We did a whirlwind East coast tour, in fact, I’m in NYC right now, still on a high from an amazing show we just saw tonight.
Anyone who has the means, get to NYC and see Sutton Foster as Violet. I’ve had the Off-Broadway cast recording of this show for a long time, and love it, and know it by heart, but to see her performance tonight was just… I can’t praise it enough. A Tony nom for sure.
Josh Henry as Flick was also fantastic, another stand out in a stellar cast. Jeanine Tesori’s score is gorgeous, and Brian Crawley’s lyrics are PERFECT, clear and spare and moving:
“You’ve got to give yourself a reason to rejoice
'Cause the music you make counts for everything
Now every living soul has got a voice
You’ve got to give it room
And let it sing…”
The show ran first off-Broadway in 1997, and is being revived by the Roundabout Theatre, who do some great work popularizing little-known works. Thanks!
Last week, we also saw Pippin, which won the Tony for best revival last year. It was great fun, a deserving winner, and a wonderful cast, especially Terrance Mann as Charlemagne. I’m not the Pippin geek in the family, so I’ll leave it at that, and if MaxTheVool wants to add more, well, he’s welcome to do so.
So… anyone seen any other neat shows? We decided not to get tickets for Matilda, since we know we’ll see it on tour in SF next year. I also considered If/Then, the new Idina Menzel vehicle.