But before we start...
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED LAST WEEK:
- Musicals by Definition
- Broadway Crossword by Blog, Part 5
- Re-naming Broadway Theatres, Parts 1, 2, 3 **
- Broadway Boys: Mr. April 2010
- March Poll Results: The Best Movie Musicals
- Off-Broadway: The New Out of Town Tryout?
** - Read over these three blogs to help you decide on this month's poll!
Sad news first...
JUNE HAVOC, DEAD AT 96/97
Bad news next...
EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH
Interesting (maybe)/Who cares (probably) news...
TAKE ME OUT!
It is a shame on several levels that the "coming out" of two more celebrities is newsworthy. Yes, this week, both Sean Hayes (Promises, Promises) and Ricky Martin (Les Miserables, the forthcoming Broadway revival of Evita) officially came out of the closet and announcing that they are both homosexual. First of all, it is a shame that this has to be announced. My dad doesn't announce, "I'm Troy Kyler, and I am a heterosexual." Second, it is a shame because really very few people were surprised at all. That is a shame because (myself included) people just assumed, based mostly on their stereotypical behavior that they were gay. It couldn't have just been that Hayes was excellent at portraying a gay man on TV for years, or that Martin is just a very handsome guy who can sing and dance and relate to the ladies. No. Shame on all of us (myself included) who just assumed. And third, it is a shame because the other immediate response following the "no duh" was "how will this effect their current projects?" The fact is, it shouldn't. Neither is selling or performing in a piece about being gay, gay sex or anything related, so who they share a bed with should have nothing to do with how their work is progressing. And yes, that goes for Tiger Woods and who he sleeps with versus how he golfs, too.
And the great news...
WE'RE IN THE MONEY!!
And yet here we are... over a year ago, previews began. It won three 2009 Tonys. Its cast recirding is a best seller and in just over a week, it begins year two on Broadway. Congratulations! I guess this just proves that every once in awhile quality earns respect AND a little cash.
BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
- 0: The number of days we have to wait for All About Me to close so that the theatre can be renamed for Stephen Sondheim!
- 8: The number of days until I can spill my guts about what I thought of Million Dollar Quartet - it is killing me!
- 29: The number of days until the 2010 Tony Award nominations are announced!
Happy Birthday Last week to:
3/28: Diane Wiest
3/30: Warren Beatty (Tony nominee for A Loss of Roses)
3/31: Christopher Walken
4/1: Debbie Reynolds
4/2: Linda Hunt
4/3: David Hyde Pierce
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