What works about Holliday's exceptional performance is that she plays her age, instead of trying to emulate Hudson and Headley.
Shug is now now a woman past her prime, desperately trying to cling to her youth, sex appeal, and glory days. And it's truly heartbreaking. Holliday blew me away. Everything about her performance worked for me. Obviously I knew she had the pipes, but I never knew she was such a brilliant actress. Her book scenes are the highlight of her performanc
I enjoyed it. Yes, some of the cast members are finding their footing. The direction involves the performers constantly moving, building, dismantling, and rebuilding the set pieces - so once they get in a groove, it'll all move much smoother. I'm anxious to revisit it later in the run.
Stephanie stopped the show with "I'm Breaking Down." I hope she is remembered during Tony time. Brandon is exceptional too. Funny, warm, and perfectly mensc