The Donkey Show (musical)
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The Donkey Show Musical
The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night's Disco is a theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The production, created in a disco-era style, was written by Diane Paulus and her husband Randy Weiner and the members of Project 400, Emily Hellstrom, Jordin Ruderman, Rachel Murdy and Anna Wilson. It first appeared Off-Broadway, opening August 18, 1999. The show subsequently ran for six years including venues in England, Scotland, France and Spain. After a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival the Donkey Show came to London for an 8-month run in Londons West End (Hanover Grand). The London show was produced by David Babani and Graham Kentsley. Rob Goodmonson (NYC) played the part of the DJ in the UK production. In 2009, the show was revived by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for which Paulus is Artistic Director. The club/theater space used in Cambridge is called OBERON, after the king of the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The show ran in that space until September 2019.
- ^ Internet Off-Broadway Database
- ^  London Theatre Archive, Review by Darren Dalglish, 18th April 2001
- ^ Megan Tench, "Disco inferno", The Boston Globe, August 23, 2009
- ^ Corydon Ireland, "'The Donkey Show' kicks off a first season for Diane Paulus", Harvard Gazette, September 1, 2009
- ^ Adam Hetrick, "Paulus Launches Her Inaugural A.R.T. Season with The Donkey Show Aug. 21", www.playbill.com, 21 Aug 2009
- ^ Meredith Goldstein, "'The Donkey Show' Lowers the Mirror Ball", www.bostonglobe.com, 22 Aug 2019