Daily News from New York, New York on July 27, 1991 · 13
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Daily News from New York, New York · 13

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Saturday, July 27, 1991
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DAILY NEWS ENTERTAINMENTC 13 zn 3 EXTRA Saturday, July 27, 1991 'Another Vou'? Hon about 'nattier script? By HARRY HAUN Daily News Staff Writer ANOTHER YOU. Richard Pryor. Gene Wilder. Directed by Maurice Phillips. Area theaters. Time: 98 mm. Rated R. irpHE TWO STARS FOR 'ANOTH-1 1 er You" are for the two stars of U "Another You" Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, a proven comedy team hard-pressed here with a script locked on zero. The premise pairs pathological liar Wilder with professional con-man Pryor (ducking jail with community service namely, conveniently, shepherding j Wilder back into soci- ety). Unfortunately, REVI EW Ziggy Steinberg's script conspires to keep Wilder dishonest even to the implausible extreme of making him the innocent centerpiece of a larger scam. Wilder and Pryor pull the plot along like Volga boatmen, achieving their best 3 .o .,,. Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor moments individually (Pryor brazening out a jazz-sax solo, Wilder yodehng). Mercedes Ruehl and Vanessa Williams are, by turns, funny and fun. Most of the movie's energy is Wilder's; Pryor looks unwell and moves in lunges. Switching directors in mid-film from Peter Bogdanovich to Maurice Phillips hasn't made this fourth team outing any less bumpy a ride. From this point, it looks as if there wont be "Another You" or, better yet, there shouldn't be. 'Lucia' saves conductor from mad scene By BERT WECHSLER EXCEPT FOR A RADIANT PER-formance from his soprano, conductor Vincent La Selva did not have an easy Wednesday evening. His New York Grand Opera presented Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" on Central Park's Summerstage, an edi- fice festooned with essH commercials. There REVIEW was trouble with the light generator, his scene shifters were lethargic, his baritone couldn't count, and his tenor was having an off night But there was the soprano. Christina Andreou sang Lucia She was a bit obsessed with correctness in her first act double aria, but after that she sang like a dream. She is a true coloratura with high notes to burn, and scales of a crystalline purity. It was a grand old-fashioned Mad Scene: flow ing hair, falling flowers, two faints and a precise duet with the flute. Alas, Enrico di Giuseppe, as Edgardo, appeared with hoarseness and a bleat His usual free, easy high notes were not with him; still, it was good to watch a stage-smart actor. Having missed his entrance in his first aria, and having had a hell of a time then finding his place, raw-voiced Enzo Bordim learned his lesson and sang all of Enrico's music staring at La Selva who handed him every note. When they could concentrate on Donizetti, in Andreou and di Giuseppe's scenes, La Selva and the orchestra did wonders. And the chorus sang valiantly. Wednesday at 7:30, it's "Carmen." The disasters should be minimized, so I'd go out to Summerstage if I were you. 2 1 m mm mm inn - mm i mm mm - mm mm w mm - I r KUNHATTAN I I0EWSAST0R PLAZA 44TM STREET WEST OF BROADWAY 8698340 12:40. 3.5-30.8. 10 JO CINFPtfK OOEON CHELSEA CINEMAS 23RD ST BET. 7TH 4 8TH AVE. 69 1 4744 12:30. 2:4$. 5. 7 IS. 30, 1145 CITY CINEMAS CINEPLEY OOEON CINEMA 2 OLYMPIA CINEMAS 3RD AVENUE AT 60TM STREET SROAOWAf ANO I07TM ST. 7530774 8658128 12:15. 2:25.4:35. &4S. 8:55. 11 1. 3:10. 5:20. 7 45. 1015 CITY CINEMAS CREATIVE ENT. MURRAY HIU NEW COLISEUM THEATRE 3RD AVENUE AT 34TH STREET BROADWAY A 181ST STREET 685 7652 7401545 12. 2: 10. 420. 6:30. 8:45, 11. 1:30. 4. 630. 930. 1 130 10EWS VILLAGE THEATRE VII NOVA TWIN CINEMA 3RD AVENUE AT 11TM STREET BROADWAY BtTWtENlAlTilt 982 0400 148TH STS 862 5728 ' ' 12. 1240. 210. 3:10. 4:25. SJO. 12.215;4dai50.t95jl90 6:40. 7 50, 8 50. 1CH0. 