Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Same as every other year: each film was watched in its entirety. All films that I’d never seen before have been marked with an asterisk. *Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 1/1*Shirley Valenti…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 12:12AM
Monday, December 31, 2018

My Year In Show Music by Kevin Daly

A few years ago, I made a conscious decision to keep a log of the musical theatre-related albums I listened to *in their entirety* throughout the calendar year. With a couple of exceptions…

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Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Same as every other year: all films were watched in their entirety and all films that I’d never seen before have been marked with an asterisk. The Bishop’s Wife (1947) 1/1 *Sing Stre…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:14PM

My Year in Show Music by Kevin Daly

A couple years ago I realized that shuffle made it easier for me to have my own portable radio but made me less likely to listen to complete albums. Around this time, I made a conscious dec…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:18PM
Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Same as every other year: all films were watched in their entirety and all films that I’d never seen before have been marked with an asterisk. The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (1991) 1/9 The Monster Sq…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 03:48AM
Saturday, December 31, 2016

My Year in Show Music by Kevin Daly

Last year, I made the conscious decision to keep a log of the albums (cast recordings, movie musical soundtracks, solo albums, live concert recordings, etc) that I listened to in their enti…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 09:48PM
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

At Large Elsewhere: The Podcast Edition by Kevin Daly

I’ve done a lot of interesting things as a result of writing this blog. I’ve been interviewed by major newspapers and I’ve been seen on videos for Stage Rush and Patty and…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 02:48AM
Thursday, December 8, 2016

She Loves Me – Menier Chocolate Factory by Kevin Daly

“My kingdom for a revival of She Loves Me!” is a thing I once tweeted. I fell in love with the original Broadway cast recording in high school, but it would be years before I wo…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 06:12AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A New Old World Revisited by Kevin Daly

Late in the second act of The Light in the Piazza, Margaret Johnson tells Signor Naccarelli “There is no survey of the facts like time.” He doesn’t understand what she mean…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 02:19AM
Monday, January 4, 2016

‘Beautiful’ on LP by Kevin Daly

Since the long-playing record went out of vogue, very few contemporary cast recordings have been released on vinyl, the most notable being the original Broadway cast recording of The Drowsy…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 08:04PM
Saturday, January 2, 2016

An Elegy for Angus McIndoe’s by Kevin Daly

Much to my surprise, and the surprise of many in the NY theatre community, it was announced today that Angus’ Cafe Bistro (formerly Angus McIndoe Restaurant) would close Sunday, Januar…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:51PM
Friday, January 1, 2016

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Same as every other year: all films were watched in their entirety and all films that I’d never seen before have been marked with an asterisk. *The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) 1/16 *Into t…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 01:03AM

My Favorite Performances, 2015 by Kevin Daly

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century – Very rarely have I seen a marriage of performer and character more perfect than Chenoweth as Lily Garland. Ferociously funny, surprising, …

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 01:03AM
Thursday, December 31, 2015

My Year in Show Music by Kevin Daly

Last New Year’s Eve, while preparing my annual “Year of Living Cinematically” post, I sat typing with my recently-played iTunes playlist on shuffle. At some point during m…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 03:51PM
Monday, May 25, 2015

"Stars of the Future"

While browsing through my Playbill for the musical The Girl Who Came to Supper (which ran for 112 performances at the Broadway Theatre from December 8, 1963 to March 14, 1964), I came across this particular feature in which producers picked the actresses they felt were most destined for stardom.

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 05:58PM
Sunday, May 10, 2015

City Center Encores! Announces 23rd Season by Kevin Daly

Cabin in the Sky Music: Vernon Duke Lyrics: John LaTouche Book: Lynn Root February 10-14, 2016 1776 Music and Lyrics: Sherman Edwards Book: Peter Stone March 30-April 3, 2016 Do I Hear a Wal…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 12:22PM
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Award Winners Announced! by Kevin Daly

The 2015 Theatre World Award Winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2014-2015 theatrical season have been announced! The ceremony will take place on Mo…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:30PM
Sunday, May 3, 2015

‘Gypsy’ – Savoy Theatre by Kevin Daly

While it seems as if there’s a new Broadway revival of Gypsy every five minutes, London has not seen a production of the legendary musical since the original West End production close…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 10:25PM
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

My Favorite Performances, 2014 by Kevin Daly

Bryan Cranston, All the Way – It was staggering to see Cranston transform from the dopey dad on Malcolm in the Middle to the now-legendary Walter White on Breaking Bad. His performanc…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:59PM

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Same as every other year: all films were watched in their entirety and all films that I’d never seen before have been marked with an asterisk. *Remember the Night (1940) 1/11 *August: …

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:05PM
Monday, October 13, 2014

‘Can-Can’ at Paper Mill Playhouse by Kevin Daly

It’s only taken 31 years, but I finally saw a show at the Paper Mill Playhouse. When Kate Baldwin announced at 54 Below that she was starring in their production of Can-Can, I knew I h…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 03:26PM
Monday, September 29, 2014

‘You Can’t Take It With You’ on Broadway by Kevin Daly

It’s been said that home is where the heart is. In that case, home should be the Longacre Theatre where a joyous Broadway revival of You Can’t Take It With You is currently playi…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:17AM
Friday, June 13, 2014

City Center Encores! Announces 22nd Season by Kevin Daly

Lady, Be Good! Music: George Gershwin Lyrics: Ira Gershwin Book: Guy Bolton & Fred Thompson February 4-8, 2015 Paint Your Wagon Music: Frederick Loewe Book & Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner …

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 02:32PM
Saturday, June 7, 2014

And the Tony didn’t go to… Part II by Kevin Daly

It’s Tony Awards time, yet again. The last month has been spent praising the nominees, cursing the nominating committee for what it got wrong (namely, The Bridges of Madison County) an…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 10:21PM
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The 70th Annual Theatre World Award Winners Announced! by Kevin Daly

The 2014 Theatre World Award Winners for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season have been announced! The ceremony will take place on Mo…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:29AM
Friday, April 11, 2014

‘The Bridges of Madison County’ on Broadway by Kevin Daly

Recently, I referred to the 1956 musical The Most Happy Fella, Frank Loesser’s lush romantic masterpiece, as a “grown-up musical for grown-ups.” Much of the current Broadw…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:03AM
Monday, March 24, 2014

“Chronicle of a Closing Night” Revisited by Kevin Daly

I’ve been collecting Playbills for years. Not only the shows I have seen, but also ones that I’ve picked up at the Broadway Flea Market or in various shops. It started initially …

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 05:10PM
Friday, March 14, 2014

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – The Original Broadway Cast Recording by Kevin Daly

One of my prized possessions is a copy of the 4-LP original Broadway cast album of Edward Albee’s masterpiece Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  It’s a handsomely packaged b…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 09:26PM
Monday, March 10, 2014

An Open Letter to Emma Thompson by Kevin Daly

Dear Ms. Thompson, This past week, I had the unmitigated pleasure of witnessing you make your New York stage debut in the exciting New York Philharmonic concert of Sweeney Todd. I have long …

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 05:26PM
Friday, February 14, 2014

‘Robert and Elizabeth’ – An Appreciation by Kevin Daly

I have a soft spot for depictions of romance between historical figures. Often, there is a greater antagonizing force that heightens the intimacy significantly, and also captures me on an in…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 04:49AM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Year of Living Cinematically by Kevin Daly

Another year of movie watching gone! The same rules for my list like every year: each film was watched in its entirety and an asterisk indicates a film watched for the first time. Intere…

SOURCE: Theatre Aficionado at Large at 11:06PM

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