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 & Emily discuss their Mother’s Day activities, including Bright Star and Theater People’s Summer Series with Lesli Margherita. They also talk Tony nominations and mourn the loss of The Good Wife and Disaster!. But there is much praise for Jennifer Simard and Faith Prince. Playbill continues to baffle with their list of upcoming movie musical adaptations, and Audra keeps it classy.
Patty & Emily grieve Prince the only way they know how, by watching the tribute video by the cast of The Color Purple. They also worry about who might go next. There’s a lot of Shuffle Along talk, including how they are not playing around with late seating. And the potential Cher musical and Lesli Margherita and Tom Hewitt in The Hunchback of Notre Dame are discussed.
Patty & Emily sit down to talk to Lesli Margherita about her upcoming 54 Below show All Hail the Queen. They also talk wigs, twitter, and bootlegs. There’s a lot we can all learn from this amazing woman.