– These interviews were conducted before the attack on cast member Frank Britton on Monday night – Jesus, Judas Iscariot and Mother Teresa walk into a bar . . . Actually, a courtroom, in Purgatory, where Judas is on trial to determine his eternal fate. Will he suffer everlasting damnation, or is there another option […]
Archives for May 27, 2014
It’s not surprising to say folks were skeptical when British comedian Ben Elton conceived the idea of a rock musical surrounding the hits of Queen back in 2000, but the result was an hilarious, multi-award-winning phenomenon that has played the West End the past dozen years and been a hit in multiple countries worldwide.
Monday night, May 26th, after the cast party celebrating the opening of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Frank Britton was mugged and severely beaten on his way home. The injuries are serious but not life-threatening (thank God). He spent the night in the emergency room at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, where he is […]
It’s been several years since Gerard Alessandrini dusted off his skewering sword with which to parody working actors, writers and other well intentioned theatre folk. Now, in the current Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging! he’s back, and the current crop of creators have been spotted cowering in corners, hoping he won’t notice them, although some […]
One storyline in the history of the evolution of what we now know as “a musical” has been the progression of lyric writing from light verse to less rigid but often more potent forms of poetry. Those of us who love the genre feel a great appreciation and respect for the works of W. S. […]