It’s weekend yet again, and it constantly baffles me how when we reach the weekend, it’s over before it even started. This weekend, I have a massive workload that I should have started doing an hour ago, but am pretty sure it will be left for Sunday night to handle. Anyone else who keeps doing that do themselves?
So yesterday, I went to the the-a-tuh and saw Andrew Rannels in Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco. As some of you may know, it’s not the first time I’ve seen the show, but I felt an obligation to see how the man who would fill Neil Patrick Harris’ shoes would perform. Even though Rannels did get his own shoes. Being a huge fan of NPH and his version of Hedwig, I found it very hard to not be biased, so I have decided to just embrace it.
The point being, I have seen a lot of Broadway shows. 9 to be accurate, along with one performance of The Nutcracker at the NY City Ballet. Though some might think that my true passion lies within fashion, I can debunk that theory and tell you that I would much rather be on a stage. I have somehow managed to sneak my way up on stage throughout all the different schools I have attended, and there is nothing like hosting a show and making the audience laugh. This is probably why I admire Neil Patrick Harris; the seasoned pro emcee. Anyways, I figured that I can write a little bit about the different shows that I have attended in order to give you an idea of what they are about, in case you are either in NY or planning a trip including a show. Why not put my knowledge to use here?
Though I won’t be elaborating on a show right now, I’ll give you “The List” with the leads:
1. Spiderman: Turn off the Dark (Reeve Carney)
2. Matilda The Musical (Oona Laurence)
3. Wicked (Lindsay Mendez & Alli Mauzey)
4. Pippin (Kyle Dean Massey)
5. Hedwig and The Angry Inch (Neil Patrick Harris & Lena Hall)
6. Bullets over Broadway (Zach Braff)
7. Violet (Sutton Foster)
8. Cabaret (Alan Cumming & Michelle Williams)
9. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Andrew Rannels & Lena Hall)
10. The Nutcracker at the NYCB
As for now, there are a few more shows scheduled to be seen before the year ends. If I were to recommend a show, I’d say go see as many as you can, but it wouldn’t hurt if you started out with Cabaret. And just a little heads up; Emma Stone will be joining the cast as Sally Bowles in November!
If you have 8 minutes and 27 seconds to spare, I would recommend you to check out this video of The Tony’s opening number from last year. You can’t go any bigger than that. At least this years Tony show couldn’t.