Patty & Emily talk about the indestructible The Color Purple and can’t wait to see Jennifer Holliday step in. They also discuss the differences between styles of show cups and merch mugs. Other news stories discussed are how The Woodsman will be on PBS and then BroadwayHD and if you can, you should check it out, Cats really are afraid of water, and the upcoming Beaches reboot.
Patty & Emily are not happy with The Last Five Years ticket situation, but they are excited about the Fun Home tour. They also discuss the stories of the week, including Kate Baldwin’s upcoming concert, the Sweeney Todd revival, tick, tick… BOOM! casting, and recent scandals. They also stumble (along) on a great idea for a repertory theatre and discuss one of your dreamcasts!
Emily talks about finally seeing Rachel York in Grey Gardens, visiting Aimee Semple’s church, and how she still hates L.A. Patty talks about the American Psycho concert at 54 Below and the Rebecca episode of “American Greed.” They go over the stories of the week, including Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry in The Last Five Years, Norm Lewis in Man of LaMancha, and ATC’s upcoming Rock’n’Roll Gospel play.
Patty & Emily lament missing Ragtime on Ellis Island, but look forward to whatever the future is for this production. And Emily looks forward to seeing Grey Gardens this week. They go over the stories of the week, including Alex Timbers departing Frozen, Lesli Margherita returning to Matilda, Miss Saigon, and Hairspray Live! casting. Also, is there a conspiracy or is it coincidence that Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth are releasing albums on the same day?
Patty and Emily discuss the cancelation of The Prince of Egypt concert, and where the production should go from here. They also talk about their revisit to Something Rotten and the new cast members. This week’s theatre stories discussed include Newsies being filmed, a new TKTS booth, and An American in Paris is closing earlier than announced. Plus, more dreamcasts!