I saw it the other night. It's definitely Tony Kushner putting everything he can into one play, but without the mastery he reached with "Angels in America" five years later. There's a new layer that takes place in the present, with the playwright looking back and commenting on his work -- it gets a little Pirandellian and goes on a little long, but it's interesting. The actors are all wonderful. The performance I saw was the second preview --
I also saw the final performance this afternoon. I had never been to a closing performance before and didn't know what to expect. Every song got several minutes of applause, with Katrina's "Omar Sharif" and the gorgeous "Answer Me" getting the most. I expected cell phones to be out but the audience was actually very respectful, and filled with love for this beautiful show. Although the entire creative team joined the performers for the curta
I saw it today, too. Davis was very good, although he struggled a bit with the high notes. I can't imagine stepping into such a difficult role. He wasn't as powerful as Joshua Henry, but he did a good job. I'm just spoiled by Joshua Henry's performance.
Renée Fleming was also out (she was singing at John McCain's funeral), but her understudy, Amy Justman, did a terrific job. She was a little less operatic but felt, to me, mor