Although lots of people seem intent on making a big tsimmis (as TempTatt's grandmother would have put it) out of Eddie Murphy's Bill Cosby impersonation Saturday night as Murphy received this year's Mark Twain Prize during a ceremony at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, those who were there were hardly offended.
ALTHOUGH based on Sal Paolantonio's definitive biography, Frank Rizzo: The Last Big Man in Big City America, Theatre Exile's "Rizzo" is not a by-the-numbers recreation. Director Joe Canuso said there is little mention of Rizzo's early, pre-police-force, years. And author Bruce Graham has created scenes and dialogue for the story's sake.
Chuck Darrow reports on the Philadelphia-area theater scene every Friday in his Daily News column, Theaterdelphia.