I saw Jersey Boys the first time in San Francisco. There on a writing retreat, alone, I walked up one evening and got last minute tickets relinquished by family/friends. There's really no current theatre that so reflects Boomer history than the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and no . . .
Seated in front of me at the play, Clybourne Park Really? To the theatre?It was unfortunate that this woman decided to wear her ruffly hair decor to the theatre in NYC the other day and even more unfortunate that she was seated directly in front of me.I considered asking her to remove it, until I . . .
We were lucky enough to get great seats for the new-to-Broadway musical, Once, that won eight Tonys and deserved every one of them.It was a spellbinding two hours with beautiful and bittersweet music that moved me to tears and movement/dance that integrated seamlessly into unusual staging.Even M, . . .
It's time for a laugh. Mondays are always that way, no? So two posts today and one a laugh.Saw West Side Story the other month, and this well-done oldie cracked me up. Enjoy it. . . .
West Side Story (1961) was one of the first 'adult' movies I ever saw. Inspired by Romeo and Juliet but set in mid 1950s New York City, it's a dark, sad story of young lovers doomed by gang rivalries.First performed on Broadway in 1957, it was famed lyricist Stephen Sondheim's Broadway debut and one . . .