WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS WEEK!
- Click on "Broadway Ladies" above to see who is Ms. Broadway June 2010!
- Click on "Broadway Boys" above and scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full list of Broadway Bares blogs.
WHAT YOU MIGHT MISS: CLOSING SOON!
- Well, it isn't closing, it is going on hiatus, until July 13. I'm talking, of course, about A Little Night Music. But today is your last chance to see Tony-winners Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury. Then, on July 13, you'll get your first shot at seeing Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch.
3 Biggies will be gone for good!
- Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical: They said would run for years, but it is closing. Apparently years means just over 500 performances, which is respectable, if not ground-breaking.
- Sondheim on Sondheim: Broadway will be legend-less (until July 13, at least) when Barbara Cook shuffles off into the wings for the last time. But no worries! The CD will be out before you know it!
- RED: It is hard to believe the runaway winner at the Tonys will be a thing of the past two short weeks later. A real shame. No wonder everyone's in an uproar over the "win and leave" trend. Commercialism in theatre really blows sometimes.
NOT TO BE OUTDONE...
The West End is getting into the Broadway Bares phenomenon, with West End Bares: Strip Britannia!. Jerry Mitchell supervises and produces the event, scheduled for as the Brits say, 5 September 2010. Hot and cheeky works on both sides of the Atlantic, if you asked me!
BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
- 7 million: The numbers of viewers, according to the Nielsons, of the 2010 Tony Awards
- 5%: The percentage of fewer viewers this year than last.
- 76: The number of days until the first play opening of the 2010-2011 season - a revival of Mrs. Warren's Profession, starring the great Cherry Jones.
- 134: The number of days until the first musical opening of the 2010-2011 season - Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys.
06/13: Richard Thomas (Race)
06/14: George O'Dowd aka Boy George (Taboo)
06/15: Neil Patrick Harris (Assassins)
06/16: Laurie Metcalf (Brighton Beach Memoirs)
06/17: Barry Manilow (Barry Manilow on Broadway)
06/18: Kerry Butler (Xanadu)
06/19: Kathleen Turner (Indiscretions)
EXTRA! EXTRA! PHOTO SHOOTS FOR BROADWAY BARES (NWS)
As promised, here are two photo shoots related to Broadway Bares. First, from Click It!, publicity shots for the Fantasy Football number. Photos by Bruno Rand.