President Johnson (Jack Willis) dictates a letter to the parents of a soldier lost in the fighting in Vietnam. Photo by Jenny Graham.

President Johnson (Jack Willis) dictates a letter to the parents of a soldier lost in the fighting in Vietnam. Photo by Jenny Graham.

This time it’s from Variety, which quotes “All the Way” and “Great Society” playwright Robert Schenkkan saying, “Part of the positive aspect of developing a new play at OSF was it was off the beaten path. Before you couldn’t get anyone to come out, if you thought you had something good. Now you can’t keep people away.”

I assume he means they couldn’t get critics to come out from the east coast. OSF hasn’t had much trouble getting audiences out for its plays in a long while.

Also today, the New York Times weighed in on OSF’s half-baked musical “Family Album.” Like just about everyone, the Times found the music to be interesting and the book, terrible.

“‘Family Album’ eventually becomes a show whose story you just want to tune out, the better to groove on the smart, tangy, entrancing songs,” critic Charles Isherwood wrote.

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