1. On an episode of the TV show "Theatre Talk," Simon once dismissed Parks as a social climber for marrying a white man (I haven't seen it, and the video's not available online, but I've heard the report from a few sources).Just fyi.
2. The Book of Grace opens tonight, and it's pretty well-established etiquette to hold reviews, bad or good, until the morning after opening (or late on opening night at the earliest).
My own feeling is, while it's nice to have a critic around who will choose the arcane word "furibund" over the careworn "furious," I would argue that in Simon's case the tradeoff just isn't worth it.
UPDATE: Time Out's review is also up early.