25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee BROADWAY REVIEWS

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  • Opening Night:
    May 2, 2005
    Closing:
    January 20, 2008

    Theater: Circle in the Square / 235 West 50th Street, New York, NY, 10019

    Synopsis: 

    The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the offbeat musical creation of Tony award-winning composer and lyricist William Finn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Rebecca Feldman is directed by Tony Award-winner James Lapine. This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst -- tender and sardonic -- chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

    Six Misfits Test Wits on Bigger Platform

    Charles Isherwood

    May 3, 2005: In the long, exhausting reality show formerly known as life, which cannot be traversed with the aid of TiVo, there are peaks and there are valleys. Qualifying as traditional high points are weddings and children's birthdays, career triumphs, the day you bought those jeans that actually flatter. Adolescence, in its entirety, is generally considered prime valley material.

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