After such a healthy Meatless Monday, perhaps Tuesday is a day will a little more indulgence. One of the things that people have been doing to keep their “spirits” up is to organize virtual Happy Hours over Zoom where they drink cocktails together. The Internet was all abuzz when Stanley Tucci fixed this wonderful Negroni … More Stay At Home Happy Hour
Last week, we had Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber as a Broadway Blessing. This week, we had Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton. There is only person I can think of who might outrank those two as the ultimate Broadway Blessing and that is Stephen Sondheim, the American composer and lyricist of some of the best musicals in … More Broadway Blessings #5: Sondheim!
Back in 2016, the first year that Hamilton: An American Musical appeared on Broadway but before it had gained widespread fame, I played a few video clips of the show for my high school literature class. They knew nothing about the musical, but they were spell-bound. The very idea of an ethnically-diverse cast telling the … More Broadway Blessings #4: Homeschool with Hamilton
If none of the panoply of stars appearing in the One World Together At Home show I wrote about yesterday appeal to you, here is another option. Tonight and tomorrow until 2:00 PM Eastern time, you can watch an online performance of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and most popular musical for FREE! Yes, … More Broadway Blessings #3: PHANTOM!
In times of such uncertainty, we all have to just approach things one day at a time. On the whole, I’ve been in pretty good spirits over our coronavirus isolation time, particularly once things with my son’s college got settled down and we got into our “sheltering at home” groove. Yesterday was a really … More Just What I Needed: Tom Hanks and SNL At Home
What Broadway musical is more appropriate to watch this weekend than Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic Jesus Christ Superstar? Fortunately, you have the opportunity to watch two different versions–via stay-at-home technology, of course–this weekend for free. Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the best contemporary Broadway writers/composers/producers around, is doing his part to … More Broadway Blessings, Day 2: See Jesus Christ Superstar for Free this Weekend
This is the start of a special weekend in the Christian tradition. I’m a spiritual person very committed to my spiritual center. But if there is anything that could compete with my spiritual commitment, it is my love for…Broadway musicals! Broadway, as the exemplar for all US theater, has always been the most progressive of … More Broadway Blessings, Day 1