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 . . .
We were lucky enough to get tickets to an hour-long talk Helen Mirren gave about her career as a benefit for the National Youth Theatre, which gave her a start in theatre. She was a delight. Taking the stage in street clothes, she looked tall and stylish, wearing black ankle boots with . . .
The Book of Mormon musical won 9 Tony awards. The Book of Mormon musical -- the South Park-style take on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that's a big hit on Broadway --is coming to San Francisco soon. We'd been looking forward to it and got not-hugely-bad-but-not-that-great seats . . .
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 . . .