I don't know her personally, but I see her on the street sometimes and she is also absolutely beautiful and glamorous in person. I'm always confused by the matron she's been playing when I see her looking like a knockout walking down the street.
I'm very excited to see this on Saturday! I first discovered Clarke when she played Smitty in the 90's revival of How to Succeed. She was daffy and brassy and an utter delight. I don't know why she hasn't done more true blue musical comedy.
You guys! You're being so mean! Dave is feeling very triggered by the word 'whitesplain' when discussing a show with lyrics like 'Greasy chinks make life so sleazy' and 'one of these slits here will be Miss Saigon.'
'Step one: see and treat everyone as equals with equally important voices.'
But you don't have an equally important voice on every subject. When the subject is representation of POC in the theater, your voice simply is not as important as the people whose lived experiences as POC. They are the voices that should be driving this conversation. And we, as white people, should be listening, no matter how uncomfortable it feels. I have a lot to say on gay
I'm not so sure how many tickets the original cast sold...at least on their names. The play took off because word-of-mouth was sensational, as were many of the reviews.
For all his faults (and I've heard the stories cause I know people that have worked for him), Rudin produces fantastic theater. This play is a showcase for four terrific stage actors...which is what the production is continuing.