|Sara Bareilles as Jenna in Waitress|
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
|Garanca and Fleming, photo @ Ken Howard|
Thursday, April 20, 2017
|Cast of Dear Evan Hansen, photo @ Matthew Murphy|
This year is actually unusual because I now have seen all the three major contenders for the Tony for Best Original Musical -- The Great Comet, Come From Away, and Dear Evan Hansen. I have great respect for the creative teams behind The Great Comet and Come From Away, but if DEH loses the Tony for best musical, it will be a travesty. The other two musicals had their charm, and Come From Away was touching. But Dear Evan Hansen was simply one of the most emotional, genuine, beautiful experiences I've ever had in the theater.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
|Come From Away's stranded passengers, photo @ Sara Krulwich|
Saturday, April 8, 2017
|Unit set of the Kittredges' living room|
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Tonight on Broadway there was a pithy reminder that people so greedy, so heartless, so devoid of any inner life or compassion and empathy really do exist, and what's more, people have been writing plays about these kinds of people for a long time. The Manhattan Theatre Club's revival of Lillian Helmann's classic The Little Foxes has a bit of stunt casting -- Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney are alternating roles of Regina and Birdie with each performance. When I first heard about this casting I immediately decided that Cynthia Nixon was a more natural Regina and Laura Linney more of a Birdie. So this was the cast I saw tonight. The show is still in the first week of previews.