…not really sure how to feel about this
Neil Patrick Harris never fails to wow me when he hosts the Tony Awards. I was a huge fan of last year’s opening number (“What if Life Were More Like Theatre?”) and wondered how he would top it. Well top it, he did. The number relied less heavily on witty setups and overall concept than last year’s number, instead turning to massive dance numbers, sets, and stunts to open the show. The number worked well due its balance of over-the-top spectacle and subtly humorous lyrics. The number also featured an emotional climax when Neil stood alone on stage singing about the kids at home being inspired by the Tonys:
“There’s a kid in the middle of nowhere who’s sitting there living for Tony performances, singing and flipping along with the Pippins and Wickeds and Kinkys Matildas and Mormons’s, so it might reassure that kid, and do something to spur that…
View original post 83 more words
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is back on Broadway! I got the email months ago that previews were starting in January and it would officially open in March. I seriously thought about going to New York for a weekend to see the show, but obviously I had more on my mind than frivolous travel. I haven’t been in Chicago long enough to be longing to leave it yet. In all actuality, I’m sort of getting restless to move into my own apartment…still. The current tenant is sure taking his sweet time getting out of there…but I suppose his lease is up on March 31…so really, I can’t be all too mad that he’s not out yet.
I first saw Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella when I was a kid. I’m not sure why it was playing 20+ years after it was made on cable – but it was, and it went down…
View original post 633 more words
CINDERELLA IS A HIT • in just a month, the new musical take on Rodgers and Hammerstien’s Cinderella (showed at the Broadway Theatre in nyc) has had raving, record-breaking success! The show raised the most money in previews of Broadway history! I know this from my own experience when I went to the first preview and couldn’t even get a seat next to the people I came with! It was packed! Next record-breaking event was the cast album (which I absolutely LOVE) has sold more copies then any Original Broadway cast recording ever! Congrats Cinderella! Wish them so much more successbr />