11 10 , ("wokx f ALLERTON TRIPLEX 5472444 BAY PLAZA 10 CO-OP CITY 320 3020 NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS CONCOURSE PLAZA MULTIPLEX 588 8800 CREATIVE ENT. DALE TWIN 884 5300 CREATIVE ENT I38IH ST CINEMAS 5853262 CREATIVE ENT PALACE QUAD 829 3900 LOEWS PARADISE QUAD 367 1288 NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS WHITESTONE MULTIPLEX 409 9030 j QUCEHS I UNITEO ARTISTS ASTORIA SIXPLEX LONG ISLAM) CITY .726 1279 CINEPLEY OOEON CINEMA 5 , FRESH MEADOWS 3579100 COLONY TWIN JACKSON HEIGHTS 4786777 UNITED ARTISTS CONTINENTAL TWIN FOREST HIU.S 544 1020 UNITED ARTISTS QUARTET FLUSHING 359 6777 1 BROONim I ' ;, t in ;i CINEPLEI. OOEON CINEPLEY. OOEON CINEPLEI OOEON CINEMA SERVICES RIDGfWOOO fIVEPUX KENMORE QUAD KINGSWAY FIVEPLEX METROPOLITAN CINEMA OCEANA SIXPLEX 821 5993 284-5700 645 8588 858 8500 4J 4333 nfll 0M SiTIWJ " IALSO IN NASSAU SUFFOLK WtSTCM STEB I r. ....,.. n ,-, c , r c I . V THE NEWLY FORMED American Theatre in Harlem will open its first season with Ossie Davis' "Purlie Victorious" Aug. 17-18 at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 W. 138th St The show will then perform the rest of its run, through Sept 8, at the Oberia Dempsey Center on W. 128th St The cast will include Clarence Berry, Veronica Welch, Erika McKoy and Billy Ray Tyson. The theater was founded last year by executive director Joseph L. Persons and artistic director Hal DeWindt who has directed world tours of "West Side Story" and "A Raisin in the Sun." Other plays in the forthcoming season will include "A View From the Bridge," "Dream Girls" and "Dream on Monkey Mountain." Tickets, $12. For reservations, call (212) 281-5938. For group rates, call (212) 978-4099. Wayman Wong GREGORY PECK IS THE NEXT movie star who will be honored by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, next year. The tribute, set for Avery Fisher Hall on April 13, will include clips from his numerous films. Patricia O'Haire 2k Jt$ fe&l v JJ(5)ira. TnXI! -i-' :1l ?i''r ! pfMAIIHATTJUlT- CINEPLEI OOEON ZIEGFEIO 6TH AVE A 54TM STREET 765-7600 U2JO.S.7JO.IO mOEWS NEW YORK TWIN 2N0 AVENUE 1 66TH STREET 744-7339 1:15.3-35.55. US. 10J0 HOEWSMTHSTREITSII BROADWAY A 84TH STREET 877 3600 li20. 2:30. 4.-40, 6:50, Oi, 1 1 JO CINEPLEK OOEON CHELSEA CINEMAS 23RO ST BET. 7TH m oTH AVE 691-4744 1. 115. SJO. 745. 10, 12 15AM UNITEO ARTISTS LMOVIELANO 8TH STSEET 8TH ST 8 UNIVERSITY PUtt 477-6600 20,4,40,7:15,940. 12AM fBttiri luEEIC I fwiSTCIIESTLTl UNITEO ARTISTS INTERBORO QUAD 792-2100 I moon I CINEPLEI OOf ON ALPINE SEVENPLIX 748-4200 UNITED ARTISTS MOVIES AT SHEEPSHEAO BAY 615-1700 PULZATWIN 6360170 I STATE N ISULMCT) UNITEO ARTISTS MOVIES AT STATE N ISLAND TRAVIS 983-9600 UNITEO ARTISTS BAYSIDE QUAD BAVStOE 225-7711 fPSTEW CENTER TWIN SUNNYStOC 74-1050 UNITED ABTTSTS CROSSBAY II 020NE PARK 641 S330 CINEPLEI OOf ON FRESH MEADOWS CINEMAS 454800 UNITED ARTISTS MIDWAY QUAD FOREST HHXS 261-8572 , UNITEO ARTISTS MOVIEWORLO SEVENPUX OOUGLASTON 423 7200 NORTH SHORE TOWER CINEMA floral mum 229-7702 NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS ALL WESTCHESTER SAW MILL MULTIPLEX HAWTHORNE 747-233 REACH CINEMA QUAB PtlkSKIU. 737-6262 IESSER BEDfORO PLAYHOUSE TWIN BEDFORD WUX 234-7300 UNITED ARTISTS BRONKVILLE TRIPLEX BRONAVIUC 961-4030 IESSFR CINEMA 100 GREENBURGM 9464680 UNITED ARTISTS MAMARONECK PLAYHOUSE (AAAtAftONtCft 698 2200 UNITEO ARTISTS MOVIES AT JEFFERSON VALLEY 245-0220 NlSSAUj LESSER BELLMORE CINEMA BEIXMORE 783-7200 CINEPLEK OOEON FANTASY CINEMAS ROCKVILLE CENTRE 764-8000 FRANKLIN QUAD FRANKLIN SQUARE 775-3257 CINEPLEI OOEON CLEN COVE CINEMAS NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS GREEN ACRES CINEMAS VALLEY STREAM 561-2100 GG HERRICKS NEW HYDE PARK 747 0555 UNITEO ARTISTS MOVIES AT SUNRISE MALL MASSAPEOUA 795-2244 lESSER PARK AVENUE LONG BEACH 432-0S76 LOfWS ROOSEVELT FIELD EIGHTPLEX GARDEN CITY 741-4007 CINEPLEX OOEON SOUNDVIEW CINEMAS FORT WASHINGTON 9443900 UNITEO ARTISTS SYOSSET TRIPLEX SYOSSET 921-5810 UNITEO ARTISTS THE MEADOWBROOR EAST MEADOW 735-7552 I SUFFOLK UNITED ARTISTS BABYLON TRIPLEX BABYLON 669-02 OO NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS BROOKHAVEN MULTIPLEX MEOFORO 289 8900 NATIONAL AMUSEMENTS COMMACK MULTIPLEX COMMACK 462-6951 UNITEO ARTISTS EASTHAMPTON CINEMA CASTHAMPTON 324 0448 CINFPlE OOf ON MATTITUCK CINEMAS MATTITUCK 298-4400 UNITTO ARTISTS MOVIES AT CORAM CORAM 736 6200 UNITED ARTISTS MOVIES AT PATCN0GUE1J PATCHOfcUC 36J-2100 LESSER PORT 1EFFERS0N TWIN PORT ISHtHiON 28-6555 CINEPLEY OOEON CINE PLEI OOEON MALL SMITH HAVEN SHORE QUAO LAKE GROVE 724 9550 MONIINGI0N 421 5200 R0CHAII8 ) CENTRAL PEARL RIVER 735-2530 I camitcricuTl CROWN CINEMA DAN8URV 748 2923 UPSTATE Y. 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