Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Stanford White, continued

Shortly after I wrote that post about Stanford White, the famous architect who met a scandalous end, I discovered there's a show playing right now that depicts the famous love triangle a little bit more in depth than Ragtime does.

My Sweetheart's the Man in the Moon is at the 14th Street Y through July 10. The NYT review says the people behind this production certainly did their homework, but "its respectable tone" -- which the writer compares to PBS's "Masterpiece Theater" -- "seems to miss the point." He says there aren't enough whiffs of the scandalous stuff, which made the story so notorious in the first place, to have the story strike the right vibe.

And while I'm on the topic, here's a list of some buildings in the city (past and present) designed by McKim, Mead and White:

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