Happy Birthday To Broadway’s Thommie Walsh

Tony Award winner Thommie Walsh

I originally posted this on March 15, 2011, in tribute to my funny, talented, and dear friend, Thommie Walsh.

This is a very personal post for me. I share it each year in remembrance of his beautiful, magical spirit.

When I first wrote these words, they were in tribute, but over the years, my feelings have shifted just slightly to “celebration.” I’m oh-so-happy he happened.

Today would have been Thommie’s 74th birthday. Continue reading “Happy Birthday To Broadway’s Thommie Walsh”

Journey To The Bottom Of The Bottle – “Days Of Wine And Roses”

While musical theatre can often romanticize or glamorize subject matter, that’s not the case with the new Broadway musical Days of Wine and Roses.

Adapted from a 1958 teleplay and 1962 movie of the same name, this is a shattering, unflinching view of a 1950s-era couple in search of stable ground as they find themselves battling alcohol addiction. Continue reading “Journey To The Bottom Of The Bottle – “Days Of Wine And Roses””

First Look: Teaser For Upcoming Film Adaptation Of ‘WICKED’

Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande star in WICKED

Super Bowl watchers got the first look at the new trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway blockbuster WICKED arriving in movie theaters on Thanksgiving 2024.

The highly-anticipated movie musical stars Cynthia Erivo (Broadway’s The Color Purple) as “Elphaba” and Grammy-winning, multi-platinum recording star Ariana Grande as “Glinda.” Continue reading “First Look: Teaser For Upcoming Film Adaptation Of ‘WICKED’”

Broadway: ‘Sweeney Todd’ Serves Delicious Murderous Mayhem

(image via official Facebook page)

Sometimes, when you want to attend a big Broadway show, you are on the hunt for laughs, bright lights, and levity. Other times, you may want a small, intimate chamber musical.

Then there are the times you crave a thrilling, murderous affair complete with blood, gore, and a gorgeous serving of revenge operatic in scale and depth. And that’s precisely what’s on the menu at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater on Broadway, where Sweeney Todd is “killing” it eight times a week. Continue reading “Broadway: ‘Sweeney Todd’ Serves Delicious Murderous Mayhem”