…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…

…Make You Smile

I kind of did a research deep dive on “Kiss Me, Kate.” (As one does) So, before I share my two-cents on the current revival, I’m going to drop some knowledge. (You’ll thank me when you win Broadway Trivia Night)

…make up your own story

Today we enter new territory, crusaders — Best Revival of a Musical. I know there are plenty of people out there who don’t like the “old-school” musicals and I understand their perspective. There are certainly dated aspects in many “classic” shows that need to be handled with care (and aren’t always). But leaving these shows…

…Try Again

“For a moment I forget just how dark and cold it gets.” Eurydice, “Hadestown” Just so there’s no confusion, this is not a review, this is a love letter. Anais Mitchell’s “Hadestown” has gone on quite the journey to get where it is today. It’s been a work in progress for over a decade. It’s…