Oscar Winner Emma Thompson to Star as Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd (x)

Oscar Winner Emma Thompson to Star as Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s Sweeney Todd (x)

Sometimes, if I’m in a dangerously good mood, I read the cast list for the upcoming Into the Woods film adaptation, taking special care to compare it to the cast who took part in the screenplay reading at the end of 2012. That tends to bring me back down quite quickly. 

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Sunday in the Park with George (Victorian Opera, 2013)
Melbourne, Australia 
Images: Jeff Busby

Gypsy (The Production Company, 2013)
Melbourne, Australia 
Images: Jeff Busby

Gypsy (The Production Company, 2013)
Melbourne, Australia 
Images: Belinda Strodder

Gypsy (The Production Company, 2013)
Melbourne, Australia 
Images: Belinda Strodder

I was given free tickets to see Caroline O’Connor in Gypsy tonight, and went even though I already had a ticket to see it next Thursday. I thought if I didn’t enjoy this production I would just give away my extra ticket. However after sitting through the show, enthralled and wanting to applaud every brilliant brassy syllable that left Caroline’s mouth, I now not only want to keep my future tickets but buy another for every other performance in this ridiculously short season.

I was given free tickets to see Caroline O’Connor in Gypsy tonight, and went even though I already had a ticket to see it next Thursday. I thought if I didn’t enjoy this production I would just give away my extra ticket. However after sitting through the show, enthralled and wanting to applaud every brilliant brassy syllable that left Caroline’s mouth, I now not only want to keep my future tickets but buy another for every other performance in this ridiculously short season.

Gypsy (The Production Company, 2013)
Melbourne, Australia 
Images: Belinda Strodder

Tonight!

Tonight!

'Getting Married Today' from the New York Philharmonic Concert's production of Company (April 2011)

So glad this is finally on YouTube. Katie Finneran did an excellent job with this number. 

Also: Christina Hendricks in a slipAnika Noni Rose’s rendition of ‘Another Hundred People’ which I actually enjoy despite the flaws, and of course Patti LuPone.

I now have tickets to see Elaine Paige (in Concert), Stephen Sondheim (Q&A in conjunction with A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) and eventually Angela Lansbury (Driving Miss Daisy) in Melbourne. I’m liking this influx of theatre idols heading to Australia. Now just waiting on a few select others …