Thursday, June 17, 2010

From Palo Alto to Broadway

We were so excited about the Tony Awards last Sunday night. First the new musical “Memphis” won 4 awards including Best Musical and Best Book, Score and Orchestrations. “Memphis” had its world premier here in Palo Alto. Our local, professional theatre company, TheaterWorks, workshopped the show in 2002 at its New Works Festival and presented the first fully staged performance of the work on its main stage in 2004. Several of the cast members stayed with the show all the way and were nominated for Tony Awards.

The Memphis TV commercial:


Production number from the Tony Awards:


Secondly, we have our show tickets lined up for our 10-day trip to NYC in July. We have 15 shows we are going to see.
Fri: Next Fall (8 pm)
Sat: La Cage aux Folles (2 pm); My Trip Down the Pink Carpet (9 pm)
Sun: Fela! (2pm); Black Angels Over Tuskegee (7 pm)
Mon: American Idiot (8 pm)
Tues: Fences (8 pm)
Wed: Lend Me a Tenor (2 pm); Race (8 pm)
Thurs: Memphis (8pm)
Fri: Addams Family (8 pm)
Sat: Million Dollar Quartet (2 pm); Promises, Promises (8 pm)
Sun: Everyday Rapture (2 pm); TBA for evening show. Any off-Broadway suggestions?


Peter said...

Wow, that sounds like a fantastic trip! Can we sneak into your luggage?

Janelle said...

My brother & I watched the Tonys together & Memphis caught his eye, especially.

Personally, I'd love to see La Cage aux Folles & American Idiot.

Esther said...

Looks like a great lineup!

Friends of mine saw Black Angels Over Tuskegee with their teenage son and they loved it.

I think Helen Hunt will be the stage manager in Our Town when you're there, if you want to see it again. I think they have a Sunday night show & you could have a nice dinner in the Village.

Have a wonderful trip. I'll be looking forward to your reviews!

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