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June 17, 2007

"If the blight comes through": Radio Golf on Broadway, for two weeks more

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Atlantic Yards Report

Despite its imperfections, Radio Golf is good theater, with a good dose of humor, some riveting theatrical moments and even an entertainingly prescient case for congestion pricing. It didn't win any Tonys, so, according to the official web site, it's closing July 1. (Discounts are available; $42.50 tickets are at BroadwayOffers.com; code RGNFP62.)

The discussion of blight--as well as that of stadiums and their economic value--is hardly exhaustive, since it's a play, not a tract (or blog).

Atlantic Yards supporters might take comfort in the strong hints of inevitability, despite moral outrage, with which the play ends. After all, Hicks asks his (now-former) partner if he thought a judge would let a "raggedy-ass house" get in the way of a multi-million dollar project. For those opposing the project, probably the most resonant line goes to Barlow, seen at right refusing money from Wilks: "Big boats turn slow, but they turn nonetheless."

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Posted by amy at June 17, 2007 9:53 AM