Philippa Soo, Leslie Odom, Christopher Jackson, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs. Each one giving a magnificent performance, worthy of awards. And the staging and design are as award-worthy as the writing and the performances. And for all that to happen with such a sophisticated and nuanced telling of history--and for us to be able to see it as this precise moment in history--it's really a miraculous creation.
This clip, from the excellent documentary about Act-Up called "How to Survive a Plague," shows Larry castigating his "children" at a difficult moment when the organization he created was being split into two.
Finally someone understands that Jerome Robbins's staging and choreography is not just a collection of dances and steps but the primary manner of storytelling in West Side Story. The Jets are defined by the choreography of the Prologue, the Gym, and Cool; the Sharks are defined by the choreography of the Prologue and the Gym; Anita is defined by the choreography of the Gym and America.
Over their respective lifespans, Wicked has made FAR more money than Cats. I believe the #1 money-making musical is Lion King, followed in descending order by Phantom, Wicked, Cats, Les Mis, and Mamma Mia.
The album benefits The Actor’s Fund, Cancer Support Community and Tina’s Wish.
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Their mistake was thinking that the Jerry Robbins choreography was just some dances someone came up with. How could they NOT have understood that Jerry Robbins was more than a choreographer in this particular case. He was one of the AUTHORS of West Side Story and his movement is every bit as integral IN THIS CASE as the words and music.
Also stupid was not understanding that the collaboration between Bernstein and Robbins on this particular show is one of the great achievements of twen
What Patti Murin and Steven Pasquale failed to understand was that the message board, in its pre-Facebook heyday, was a NOT a "fetid, squalid, toxic cesspool of hate" (or whatever she called it), but a meeting place where theater fans of different generations, different tastes, different loves, different obsessions came together and shared, compared, argued, and LEARNED FROM EACH OTHER. And, in many cases, we came to respect, admire, and even love each other. That we w