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Broadway Banter, May and Summer 2013 edition

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Well, it is only May but it is starting to feel like summer. Tony nominations are out, and Broadway is buzzing. Some good discounts on Broadwaybox.com, but most of them are expiring some time this month.

Kinky Boots is $57 - 89 through May 17. I saw it last week with the discount, knew very little about it beforehand, and thought it was fantastic, upbeat but also not afraid to tug at our heart strings, good themes, great music, and phenomenal acting. I have already gotten tickets to see it again in early August. I am hoping hard that Billy Porter is still playing Lala/Simon at that time as he gave a performance of a lifetime last week. He breaks stereotypes and plays Lala as a real person, and a force to be reckoned with, but with a heart also. Starks Sands was also very good, but if one of them wins the Tony, I think it should be Billy Porter. The rest of the cast were also spectacular. This was a 10 for us.

My son saw Macbeth and liked it very much, thought it was haunting and very creatively done. This is my son who spent some time in a psych hospital recently, so I wasn't sure how this would be for him (the play takes place in a psych hospital). But his jaw is still dropping a week later whenever he talks about Alan Cumming's performance.

We saw Once, which is old news to many of you, I am sure. The music was very good, but this is one of those "good music, little plot" musicals, IMO. Love at first sight, complicated by other relationships, but not much of a story.

I saw Motown and absolutely hated it. I kept hoping the music would be enough, but it wasn't and I left at intermission. The acting was not good, the story was not well-developed, it jumped all over the place, and the whole thing was a mess, IMO.

Had some great after theater drinks at Rum Bar and also the Glass House Tavern, also on 47th St. ( and which was new on this trip). The later has very good food, you can order from the regular menu at the very large and nice bar on the main level, and they have great special cocktails and nice bartenders and servers. I have decided that the Edison Hotel is the best place to stay if we are seeing a Broadway show every night. All the shows we saw were either right out the front door or the back door of the hotel.

Sup with everyone else? Planning to see shows this summer? Thoughts on the Tony nominations?

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