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 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 talk about Emily’s trip to Chicago, where she saw Kate Baldwin in The King and I and Mary Page Marlowe. And there were a ton of little news items this week, including Sara Ramirez leaving Grey’s Anatomy, Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity, David Hyde Pierce in Hello, Dolly!, and Barbra’s new tour!
Patty & Emily talk The King and I: from Ann Sanders history-making performance to Marin Mazzie replacing. Patty convinces Emily to give The Humans a try, and they discuss Hairspray Live, Paper Mill’s next season, the Drama Book Shop, and Nerds casting. Plus, who is the new Tweet of the Week?!
We saw the radiant Kelli O’Hara in The King and I at Lincoln Center. It also stars Ken Watanabe, Ruthie Ann Miles, and Ashley Park. We thought it was beautiful!