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'An Officer and a Gentleman' writer hits back at critic
'An Officer and a Gentleman' writer hits back at critic

A scathing review of the new stage musical "An Officer and a Gentleman" has prompted the show's writer to hit back in an editorial that recently ran in the Australian press. Douglas Day Stewart co-wrote the book for the musical, which is based on his original screenplay for the 1982 movie starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger. "Officer" opened earlier this month at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia. The musical has received mixed reviews in the Aussie press, but one review in particular has stood out for its viciousness. Critic Deborah Jones in the Australian described the musical as a "bloodless facsimile" of the movie. "If there is a...

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