Patty & Emily talk about their experience at the Broadway Flea Market this year. They discuss the stories of the week, including more Reed Birney/Tracy Letts confusion, Broadway bound musicals Prince of Broadway and Madame Sousatzka, and Leslie Odom, Jr.’s upcoming Christmas CD. We’ve also hit rock bottom as Grumpy Cat appeared in Cats.
Patty & Emily talk about the Honest Accomplice Theatre benefit and the important work they’re doing. Last week, they went to the National Black Theatre’s event for Sweet and The Bad Years in Brooklyn. And they discuss the stories of the week, including Hello, Dolly! casting, Judy Kuhn going into Fiddler on the Roof, and Leona Lewis coming out of Cats.
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 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 discuss two more closings: Tuck Everlasting and American Psycho. They also talk about all the castings announced this week, including Holiday Inn, Cats, Something Rotten, and Runaways. But mostly they talk about Ken Davenport, why you shouldn’t donate to the Spring Awakening Kickstarter, and what you should do instead.
Patty & Emily talk about Broadway’s baby fever, what with Audra and Annaleigh’s pregnancies and Waitress and Bright Star. They also talk about all the castings, for Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The MUNY, and more. And Encores! next season is announced, which Patty is especially happy about.
Patty & Emily discuss the blizzard and its effect on Broadway: shows canceled, BroadwayCon guests, and travel plans. They talk about saying goodbye to Spring Awakening and Matthew Morrison and saying hello to Bloody, Bloody Angela Lansbury and Molly Pope! But they main announcements they discuss are BETTE MIDLER COMING BACK TO BROADWAY and Cats. BETTE MIDLER!
Patty & Emily discuss the MTC play Ripcord and Kerry Butler’s show at 54 Below. They also get further into the controversy and hypocrisy surrounding bootlegs, before finding out which Cats cat they are in a Buzzfeed quiz. They also discuss the three upcoming Live! musical broadcasts and their casting.