The Larry Sanders Show S4:E17
The season finale of the fourth season of The Larry Sanders Show may be Mandy Patinkin’s greatest performance on record. (Don’t worry, he doesn’t sing.) It’s on Netflix. Go stream it right now.
Fuck Yeah Stephen Sondheim: ryanmar replied to... →
fuckyeahstephensondheim: ryanmar replied to your post: Thinking about typecasting I never want to see Sutton Foster in Follies. I might be okay with Into The Woods. I didn’t say I want to see it, only that it feels inevitable. Sometimes I play a game with my friends where we imagine the entire cast of a show from the past as the cast of a Follies of the future. For example, the cast of Side...
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But my inner theatrical hipster wants to point out I listen to the cast album of The Grand Tour a lot more.
Autumnal Music →
Taking my first stab at creating a collaborative playlist on Spotify. Do you have favorite songs that remind you of fall? Add them!
ihavechortles replied to your post: ihavechortles replied to your post: Forgive me for… oh no, that I knew. I just mean I don’t know what each one represents, so your likening yourself to one goes whoosh over my head. but yay for diversity of queernesses! Short answer: Miranda puts work before romance and spends too much time over-thinking. Charlotte is a traditional romantic. Samantha...
awkwardlyhilarious replied to your post: ihavechortles replied to your post: Forgive me for… I wanna know about your Samantha period… Next time we’re in the same city, buy me a drink and I’ll dish.
ihavechortles replied to your post: Forgive me for this. Do I lose my queer card for admitting I’ve never seen SATC and therefore don’t really understand what this implies? Of course not, because there’s a whole spectrum of ways to be queer! But the four women are different archetypes, each approaching love/sex/romance in her own way.
Forgive me for this.
In the course of three years, I’ve gone from being a Miranda (where I was for most of my 20s) to a Charlotte to a Samantha, and now I suddenly find myself as a Carrie. UGH.
In my household, we have "The Mare Winningham...
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@itsdlevy: I just asked @BFGTweets to rate Lauren Ambrose on the Mare Winningham Scale. She said LA is MW +3.
@itsdlevy: To explain the Mare Winningham Scale: Tom Cruse is MW +5. Benay Venuta is MV -5. Mare Winningham has a MW score of 0.
@tribeandjow: so would Martha Plimpton be just above or just below Mare?
@itsdlevy: In our home, Martha Plimpton would be MW +1 because we all saw Company at the @nyphil. Your mileage may vary.
@ElanaRoth: So she's sort of the 5, and Tom Cruise is the 10.
@itsdlevy: Exactly. Which is probably being generous to Mare Winningham.
@ElanaRoth: Yes, I think so. Also, can I tie MW with Amy Madigan? I always confuse them.
@itsdlevy: I don't know who Amy Madigan is, so by my scale she is necessarily at least MW -1.
@WesternActor: Fascinating. Who are some other MW +3s?
@itsdlevy: All the leads from Entourage except for Jeremy Piven are MW +3.
@bobster427: I do love MW in GEORGIA and have her CD. If I'm reading right, would Piven be MW +5?
@itsdlevy: I don't think Piven is a MW +5. That's reserved for Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, Oprah - unquestionably A List. Jeremy Piven is a MW +4.
@mr_shiny: Aside from Mare Winningham, who else has an MW score of 0?
@itsdlevy: We think maybe Phoebe Cates has a MW number of 0.
@itsdlevy: Because to most of us, she's really just "that girl from Gremlins, no, not Phoebe Snow, that's the gospel singer."
@mr_shiny: Okay... David Paymer? Would he also me MW-0?
@itsdlevy: I don't know who David Paymer is. @BFGTweets says he's a MW -1. And weird looking.
@mr_shiny: I will get one of these correct by the time I leave work today... Thomas Hayden Church? #MW-0
@itsdlevy: He's MW+3. Sideways! Spider-Man 3!
@WesternActor: This is so hilarious. This is begging for a theatre version. Probably with, I don't know, Randy Graff or someone like that.
@itsdlevy: I have no sense of scale for theater stars. They're all famous to me. I posted on a friend's FB re: Lynne Winterstellar today!
@WesternActor: I love Lynne Wintersteller!
@itsdlevy: She has a new EP on iTunes!
@itsdlevy: See http://www.talkinbroadway.com/allthatchat/d.php?id=2009442
Fuck Yeah Dorothy Fields: On Fields and Funny Girl →
dorothyfields: If you read either of my other tumblrs, you’ve probably picked up the fact that I read a Jule Styne biography over the weekend. Several facts blew me away, none more than learning that Dorothy Fields was the first-choice pick to write lyrics for Funny Girl. Styne fought against working with her… Reblogging myself because (a) that’s how I roll and (b) this is an...
Five hours of Jule Styne songs, roughly... →
Letter to readers about our new website
boston: - A note from Boston Globe Publisher Christopher Mayer on the launch of BostonGlobe.com, which is free to readers through the end of September. But to actually read the letter, you need to sign up for their free trial and peek behind the paywall, which is sort of counterintuitive if the letter is going to tell me why I’d want to bother.
Lorelei was a strange animal that got its start in San Francisco when producer...– Jule: The Story of Composer Jule Styne by Theodore Taylor I never thought I’d utter these words, but GOD DAMN YOU CAROL CHANNING.
Sort of an odd email from the American Repertory...
Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey and for your feedback about the production. We are so glad you enjoyed the show and were able to take part in our preview period. There is undeniably a palpable excitement and energy at every performance, and we are thrilled that you were able to be part of it. You may be aware that this show has attracted extraordinary national...