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Tony Awards spotlight: Stephanie J. Block brings down the house in FALSETTOS

Christopher Kelly ( There are a handful of take-your-breath-away numbers in the new revival of the musical “Falsettos,” …but none quite so impressive as “I’m Breaking Down,” a comic wail of despair sung by Stephanie J. Block. Playing Trina, whose husband Marvin has just left her for a man with the curious name of Whizzer, Block manages to draw out both the comedy and anguish of this woman’s unusual plight — sung all the while she’s ostensibly making dinner. (‘Let me turn on the gas / I saw them in the den / with Marvin grabbing Whizzer’s ass.’) Block sends the show to such dizzying heights that it takes the audience a few minutes to recover. Read more

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