Archive for May, 2010

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: Brent Carver, Anthony Crivello, and Chita Rivera in KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN

Posted in Musical Mondays on May 31, 2010 by Daddycatcher

We are counting down Daddycatcher’s Top 10 Favorite Musicals of All-Time and at #4 is the dark and daring Kiss of the Spider Woman.  The musical is based on the novel of the same name written by Manuel Puig.  The score is by the great songwriting team John Kander & Fredd Ebb with book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally.  The production was directed by Harold Prince.

Daddycatcher saw a very haunting production of Kiss of the Spider Woman at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans during his high school senior trip in 2000.  The production was top-tier community theatre but was exhilarating.  The original trio of actors from the Broadway production – Chita Rivera, Brent Carver, and Anthony Crivello – each won a Tony Award for their portrayals of the Spider Woman, Aurora, and Valentin.

As a special bonus, Daddycatcher has included Vanessa Williams’ rendition of the title song.  Daddycatcher’s introduction to this musical was through the Williams cast recording (she replaced Rivera in the Broadway production) which also included Howard McGillin and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

New ‘World of Color’ TV Spot

Posted in Daddycatcher's Disney Obsession on May 31, 2010 by Daddycatcher

The June 11th premiere is just around the corner!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Tony Nominees in Vanity Fair

Posted in Broadway on May 28, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher is pushing for Tony Award wins for Eddie Redmayne (Red) and Katie Finneran (Promises, Promises) on June 13th. Redmayne, Finneran, and other nominees are featured in a splashy Vanity Fair photo spread.

Daddycatcher’s CATCH OF THE DAY: Some Random Guy From Facebook

Posted in Catch of the Day on May 26, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Aren’t you ever curious about some of the people that your Facebook friends connect with?

Imagine Daddycatcher’s surprise when his friend Joe became friends with this fella!

Emmy Campaigning

Posted in Television on May 26, 2010 by Daddycatcher

Daddycatcher would like to begin the Emmy campaign for Mike O’Malley and Mary Beth Peil.

On Glee, O’Malley plays Burt Hummel, the father of resident out and proud McKinley High student Kurt Hummel.  While still uncomfortable about his son’s homosexuality, Burt has shown tenderness and unwavering support of his son.

On The Good Wife, Peil portrays Chris Noth’s WASP-ish but domineering mother, Jackie.  Over the course of the season, she has shown that not only is his wife an important part of his life (and now, campaign!) so is his mother!

Daddycatcher’s MUSICAL MONDAY: 1970 Original Broadway Cast and Raul Esparza in COMPANY

Posted in Musical Mondays on May 24, 2010 by Daddycatcher

We have reached the halfway point in Daddycatcher’s countdown of his Top 10 Favorite Musicals of All Time.  At number 5 is the Stephen Sondheim / George Furth 1970 musical, Company.

Company revolves around Bobby (a single man unable to commit fully to a steady relationship, let alone marriage), the five married couples who are his best friends, and his three girlfriends.  The show was the first collaboration between Sondheim and director Harold Prince.

Daddycatcher purchased the 1995 revival cast recording when he was 17 and enjoyed the show.  But it wasn’t until he purchased the original cast recording that he felt the yearning and urgency in the musical numbers, especially in “Another Hundred People.”  The show is probably one of the reasons that Daddycatcher fell in love with New York.  As it is a show that could only be set in New York.

Company is, without a doubt, Daddycatcher’s favorite Sondheim musical.  The recent Broadway revival, which starred Raúl Esparza, was the closest thing to the ideal production that Daddycatcher has pictured in his head.

10 Minutes of Musical Theatre Heaven

Posted in Broadway, Divas on May 24, 2010 by Daddycatcher

That is what Katie Finneran provides in the Broadway revival of Promises, Promises which Daddycatcher saw Friday night!