La Bete the play
opens tonight on Broadway
and it's a big reason
I'm excited about the fall theatre season.
The story takes place in 17th-century France
with a cast headed by British thesp Mark Rylance.
Also, there's Tony winner for Curtains David Hyde Pierce,
an actor I'll admit I love something fierce.
Plus Joanna Lumley from TV's Ab Fab,
sets and costumes that look anything but drab.
The dialogue is written in rhyming verse,
which could be a blessing or a curse.
In 1991, playwright David Hirson didn't fare so well
as Frank Rich thought La Bete was less than swell.
With the play returning to the Great White Way anew,
here's hoping for a better reception for cast and crew.
Matthew Warchus of the hilarious Norman Conquests is directing
and his skill may help keep audiences connecting.
But whatever the critics say, one thing to remember:
I'll be in my seat at the Music Box come this November!