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 Tuesday night's Watch What Happens Live, Lea Michele came out swinging for her swing-dancing former costar, saying:
"First of all, that was ridiculous because the reality is that Heather already won Dancing With the Stars. I don't know if you watched Glee, but she's, like, the best dancer in the entire world, so she certainly should have won...
We were all really sad, but I think she's incredible. She's a mom of two, she's gorgeous and she's in her element, back dancing. So, I think it was an incredible thing, win or lose."
How sweet to have her former costar's back like that! Of course, it wasn't all Glee love on WWHL! Lea was also very quick to answer when Andy Cohen asked what she thought the worst song in the show's history.