In November I was in New York City for a
gathering of the American Theatre Critics Association. I saw five
Broadway shows, listened to some informative panel discussions and
attended a luncheon at Sardi’s with an array of Broadway performers.
I turned up
at Broadway’s St. James Theatre on Nov. 12 for Something Rotten with moderate expectations. I had seen a number
from the show on the Tony Awards last June, so I knew it was an amusing backstage
mash-up of Elizabethan England and musical theater.
SATURDAY AUG. 18: According to ABC News, librarians at Guantanamo Bay’s prison detention center have had to order more copies of the 1990s TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air starring Will Smith because a lot of prisoners like watching it.