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!
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.
Patty & Emily lament the closing of The King and I and Bright Star and talk about the announced closings of An American in Paris, Fun Home, and Shuffle Along (and all the nonsense that followed). They also decided that the Shakespeare in the Park Taming of the Shrew is not only super gay, but also the only production that ever needs to exist. Also, whoever can help get them into the Ragtime concert on Ellis Island, they will be forever grateful.
Patty & Emily are reporting live from the Shakespeare in the Park line! Emily discusses seeing understudies the week after the Tony Awards. She also talks about Maybe Burke’s show Love Letters to Nobody or Insignificant Others as a part of The Trans Theatre Festival. They urge you to download Broadway Records Broadway for Orlando charity single and dreamcast Kenita Miller as all The Narrators in musical theatre. Special guest, Emily’s dog Tia!
Patty & Emily discuss the Tony Awards! They also go into a little news that happened this week: two hacked Twitter accounts, Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie, and The Little Foxes casting. And Audra McDonald shares an important tweet this week in light of the two tragedies in Orlando.
Patty & Emily sit down with Jose Llana to talk about the shows he’s been in during his twenty year career, including The King and I, Spelling Bee, Wonderland, and Here Lies Love. Songs from many of these shows and more can be found on his new CD, Altitude! Buy it now!
Patty & Emily reflect on the closing of another show, American Psycho, and Patty discovers her high school just performed School of Rock. They also talk movie musical news; what Hamilton fans will think of In the Heights, and why we (don’t) need another Guys and Dolls movie. And with the Tonys next week, Patty & Emily give their predictions of what will win this year. Will Hamilton win the most awards in history?!?!
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.