Patty finally watched Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill! She discusses that with Emily and also Shuffle Along, which closed. Two other shows announced closing this week, Motown and Fiddler. Patty and Emily also discuss castings, including Waitress and Come from Away, and the whitewashing of Prince of Egypt.
Patty & Emily talk about the magic of Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner and how we almost got to hear her sing “Memory” 8 times a week in Cats. Cats is back, by the way. They discuss casting announcements for Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George, and Freaky Friday. They also Encores questionable casting breakdowns and discuss a really great dreamcast.
Patty & Emily talk about Blood Brothers at 54 Below and She Loves Me, which unfortunately won’t be getting a video review. They talk about the new cast of Hamilton, which they’ll never get to see and the cast of Hairspray Live! It was a tough week personally and in America. Black lives matter.