(Ben Brantley’s article appeared in The New York Times, 3/13; via Pam Green.)

The things a girl has to endure to get ahead in show business. The humiliation, the rejection, the objectification, the manhandling and — worst of all — the being treated as if you didn’t even exist. It’s enough to make even the sunniest chorine feel burned out by the end of a working night.

If you don’t believe me, ask one of those jaded ladies from Berlin who are currently plying their trade on Broadway: Sally Bowles and her sister in showbiz suffering, Hedwig. They know the score so well they can sing it in their sleep (or on their backs, anyway). While you may think you’ve heard quite enough of what they have to say, you might want to take another listen.


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