How Do You Move a 'Full Monty'?

09/01/1998 at 12:00 AM EDT

The creative decision to shift the story backdrop of the upcoming Broadway musical version of the hit movie "The Full Monty" -- about out-of-work guys who strip to make money -- from Sheffield, England, to Buffalo, New York, isn't sitting well with the Congressman from that area. "Your current treatment of our city is both incorrect and irresponsible," Rep. Jack Quinn (R) wrote to the show's author, Terrence McNally, reports Reuters. Quinn asked McNally to think up a fictional town rather than create "undue harm to the psyche of a city on the rebound." This isn't the first time poor Buffalo has taken its knocks on the Great White Way. As the character from Buffalo, recalling his troubled childhood, said in the classic "A Chorus Line": "I thought about killing myself, but in Buffalo that's redundant."

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