WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED!
- Best of the Decade: Female Theatre Artist of the 21st Century (So Far)
- CD Review: The Addams Family
- Trends of the First Ten Years: The Decade of the Diva
- Best of the Decade: The Best New Musicals, Part I
- Trends of the First Ten Years: The "Idol"ization of Broadway
- Best of the Decade: Male Theatre Artist of the 21st Century (So Far)
The funny thing is, I thought I'd get all kinds of letters and responses about who I left off my Divas of the Decade list. Who knew that one crummy sentence in a blog about American Idol would cause such a stir? Lesson learned.
LOOK OUT! MORE OSCAR WINNERS ARE ON STAGE!
Another Oscar winner, and frequent Broadway Baby, Whoopi Goldberg was announced to be taking over the role of The Mother Superior in her production of Sister Act: The Musical in London. Could this be a warm up for a limited enagement down the road on Broadway, when the show comes in later this season, directed by Jerry Zaks? I'm sure she could squeeze it in even with her The View duties. You gotta love Whoopi. She promotes and returns to Broadway regularly, and with Sister Act, she also put her money where her mouth is! Brava!
BROADWAY'S LOSS IS TV'S GAIN
SO LONG, FOR NOW
FREE COUNTRY, FREE SHOW
BROADWAY BY THE NUMBERS
5/40: The number of weeks/performances left to catch the terrific Lend Me a Tenor before it closes.
6/48: The number of weeks/performances left to catch the stunning revival of South Pacific before it closes.
11/88: The number of weeks/performances left to catch the dazzling Kristin Chenoweth in the fun Promises, Promises before she leaves the show.
13: The number of chances you have to catch the fabulous Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert on Broadway, starting this week on July 15th at the Neil Simon Theatre. Welcome back, Harry!
07/06: Geoffrey Rush (actor, Exit the King)
07/07: David Elder (actor, Titanic, 42nd Street)
07/08: Billy Crudup (actor, The Pillowman)
07/09: Jimmy Smits (actor, God of Carnage, Anna in the Tropics)
07/10: Jerry Herman (composer, Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage aux Folles)
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