Two days ago I shelled out the rest of my iTunes money for the Hair cast album. I listened to it in the only way it is acceptable to listen to a CD like this - music blasting, singing at the top of my lungs, and thrashing my head during Donna. (Try to keep your head still while listening to that song. It's pretty much impossible.) Anyway. I own upwards of 50 cast albums. It's a sickness. But this one is definitely among the top five. A brilliant CD from a brilliant show. If West Side Story takes that Best Revival Tony, my reaction will be something like this. Angry Patti LuPone Bunny wants you to stop taking pictures. (It just never gets old.) Fortunately, Hair will win Best Revival, and then Arthur Laurents can wrap himself in his mediocre production and find someone new to hate. Current word on the street is that he and Sondheim are currently not speaking. If I knew Stephen Sondheim, I certainly would not want to get on his bad side. He might write a brilliantly worded song about how mean I am.
Before I go, here's a link to some pictures from Amy Morton's first night back in Osage County. I'm pretty sure this was the most triumphant return since The Second Coming of Christ.http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_Broadways_New_Violet_Phylicia_Rashad_Takes_Her_Bows_In_AUGUST_OSAGE_COUNTY_20090529