The Producers of 13—I am thankful to the producers of 13 for bringing another Jason Robert Brown score to the stage. I haven’t heard it yet, but since I’m a big fan of the songwriter, I’m comfortable assuming I’ll like it when I hear it.
Little House on the Prairie—I am thankful for the stage adaptation of Little House on the Prairie. I’d be more thankful if the score would be recorded, but for now, I’ll just be thankful I got to experience it on stage. For now.
Words and Music by Jerry Herman—I am thankful that the DVD for the PBS documentary Words and Music by Jerry Herman included the title number from Hello, Dolly! with Carol Channing. Precious little footage from her performance has ever been readily available.
Wicked—I am thankful for Wicked. I look forward to having kids to take to it myself someday.
Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal—I am thankful Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal are touring in Rent. What a rare opportunity for fans of these performers who don’t live in New York City.
Felicia P. Fields—I am thankful that Felicia P. Fields is still on tour with The Color Purple. Hers is a performance too remarkable not to make it across the country.
Word of Mouth—I am thankful Craig Bierko may be returning to Broadway. I thought he was amazing in The Music Man, and I bet he’d be great in Guys and Dolls.
In the Heights—I’m thankful In the Heights is still on the boards. I hope I get to New York City one of these days to catch it; it is probably the show I’m most excited about.
the Broadway Mouth
November 26, 2008