O Broadway, Where Art Thou?

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2019. Hadestown. 2016. Hamilton. 2013. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. 2013. The Audience. 2012. Heiress. 2012. Once. 2011. Seminar. 2001. The Producers. 1999. Annie, Get Your Gun. 1996. Rent. 1996. Hughie. 1995. Tempest. 1993. Kiss of the Spiderwoman. 1989. Grand Hotel.

What triggered this post? Reading this article this morning from New York Times:

Why ‘Rent,’ the Movie, Was My Gateway Musical

My gateway musical was Grand Hotel; I was astonished at the production quality (engineering and music).

Seeing Al Pacino in Hughie was a treat, especially since his 1992 Academy Award winning performance in Scent of a Woman remains one of my favorites.

Bernadette Peters dazzled in Annie, Get Your Gun. Alan Rickman was simply marvelous in Seminar. Once was so heartbreaking. Jessica Chastain delivered in Heiress, Helen Mirren sparkled in The Audience and Scarlett Johannson was predictably sizzling in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

Hamilton was even better than I expected, and I had very high expectations. Hadestown? Superb!

Why did I list my favorite Broadway shows in chronologically reverse order, in backward sequence?

As a homage to the movie Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, whose new movie Tenet, is opening this weekend, in movie theatres, and I am going to see it tonight!😊

Have a nice Labor Day weekend.

1 comment

  1. I saw “Tenet” at a preview last month. Yup. Oh, and some of my plays (Charlton Heston, Jessica Lange (“Glass Menagerie”, Alan Bates and Hayley Mills (“Master Builder”), Jerry Hall “Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”, Martin Sheen, Dame Maggie Smith (with her American accent in Edward Albee’s “Lady From Dubuque”, Hugh Dancy (Venus in Fur”).

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