…play every possible part

It’s National Cat Day, crusaders, and you know what that means? I’m talking about “Cats,” the weirdest movie of the (closer than you think) holiday season that we’re all strangely looking forward to (you know you are). And if you don’t understand why, then you don’t know “Cats” (but you can learn about “Cats” here).

…Find a New Way of Living

The world lost a giant yesterday. You may not know Hal Prince by name, but odds are you’ve been touched by his work in some way. “Cabaret”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, “West Side Story”, “Candide”, “Company”, “Evita”, “Phantom of the Opera” — are just a few of the works he helped bring to life either…

…go into your (song and) dance

Happy National Dance Day, America! Today, as these united states bust a collective move (or give those who do a nod) I thought I’d take a moment to pay homage to the ultimate dynamic duo. There’s peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, and the song and dance. 

…Land On Your Feet

Today I’m going to do something I never thought I’d do — defend “Cats” (sort of). Just to be clear, that’s “Cats” as in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot, not cats as in felines. The felines can defend themselves. The first trailer was let…

…hope for the best

Now that the confetti (or a tragic lack of confetti, rather) has settled, the excitement eased, and we’re all returning to normal, I wanted to take a moment to address the Tony “drama.” No, I’m not talking about the “diva throw-down” featuring Audra McDonald and Laura Linney. …or this year’s winner for Best New Play….

…Leave the Light On

As we come down off of our theater high after a week of Tony nominees, it seems like a good idea to slowly work our way back into the harsh light of the usual day-to-day. I thought I’d ease the transition with one of my favorite theater traditions/superstitions/necessities — the ghost light. For those not…