By Robert Simonson
04 Sep 2003
No theatre has been named for the 2004 engagement, which would come during the Broadway season's most highly trafficked time. Foster said a U.S. tour would begin in March 2004, with Broadway as its end.
Among Polunin's many visual feats are one in which he boards a train and then becomes the train, with smoke billowing out of his top hat. In another, he gets stuck in a web of unspun cotton and clambers over the seats in the auditorium, taking the web with him, until it envelopes much of the audience. In the show's most talked-about scene, he tears a letter into pieces, the bits turn into snow flakes, the flakes become a blizzard and gradually the entire auditorium becomes a raging, whirling, blinding storm that engulfs the audience knee-deep in snow.