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 tries to make it through the podcast after being sat directly next to Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys at Disaster. After recounting her experience, she tells Emily about The Woodsman and they discuss Eclipsed. They also go over theatre news, including the disappointing 1776 casting, Wicked‘s digital lottery, and Pump Boys & Dinettes at Paper Mill.
If you love The Wizard Of Oz, (we’re assuming you do because if you don’t who are you?) then we highly recommend you take in The Woodsman at 59E59. The show is a beautifully directed piece about how the Tin Man became the Tin Man. It’s only about an hour and uses almost no dialogue at all. The story is told through movement, puppets, and imagination. The cast is wonderful and flows together perfectly. Check out some production photos below and don’t miss this show! Now all we need is to see a prequel in the same style for all the Wizard Of Oz characters! Wicked who?