By now you’ve probably all heard opinion upon opinion about NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” that aired on Thursday night. The snark fest began well before the telecast began and continues on.
So instead of adding to the deluge of obvious complaints about the production (it’s been firmly established that Carrie Underwood’s acting was less than stellar) we thought we’d start thinking ahead to next year’s holiday special. NBC, we have some thoughts. Read the rest of this entry
Every one loves a good story, and maybe even a bad story from time to time (for perspective).
We try our best to share stories worth hearing here at 2WC, and as we begin our 5th year we’ve shared a good number of them. Some of them have been personal, many have been current events, movies, television, theater, and the ever pervasive study.
In addition to the stories themselves, we share our two cents (four on Sundays) on them as well, but truth be told we can only fit so much of our opinion into a daily posts.
Welcome, to 2WC’s weekend of television. I realize that we spend a lot of time on movies here. Heck, Friday’s are exclusively dedicated to film, but we are equal opportunists here, and also lovers of the small screen as well.
And in this, what many are calling, a golden age of television, (scripted, I cannot emphasize this enough, I’m talking about the scripted shows) you’re just as likely (if not more) to find great storytelling on TV as on the silver screen. Read the rest of this entry
It’s Tony day! Today those of us who live beyond the Great White Way, get our annual preview of what may one day get a touring production that ventures in our general direction. We are talking to you “Newsies.”
As with all awards shows we have our opinions and favorites, based entirely on previous performances, the one show we actually saw (“Kinky Boots” in Chicago with Harvey Fierstein—yes he was sitting 2 rows in front of us), and having a good feeling about it.
So, take the following as you will, but regardless here are 2WC’s picks for the 4 big awards of the 2013 Tony Awards:
Stephanie- “Kinky Boots”
Zer- “Lucky Guy” – It’s Tom Hanks and Nora Ephron (post-mortem) – you can’t beat that.
Stephanie- “Lucky Guy”
Best Revival of a Musical:
Best Revival of a Play:
Zer- “Golden Boy”
Stephanie- “The Trip to Bountiful”
More on the Story: Complete List of Tony Nominees
…just for fun:
Tonight’s nominees for “Best Musical” -
Thank goodness it’s Friday, which usually would mean a movie review, but this Friday, I thought I’d take a bit of a detour and throw a theater review in the mix.
First, some insights: Any and all visitors to this site can tell 2WC has an affinity for film, but our first love is theater. Particularly musical theater, but for various reasons, we simply can’t see enough theater to populate this blog with it as much as we’d like. That, and as much as I love it, a part of me hates reviewing it.
Why? I’m completely and totally biased, even the most horrible of theatrical performances will still hold a special place in my heart. Perhaps it’s the immediacy, the intimacy, and the vulnerability of a live performance.
Seriously, a show would have to be overtly offensive, cruel, and physically abusive/harmful for me to hate it…that doesn’t mean I can’t see faults in a show.
So, you can probably see where this is headed—my review of the Broadway-bound tour of Jekyll & Hyde. It’s a show with a history (that involves David Hasselhoff, so take that as you will). Some love it, some hate it, and now it’s returning to the Great White Way.
Personally, it’s a show I’ve listened to for years and always wanted to see. Here’s what I thought: