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…try to explain

This Monday, music fans are, no doubt, recovering from last night’s top honors and incredible performances. And who am I to get in the way of continuing that celebration?

Last night’s festivities included a truly iconic moment featuring a truly iconic performer. As a tribute to Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber, Patti LuPone performed the song that made her famous, “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” from “Evita.”

Following this earth-shattering performance from one of the greatest divas of our time, it became (painfully) clear that some music fans did not fully understand the magnitude of what they had just witnessed. I’m not here to judge, we all have our own personal knowledge gaps, but you better believe I am going to fix this.

So, today’s Monday Motivation comes courtesy of the one, the only, the great Patti LuPone. Read the rest of this entry

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…take another look

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In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.”

In a world screaming for originality, the remake gets a bad wrap. And, to be fair, a lot of remakes deserve that wrap. I will not contest that the world is full of many pointless remakes that don’t have good enough answers to the one basic question you should have to answer before you embark on such a scheme—Why? Read the rest of this entry

…find magic to do

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Can you feel it? An extra spark of something in the air.

Can you hear it? The faint, distant hum of orchestral accompaniment.

Can you see it? The oncoming parade of jazz squares, jazz hands, and maybe a monologue or two.

It’s Tonys Week, crusaders!

Which if you’re as big of a theater dork as we are here at 2WC, is all the #MondayMotivation you need to get through to Friday, but just in case, here’s a bit more…

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…set the stage

tony_awardCan you fee the electricity in the air? Maybe you sense some extra pep (or jazz square) in your step? Have you had the urge to break forth in song or monologue? That, folks, is the Tonys buzz.

This morning, theater fans around the world held their collective breaths as the nominees were announced for the 2017 Tony Awards. Read the rest of this entry

…let your hair down

Ttn-500_unnamed-1his What to Watch Wednesday, we return to a time-honored (for the last three years) Holiday tradition—live-tweeting NBC’s live musical.

Tonight “Hairspray Live” will face its toughest critics—the anonymous voices of Twitter… Read the rest of this entry