Tony winning playwright Joe Di Pietro has adapted Garson Kanin's last play (a flop) to serve as opera star Renee Fleming's stage debut. She does just fine, and Di Pietro and director Katherine Marshall have permeated this new version with lots of musical snippets for Fleming, as well as Douglas Sills her director husband. Not having seen the original, I don't know if this simile in which the middle aged diva retorts to her philandering husband's complaint about spending too much money on clothes as follows:
Your public stares at the back of your head.
Mine drinks all this in, like a fine burgundy
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