When musical theatre icon (and recent Chicago Tribune Literary Prize honoree) Stephen Sondheim gets raged up, he knows exactly what to do: fire out a feisty letter to The New York Times. Such is the case with his reaction to a recent New York Times article previewing the upcoming revival of The Gershwins’ Porgy and… Read More Sondheim gets his rant on in response to revamped ‘Porgy and Bess’
Promises, Promises Broadway revival cast recording: It’s like bubble gum for the ears! Ok, not the best metaphor, but gosh, this is one darn enjoyable cast recording. Surprising, as I wasn’t expecting much. Sean Hayes has a delightful singing voice, and Jonathon Tunick’s orchestrations sound crisp and bright. I love that they kept the “vocal… Read More Odds and ends
Yesterday, following a holiday party (or two), Gerald, our friend Gina and I went to Diner Delux on the corner of Clark and Devon for a late-night bite. Imagine our surprise when, after paying our tab, we walked around the corner to find my Subaru being pulled up onto the bed of an impound truck.… Read More The world’s most expensive theatre ticket, or the city of Chicago can suck it
As a follow-up to my previous blog post, Jason Cochran at WalletPop Blog reports that the new 80’s jukebox musical Rock of Ages is responding to these hard economic times with “reasonable” ticket prices. Perhaps the greatest challenge in getting audiences out of the house is faced by live theater, particularly production-heavy musicals. The typical… Read More Constantine Maroulis to save Broadway?
Jamie: You could talk about Broadway ticket costs again… OR How it might as well be spring… OR American Idol OR your “Is sitting at a desk 9 hours a day a life” thing. I’ll discuss ALL THREE. Broadway Ticket Costs Yes, I’ve blogged about this before, but I’m still fired up. I want to… Read More Bob: I need to blog, but I need a topic. Help.