So, a while back, we posted this photo of Ben Walker holding a small furry creature. Because hot boys holding small, vulnerable creatures always makes the creature cuter and the boy hotter. The formula here is pretty basic.
Remember a long time ago when a Regina Spektor musical was going to happen? Did that just disappear from the earth? Does anyone know anything about it at all?
We haven’t heard a peep about this in months — which makes us sad. We’re utterly obsessed with the idea. But with so many fairy tale-inspired stuff slated for Broadway, we’re worried that there’s not enough room for one more. Still, though, if there are any updates, we’ll be first to spaz over it. :) -L
Is it ever acceptable to boo during the curtain call of a Broadway show?
I’ll tell you who wasn’t carefully pondering this question: The guy six seats down from me who was booing his face off following the evening performance of Evita at the Marquis Theater. He knew his answer, and it was absolutely something like, “Oh hell yes,” because when Elena Roger took the stage for her bows, he let it rip.
…This doesn’t just happen to those of us who work insufferable office jobs. Broadway actors often see things go to shit when they take time off. Instead of missed deadlines and project delays, a vacation for a Broadway actor can directly impact the box office…
This is the full episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood that contains his “opera” — Windstorm in Bubbleland, which originally aired in 1980. Technically it’s not a musical, but on a scale of one to La Traviata, this is decidedly… musical-ish. Because it’s for small children, it apparently can’t be embedded.
Notable performances: John Reardon, who sang at the Met and on Broadway in Do Re Mi, as the newscaster, and the lovely Francois Clemmons. Check out the notes he hits during his character’s “weather report.” Kind of amazing, considering he’s dressed as a porpoise.
Themes lightly touched upon: Corporate control of the media, corporate corruption, the blighting of local business by major corporations, the superficiality and inaccuracy of TV news, pollution, wildlife preservation, cooperation, and friendship. All the good stuff.
It’s America’s birthday, y’all! The best day of the year to celebrate history by getting drunk and blowing stuff up. (Besides flag day, of course.)
While you honor this great nation by trying not to cause a forest fire with Roman Candles and downing Natty Ice, we’re going to honor her by putting together a little list of musical theater’s best and brightest political agitators.