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New York Times raves about God of Carnage & The 39 Steps

New York Times

April 17, 2010

Revisiting ‘Carnage’ and ‘39 Steps’ in New Incarnations

By Ben Brantley

As that great cultural arbiter “American Idol” likes to remind us, there’s more than one way to sing a song. Two charming new quartets of performers have joined shows that might be regarded as Broadway equivalents of pop-chart toppers: “God of Carnage” and “Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps,” accessible comedies with nigh-irresistible hooks. And with these latest casts, interpretations that might have been merely dutiful or imitative have instead a sprightly freshness that makes you smile both at what’s familiar and what’s new.

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