Tyrion de Bergerac

Peter Dinklage as Cyrano. In a league of his own. Stage actor par excellence. Evocative mesmerizing powerful performance. True to Edmond Rostand’s French oeuvre. Black box intimate venue. Daryl Roth in Union Square. Un cadeau de la saison.

Tyrion’s passion and pathos. Came through up close. It’s all in his eyes.

Golden Gates

Jimmy GGB – Brees shoot-out. Niners took a narrow but glowing win. Unfortunate loss for Brady & Co. Mahomes got a lotta help from the refs and the last brilliant defensive play. Seahawks got smashed by LA. Yay. And. Hey. Tiger’s ready to command the course Down Under.

Golden Globe nom standouts. Succession. Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Killing Eve & Fleabag. Barry. Liked Kirsten Dunst also in an endearing role. Movies? Didn’t see any.

Pop Opéra

Moulin Rouge. The Musical.

Cheeky Whimsical Parody of the Original. Serial Show-Stoppers. Modern Pop Playlist. Dancing. Singing. Dying. Confetti. Aerial stunts. Fun!

La Traviata and La Bohème all rolled into one.

Kitschy. Kitschy. Ya. Ya. Ga. Ga.

Front row mezzanine. Loved the lavish sets and costumes. Paris. Montmarte. Giant Elephant. Le Moulin Rouge- The Red Windmill.

Every Broadway Cliché you could ask for. Just what we needed after a day of impeachment fatigue. Ten minutes from home. Allons-nous-en!

UWSiders

Although nothing compares to the vote to maybe think about starting to think about impeachment hearings. Or tonight’s Democrat debate.

Drink when anyone says “soul of our country” and “who we are”.

 

It is also pretty exciting when Dr. Husband’s twice-weekly alternate side parking routine includes a visit from a typical Upper West Side couple, Steven & Kate, shlepping their old dog down the street for a walk. But. Hey. They do live on our block.

 

First ObamaFlick Scores

If American Factory is any indication of Barack & Michelle’s talent for choosing great content, then they could have their own Network.

This first choice is a documentary about a Chinese glass company that takes over a moth-balled auto factory in Dayton, Ohio. The stories of both Americans who want to welcome the company for its jobs and the Chinese management and workers who come with it is astoundingly intimate. Access is based on trust of the local filmmakers through the ups and downs of a foreign entity taking over a community workplace.

A willingness to bond with each other’s cultures turns to a clash. Resolution is never complete nor easy. This is a must-see brilliant view of life in middle America and working-class China. Global realities. Bravo.

Phoebe Phenom

Phoebe Waller-Bridge. A 34-year old Brit who has conjured the most unique television series phenomenons. Her Killing Eve a sociopathic edgy thriller. And. Just finished FleaBag. Her genius writing only eclipsed by her acting in the lead role as … Claire’s sister?

Quirky doesn’t begin to capture her characters. Sui generis. Villanelle. Fleabag. Not easy to watch. Yet. Can’t stop. All. Like nothing else.