Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Revivals a go-go!

 The revival of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady,
on Broadway right now with
Lauren Ambrose (center above),
Diana Rigg (on the left),
and Harry Hadden-Patton (below)!
Jesse Green of The Times has called
it "better than ever",
and under the directorship of Bartlett Sher,
a feminist call!
"The question quickly becomes not whether Eliza will succeed 
— of course she will — 
but whether Higgins can accept her success. 
Will he join her in it, or get out of the way?"

 Remember Harry from Downton Abbey?
Edith's beau and (finally, Edith..REALLY!) her new husband.

 Lauren is older than most who've played Eliza 
(she's 40),
but 40 is the new 28, right?
Stage, screen (big AND small), classic theatre experience,
and a wonderful voice!

 Harry, Lauren, and Allan Corduner as
Colonel Pickering.
"The Rain In Spain"

 Norbert Leo Butz plays
Alfred P. Doolittle,
with 2 show stoppers to enjoy.
Above, "Get Me To The Church On Time",
and all those feet are OFF the ground!

 And then ALSO on Broadway right this very instant,
the revival of Once On This Island,
with music by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Winner of the Best Musical Revival Tony of 2018.

 Called "ravishing" and "gorgeous" by the NYTimes,
Once is a Romeo and Juliet story carried out
amongst temperamental (and gender fluid) gods
in the French Antilles.
The score is Caribbean, the costume design is a crazy
quilt of tablecloths and plastic tiaras.
Above, in red is
Hailey Kilgore (as Ti Moune)
in her Broadway debut.

 Lea Salonga (in White) as Erzulie, Goddess of Love,
and spear-carrying Merle Dandridge is Papa Ge,
("don't come around here")
rocking a bra !

God Portrait:
Merle, Quentin Earl Darrington, Lea and Alex Newell.

Alex Newell as Asaka
with "Mama Will Provide".

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