Tony and Emmy-award nominated Moises Kaufman and two time grammy-award winner Arturo O’Farrell collaborated to bring Carmen: an Afro-Cuban Jazz Musical to the Olney Theatre Center. After the critically-acclaimed success of Kaufman’s previous projects (The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde and I Am My Own Wife) the Olney Theatre Center did not want to miss the opportunity to host this cutting-edge project. Originally skeptical of how the beloved opera would translate into a new setting, time period, and genre, the Tectonic Theater Project successfully surprised and entertained me with this clever show.
Being a huge fan of theatre, I was very excited about the prospect of the TV show Galavant, on ABC, when it began last season. I appreciated its satirical approach to musical theatre, and I found it entertaining. But, I was very disappointed in the unresolved season 1 ending!
Since Galavant did not seem to have many viewers, I had come to terms with the fact that I would never know if Gary Galavant ended up with Princess Isabella. But, Galavant came back with a second season! The premiere episode of Season 2, “A New Season aka Suck it Cancellation Bear,” says it all in its title.
“Grease is the word,” … especially last night, as I, along with America, tuned in to watch Grease: Live on FOX.
When I first heard that FOX was doing Grease Live, the first thing I thought was that FOX was wanting to compete with NBC (The Sound of Music: Live, Peter Pan: Live, and The Wiz: Live). After watching Grease: Live, FOX is successfully giving NBC a run for its money!