02 One Mo
Chance Before Their Opening Night
The talk of the town, however, is the new Edward Albee drama, "The Goat, or Who Is
Sylvia?" - much to the dismay of the playwright, who has said, "the less an
audience knows about a play the better." The drama, which opens Sunday, is now known
as that play about the man (Bill Pullman) who's in love with a goat - much to the dismay
of his wife (Mercedes Ruehl). At Saturday night's preview, waves of laughter rocked the
Golden. Whether that is Albee's intention, given the play's subtitle, "Notes Toward
the Definition of a Tragedy," is the source of much audience debate afterward.
"The great thing is that people are talking, arguing, actually being shocked about
something on Broadway," said Marc Beauvais, a Los Angeles- based graphic artist who
was at Saturday's performance. "When was the last time that happened?"
Member Injured at The Goat 3/06/02
A freak accident occurred at last nights
performance of Edward Albees The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, leaving one audience member
with six stitches. The woman, who was sitting in the front row of the John Golden Theatre,
was hit in the face by a shard of a pot that leading lady Mercedes Ruehl broke
In The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?, Ruehlwho plays
Stevie, a wife who discovers her husband has a dark secretthrows a pot to the floor
out of anger. According to a production spokesperson, the pots used in the play are
specially treated so that, while they do break, they are not supposed to shatter. After
the pot shattered, the show went on without interruption, although the audience member was
forced to go to the hospital, where she received six stitches. She is expected to fully
production spokesperson told Broadway.com that the prop people are working hard to insure
such accidents do not occur in the future. He also said production representatives have
been in touch with the woman and will reimburse her for any medical expenses she should
incur from the incident. She was upset she did not get to see the end of the show
because everyone wants to know what happens at the end of The Goat, he added.
She will be invited back to see [it] again as our guest.
The Goat or Who Is Sylvia? opens at the Golden
Theatre on Sunday.
Joy David, Broadway.com