|Laura Linney in |
My Name Is Lucy Barton.
Credit: Manuel Harlan
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
B'way Update: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Ella Fitzgerald Musical
Thursday, August 25, 2022
B'way Update: Lin-Manuel Miranda and NY, NY Musical
|Liza Minnelli and Robert DeNiro in|
New York, New York
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
B'way Update: Sweeney Revival Possible; Raisin Casting
|Josh Groban in|
Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812.
Credit: Chad Batka
|Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in|
Sunday in the Park with George.
Credit: Matthew Murphy
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Reconstructing the Carol Burnett Show, Part 32: Paley Center Visit Number 3
|Carol and Nanette Fabray in|
As the Stomach Turns
Friday, August 19, 2022
Book Review: Solid but Scattered Ivory
|Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward|
in Mr. and Mrs. Bridge.
Ivory does devote a chapter to his producing partner and lover Ismail Merchant, but we don't get a deep sense of their relationship. We get facts about how they met and where they lived, but there's a lot missing. We learn more about how Ivory felt about bed buddies like the writer Bruce Chatwin with whom he carried on a long-term affair while he was with Merchant (it appears that was an open relationship) and unrequited amours from high school and college. For a complete biography, I guess we'll have to wait for an ambitious outside author. Or perhaps Ivory will produce a separate book, detailing his work on each of his many films overlooked in Solid Ivory.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
B'way Update: Take Me Out Returns; Leads for Merrily
|Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams|
in Take Me Out.
Credit: Joan Marcus
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
2024: Can Biden Win the Media War? Will Cheney Run for Prez as an Independent?
I worry that the benefits of these bills will not be felt by Americans until after the midterms in November, plus the price of gas may not be going down enough to convince voters to go for Dems. Yes, the price at the pump has been steadily dropping, but just under $4 is still too steep.
Monday, August 15, 2022
Reconstructing the Carol Burnett Show: Part 31
|Lyle and Vicki in the|
deodorant commercial spoof.
(Amazon Prime Original Broadcast Masters) I distinctly remembered watching this episode when it first
|Kaye Ballard imitating|
Sophie Tucker in Carol's
salute to vaudeville.
ran in 1973 or parts of it anyway. Kaye Ballard joins Carol in front of a set of old-fashioned radios, remembering their favorite radio shows. This leads to Carol introducing Kaye in a song from a musical based on the radio and TV series The Goldbergs. Kaye explains the show is called Molly's World (after the matriarch Molly Goldberg whom she is playing) and they are planning to opening it on Broadway in the spring. The title was shortened to Molly and it opened on the Main Stem in November of '73, running only 68 performances. Though the show was a flop, Kaye's rendition of the song, "Go in the Best Of Health" is lovely.
Friday, August 12, 2022
B'way Update: New Woods Cast; Lillias White; Working Girl
|Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus |
will star in Into the Woods.
Monday, August 8, 2022
B'way Update: Ohio to Play Jones Theater; Devil in Trouble?
“I am so thrilled. It’s only taken me 65 years to make it to Broadway!” said Kennedy.
“I’m honored and humbled to be part of Adrienne Kennedy’s long-overdue Broadway debut in the newly dedicated James Earl Jones Theatre with Kenny Leon,” said McDonald. “This timeless play has a powerful resonance and relevance today, and we can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Sunday, August 7, 2022
B'way/Off-B'way Update: Linda Lavin in You Will Get Sick, etc.
|Linda Lavin on the CBS series|
Credit: Warner Brothers