Over the last week or so, Broadway has been taking a hit thanks to the growing presence of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Day by day we were learning of performances of “Hamilton”, “Wicked”, “Harry Potter”, “Tina”, “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Jagged Little Pill” being shuttered until all was clear. Earlier this evening, the producers of “Jagged Little Pill” announced that this past Friday’s performance would be its last. Their official statement is below for your perusal.
The Tony Award winners were announced/revealed last night and while its a show that I generally enjoy watching I wasn’t able to do so this year because the network decided to air the awards broadcast on the Paramount+ streaming service while a celebratory concert mixed with some announcements would air in tandem on the public network. Though I had a subscription to Paramount+ for a short time based on a discounted rate, I let it lapse since I have Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max to contend with and don’t need it but I digress. I did my best to keep up with the filtering in announcements but ended up waiting for this morning to share the news with you. Let’s go.
“Jagged Little Pill” WINNER – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
Well hello there my friends, I am back once more to discuss the topic of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. Now, the show has just recently ended its super long broadcast which was done live in front of a limited audience of artist participants and hosted by Trevor Noah. As expected the Rock and Metal awards were dished out before the broadcast and this narrative will showcase the entire list which we culled through by zipping past the stuff that didn’t interest us all that much. I don’t think I have to point out that I don’t really listen to much of the stuff that was honored do I? So sit back with that last glass of wine before the work week and if you are seeing this with the morning coffee make sure it’s a strong one. Here are your winners….may we have the envelope please.
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Record Of The Year:
BLACK PARADE – Beyoncé; Beyoncé & Derek Dixie, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer
COLORS – Black Pumas; Adrian Quesada, producer; Adrian Quesada, engineer/mixer; JJ Golden, mastering engineer
ROCKSTAR – DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch; SethinTheKitchen, producer; Derek “MixedByAli” Ali, Chris Dennis & Liz Robson, engineers/mixers; Susan Tabor, mastering engineer
SAY SO – Doja Cat; Tyson Trax, producer; Clint Gibbs, engineer/mixer; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer WINNER – EVERYTHING I WANTED – Billie Eilish; Finneas O’Connell, producer; Rob Kinelski & Finneas O’Connell, engineers/mixers; John Greenham, mastering engineer
DON’T START NOW – Dua Lipa; Caroline Ailin & Ian Kirkpatrick, producers; Josh Gudwin, Drew Jurecka & Ian Kirkpatrick, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
CIRCLES – Post Malone; Louis Bell, Frank Dukes & Post Malone, producers; Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
SAVAGE – Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncél; Beyoncé & J. White Did It, producers; Stuart White, engineer/mixer; Colin Leonard, mastering engineer Continue reading Presenting The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards Winners→
For the last few weeks I’ve been sharing the broadcasts from the folks curating the BroadwayCon and if this is new news to you just click HERE to see what’s come before. Now it’s onto their latest news as this fun-filled event draws closer. Check it out.
The Press Release:
BroadwayCon welcomes new musicals Jagged Little Pill and Mrs. Doubtfire to the 2020 MainStage Spotlight Session lineup. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive look behind the curtain at the creation of Jagged Little Pill on Sunday, January 26, at 12:30 p.m. with cast members Antonio Cipriano (Phoenix), Kathryn Gallagher (Bella), Celia Rose Gooding (Frankie Healy), Derek Klena (Nick Healy), Sean Allan Krill (Steve Healy), Lauren Patten (Jo), and Elizabeth Stanley (Mary Jane Healy), moderated by Jerry Portwood, Rolling Stone Digital Director.
The Mrs. Doubtfire Mainstage Spotlight will take place on Saturday, January 25, at 3 p.m, featuring Jerry Zaks (Director), Lorin Latarro (Choreographer), Rob McClure (Daniel Hillard), Jenn Gambatese (Miranda Hillard), and more, moderated by Gordon Cox, Variety theatre critic and host of the “Stagecraft” podcast. Both shows will also perform select numbers for BroadwayCon attendees on Friday, January 24 during the BroadwayCon 2020 First Look, an exclusive showcase of performances from the newest and most talked-about shows of the season. Continue reading BroadwayCon 2020 Adds “Jagged Little Pill” & “Mrs. Doubtfire” To Show Lineup→