Friday, December 26, 2008

A List and a Loss

Welcome to the other side of Christmas! I hope you all made it here with sanity intact and that Santa Claus was good to everyone.

I finally caught up on the back issues of some of my favorite magazines and came across this list of the Best and Worst of Broadway in 2008 from Entertainment Weekly. Hm, maybe the NY Times has a similar list??? Anyway, I’ll go look for that but in the meantime, I’d be curious as to what folks think of this list. I hadn’t even heard of a couple of the shows listed.

Also, the news came out yesterday that Harold Pinter had died. I have never been a huge fan of his work but certainly do appreciate it and the enormous impact his style has had. Here’s a link to a nicely insightful appreciation of one of theater’s giants.

4 comments:

J. Marks said...

Let us also not forget the great Eartha Kitt who departed yesterday at 81, and today, Dale Wasserman, age 94, best known for penning the book to "Man of La Mancha", and the stage version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."

Anonymous said...

That's not best and worst of Bway but best and worst of stage...most of those shows are off-Bway, and one is from Williamstown!

Dave T said...

Good clarification, Anon. Thanks!

Thespis' Little Helper said...

Interesting list. These peeps must have been on the ball all year! Good for theatre for being in EW! (And also both Ms. Kitt and Mr. Pinter for being on the cover of even the RTD...which seems to be good news for theatre...that their passing merited noting...and obviously very sad that they did.)

Still wish I had been able to see NEXT TO NORMAL either there or in DC (even sans Brian D'Arcy James, who I love, but who I will soon see in SHREK).

And sad to see that a production I really wanted to see (and didn't) made the worst list. THE COUNTRY WIFE with two incredible actors. It happens I guess.

Thanks for the link Dave!