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
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…
Can 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
This 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