Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Theatrical Events Of the Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                             Sadly, there were no new shows to rave about.  I refuse to give in to the "Hamilton" hype, so the revival of these two, but very different  classic musicals were the theatrical highlights of the year!

                              I shall always recall the heartbreak Laura Benanti brought to her rendition of "Dear Friend" in "She Loves Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"  Just gorgeous, in a production perfect in every way.

                              As for "Runaways" a new generation of unknowns electrified me with the energy--oh, to be young again!!!!!!!!--and passion they performed the piece, which holds up theatrically, but, sadly, is still relevant today.  Not dated at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                               Even though Mary-Louise Parker and Celia Keenan-Bolger gave outstanding performances in their shows-- "Heisenberg" and "The Cherry Orchard"--the vehicles themselves were not strong enough.

                                 But that's the lullaby of Broadway, darlings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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