Broadway Baby: The 2013 Tony Awards Opening Number -“Bigger” is Best

If we're lucky homo sapiens, every few years a splendid anomaly occurs in the usually vapid space-time continuum of television awards shows that negates the basic dreary tropes and widens eyes with something that is, if you’ll excuse the cliché, purely magical. The last time we were borne witnesses to such a thrilling spectacle was … Continue reading Broadway Baby: The 2013 Tony Awards Opening Number -“Bigger” is Best

Music Box: Buckley’s Boulevard

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

Music Box: Levi’s Million Dollar Charm

**** Went to see the Tony-nominated Best Musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET last night, thanks to a co-worker’s extra ticket. It wasn’t a perfect production, but it was enjoyable on the jukebox musical genre level that’s sadly permeated Broadway in recent years. A semi-fictionalized account based on the iconic photo of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Johnny … Continue reading Music Box: Levi’s Million Dollar Charm