January 5, 2009

A Blizzard of Closings On Broadway

Christopher Isherwood of the NY Times did an excellent and insightful article about the current closings on the Great White Way. It's a really good read and as a theatre fan will make you more nostalgic about the show closings this month. In fact, I share his sentiments when he wrote this:

"This year, as you watch the lights dim on a performance that has meant something to you, that has made something happen in your heart or your head, you may see the real human being through the mask of the fictional characters a little more vividly. The chorus kid with the megawatt smile, the all-but-legendary musical diva with a devoted following, the up-and-coming young leading man — when the curtain falls they will all return to being actors anxiously awaiting their next engagement, at a scarily perilous time for everybody. So keep clapping, please, and a “Bravo!” or two would surely be appreciated."

So click on he link and read Big Finale, All Together Now: A Month of Broadway Closings.

Here's a slide show of curtain calls from the NY Times.


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