Reel Life: “Cats” Without Claws

How you feel about a movie version of Cats is probably dependent on whether or not you enjoyed Cats on Broadway (or on any stage). I was indifferent; I wasn't completely immune to its certain charms (the otherworldly Betty Buckley’s incandescent performance, to be precise), despite the flimsiness of the score, sets and costumes. So, … Continue reading Reel Life: “Cats” Without Claws

Music Box: Buckley’s Boulevard

I saw Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Weber's flawed, overtly dismal SUNSET BOULEVARD the week it opened back in November 1994, and, despite her suspicious Tony Award win, it was not a very good performance (I saw her twice in the role just to verify/refute my initial … Continue reading Music Box: Buckley’s Boulevard