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April 4, 2021 at 7:23 pm #1204177345
AT-J be sweepin’ like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins and I am here for all of it.April 4, 2021 at 7:05 pm #1204177104
Loved the one-hour format. No nonsense, no horseshit; just clips, tributes and acceptances. Huzzah.March 19, 2021 at 8:32 pm #1204146118
Yes, it was a real treat. Disappointing that Sherry Stringfield had a conflict, but Elizabeth Dennehey joining was a nice surprise. I don’t think they had a clear vision for Blake while she had the role, but her insights were thoughtful and so much fun. Kimberley Simms is just as lovely today as she was then (ditto Liz Kiefer) and Fiona Hutchison’s lilting accent and wonderful stories are always a treat, despite her internet glitches.
Maureen Garrett’s historical perspective was invaluable and it remains one of the greatest crimes of the Daytime Emmys that she never won for her essential portrayal of Holly.
Michael’s daughter Marika was elegant and loving. I’m sure her father would burst with pride to see what a lovely woman he brought into the world.March 18, 2021 at 8:28 am #1204143066
The Locher Room is doing a major segment tomorrow, Friday, March 19 at 4pm eastern.
A tribute to Michael Zaslow will feature Michael’s daughter Marika along with his Guiding Light co-stars Maureen Garrett (Holly Thorpe), Fiona Hutchison (Jenna Bradshaw), Liz Keifer (Blake Thorpe), Kimberley Simms (Mindy Lewis) and Sherry Stringfield (Blake Thorpe).
What a treat to have Sherry Stringfield and Liz Keifer together! And to get a chance to catch up with Kimberley Simms, whose performance as Mindy helped elevate the Mindy/Roger/Alexandra story into one of the show’s best of the ’90s. Zaslow’s Roger Thorpe was one of the most popular and memorable villains in daytime history. He won the Daytime Emmy for Lead Actor in 1994.March 12, 2021 at 4:25 am #1204111286
They have previously stated they are going to announce the Tony winners in conjunction with the reopening of Broadway as part of a media blitz. Why waste the attention it would get by announcing them now when no one can see a show?March 8, 2021 at 8:56 am #1204094439
There was already an unsuccessful musical about chess.
The Queen’s Gambit was my favorite television production of 2020, but I just don’t see the material adapting well to the stage. It’s a great story, but better suited to the page or to a close-up visual medium.March 7, 2021 at 6:36 pm #1204092217
Love Chloe and her work but she always looks like she’s accepting from someone’s murder basement.March 7, 2021 at 6:10 pm #1204092025
Happy for The Crown. Tour-de-force for the cast in a season that could have gone off the rails because of audience familiarity with the real events. But it was very delicately handled without losing entertainment value.March 7, 2021 at 5:46 pm #1204091854
Daddy, what’s a wanker?
Well, son, it’s a man who likes to be alone with his thoughts.March 7, 2021 at 5:39 pm #1204091828
Suck it, twats and wankers.March 7, 2021 at 5:15 pm #1204091619
Here for all things The Queen’s Gambit. Strong category this year but TQG was a seminal achievement. My personal favorite production of 2020 and it happened to come along for me at a time in the pandemic when I really needed it.March 5, 2021 at 11:42 am #1204085998
I loved the original Broadway production. The writing was a tremendous accomplishment. They took an unconventional approach to an unconventional subject, but it just worked from start to finish. And it fit so perfectly at Circle in the Square. It was intimate and immediate. I saw it again later on tour and it inevitably lost something in a larger traditional proscenium house.
That original cast was special as well. Judy Kuhn’s “Days and Days” was a highlight of the season, with her creamy voice counterpointing the barbs of the lyrics. And young Sydney Lucas was just perfection; I really wanted her to win the Tony that year.February 26, 2021 at 6:00 am #1204062538
Once I got over the fact that the premise is largely swiped from Major League, I really started to enjoy the show. The cast shines and they never take exactly the story path you would think. Want to give a special shout-out to Brendan Hunt, whose deadpan Coach Beard keeps the tone balanced.February 12, 2021 at 2:54 am #1204038640
Others I love:
“Sun and Moon” and “The Last Night of the World” from Miss Saigon
“People Will Say We’re in Love” from Oklahoma!
“Not While I’m Around” from Sweeney Todd
“Where’s My Shoe?” from She Loves Me
“I Have Dreamed” from The King and I
“Still” from Titanic
“How Could I Ever Know?” from The Secret Garden