So Long Boulder City

Theater, Comedy
3 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars

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In a solo show cowritten with director Jordan Black, L.A. comedian Jimmy Fowlie imagines a longer version of the dreadful-looking one-woman showcase performed by Emma Stone’s character in La La Land. Studded with details mined from the film, the show is an amusing portrait of basic-girl enthusiasm and self-delusion; with auburn hair and an ingratiating double-row smile (and chest hair poking out from her blouse), Mia projects a can-do attitude that does not appear to accurately reflect what she is actually capable of. Because her egocentrism is harmless, however, she remains likeable as the show—let's call it Me Me Miafollows her through a number of terrible accents and several supremely ill-conceived costume changes. As both satire and character study, it's pretty slender stuff. It may not get any blood from its Stone, but it seems to have fun poking.

45 Bleecker (Off Broadway). By Jimmy Fowlie and Jordan Black. Directed by Black. With Fowlie. Running time: 1hr 10mins. No intermission. 

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