The Show: The Lion King – Book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice The Time: November 27, 2009 Me: Happy Thanksgiving! Can I cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner in my tiny kitchen? Time to find out!
The Show: Hair – Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, music by Galt MacDermot The Time: November 8, 2009 Me: “Wheeee, I freaking love this city!”
The Show: Next to Normal – Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, music by Tom Kitt The Time: October 1 & 24 and November 28, 2009 Me: Post-College Panic – “Wait, I’m not ready to be a grown-up!”
The Show: Mary Poppins – Book by Julian Fellowes (that British fellow who wrote Downton Abbey), Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles, and Anthony Drewe The Time: September 27, 2009 Me: Nearly College Graduate, Moving to NYC for Big Important Internship.
Last week, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch passed away at the age of 89. In honor of her life and incredible career on the stage, I am skipping quite a ways ahead in the Playbill Throwback series to my one and only opportunity to see Elaine Stritch on-stage in the 2009 revival of A Little Night…
The Show: Wicked – Book by Winnie Holzman, Music/Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz The Time: Summer of 2005 Me: Are you serious? I’m about to see my fourth Broadway show, and it happens to be Wicked!
The Show: Rent – Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson The Time: Summer of 2005 Me: Star-Eyed Young’un, Still Pinching Myself After Seeing Two (One, Two!) Tony-Winning Shows
The Show: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Book by Jeffrey Lane, Music/Lyrics by David Yazbek The Time: Summer of 2005 Me: A Broadway Young’un, Plus a Few Days and One Tony-Winning Show
The Show: Avenue Q – Book by Jeff Whitty, Music/Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx The Time: Summer of 2005 Me: A Broadway Young’un, Just Cutting My Teeth on New York Theatre