…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…

…feel the magic in the air

Today’s the day crusaders. The songs have been sung, the dances danced, the nominated musicals counted down and we are just hours away from the start of the 2019 Tony Awards … and game 6 of the Stanley Cup … Don’t worry, procedures have been put in place. In past years we’ve done a few…

…know what’s gonna happen

I’m just going to come clean. I’ve never seen the movie. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve seen clips. I’ve heard Dustin Hoffman is great in it, but I have never seen “Tootsie,” except on stage. With it’s Broadway makeover, “Tootsie” has transformed Broadway’s favorite kind of show, a show about Broadway. Yes, this time around…

…love thy neighbor

Today’s best new musical nominee is “The Prom,” a show too fun and optimistic (not to mention history-making) to ignore and all the #MondayMotivation you’ll ever need. The premise of “The Prom” is simple enough, a group of Broadway actors whose show has just flopped is looking for a cause to repair their images. Enter,…

…live the life you like

As the most-watched, musical theater miniseries of the season, “Fosse/Verdon” comes to a close this evening, I wanted to take a moment to revisit the absolute joy that this journey has been. If nothing else (and there is plenty else) we have been gifted with enough new theater GIFs to last us until the next…