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Wendy Wassertein's 'Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings' / Terrence McNally's 'The Last Mile' (Broadway Theatre Archive)
Wendy Wassertein's 'Kiss Kiss Dahlings' / Terrence McNally's 'The Last Mile'
Broadway Theatre Archive
Actors: Nancy Marchand, Cynthia Nixon, Blythe Danner, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters
Directors: Paul Bogart, Gerald Gutierrez
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2002     0hr 28min

Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings is Wendy Wasserstein's humorous love letter to the theater, starring Tony Award-winner Blythe Danner and 4-time Emmy-winner Nancy Marchand (Lou Grant, The Sopranos) together with Cynthia Nixon (Sex and...  more »

     
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Actors: Nancy Marchand, Cynthia Nixon, Blythe Danner, Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters
Directors: Paul Bogart, Gerald Gutierrez
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Insight Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Original Release Date: 10/09/1992
Theatrical Release Date: 10/09/1992
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 0hr 28min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Kisses to Bernadette
Bill | Seattle, Washington United States | 07/21/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This show was broadcast in 1992 for the 20th anniversary of "Great Performances."

Hard to believe, but the DVD contains two plays, each only about 15 minutes long. With this much brevity, it won't surprise you to hear that neither play outstays its welcome.

The first, "Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings," is divided into three short acts. The three actresses (Blythe Danner, Cynthia Nixon and Nancy Marchand) play three generations of stage actresses in three different time periods. This is a love letter to the theater from the late Wendy Wasserstein, and light fare.

The second is about a nervous opera soprano about to make her debut at the Met in "Tosca." Written by Terrence McNally, this is the better piece. It stars the incandescent Bernadette Peters, who is astonishingly vulnerable at times.

Opera fans will get a couple of big laughs from the inside jokes McNally weaves in, but even non-opera folks can enjoy it. A relatively restrained Nathan Lane, a relatively unrestrained Paul Sorvino and a very funny Bill Irwin also register in their roles.

All that said, I'm not sure it's worth buying the DVD for only 30 minutes of drama. Perhaps rent it first and then determine if it's something you'll want to view again and again."