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 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 recording on Beth Leavel’s birthday! They discuss the shows they’ve seen: Songbird, King Charles III, and the book launch for Seth Rudetsky’s “Broadway Diaries Vol. 2.” They also discuss Cher’s bio musical, cast recordings, and the disappointing fact that the Ragtime tour is non-Eq. And a listener’s dreamcast is discussed!