We are soooooo thankful we expanded our horizons and ventured out of our comfort zone of seeing just musicals during our current NYC trip!
Plays can be just as entertaining!!!!
We are STILL absorbing everything from Other Desert Cities on Friday night.
The show was so pleasurable and rewarding to watch! It was emotionally draining and invigorating at the same time!
Like Death Of A Salesman it examines the complexities of families and the dynamics between relatives. But, being a new play, it obviously feels much more current and relevant. It felt like a beautiful episode of Brothers & Sisters, which makes sense because during intermission we read in the Playbill that Jon Robin Baitz, who wrote the show, also created Brothers & Sisters.
The play is poignant but funny! It's understanding on "understanding" is inspired!
We've been thinking a lot lately about several of the themes brought up in the show! We truly were meant to see it!
It is engaging throughout and beautifully acted by Stockard Channing, Stacy Keach, Judith Light, Elizabeth Marvel and Matthew Risch, who was a revelation and a surprise. He was soooooo good! We had only seen him in Pal Joey before and we did not like him in that nor did we like that production, which - like Other Desert Cities, was directed by Joe Mantello.
Congrats to Mantello on the superb job with Cities, though!
On Saturday, Leolah Brown, the sister of Bobby Brown, caused a scene when she started screaming at Pat Houston. LB allegedly yelled:
"Pat you know you are wrong for this!"
Talk about classless! Thankfully Tyler Perry was there to calm everyone down.
Outside of the church, LB added:
"It's not over. We've got evidence of who Pat really is, this is going to be a long drawn out process. Things are connected. Pat is a fraud and a phony. She is not a Houston, she's a Garland. She will be remembered in our hearts forever. It's so sad that this has happened to her. I'm angry at Nick, I am angry at what happened. It was all fine until Pat started speaking."
According to insiders, Brown believes Pat has ulterior motives where it concerns Bobbi's inheritance and they've been feuding ever since the 22-year-old became comatose. It's just a sad situation all around.
We hope the rest of the services go smoothly -- anything else would be a disservice to BK's memory!