We’re going to see “Ink” on Broadway in a couple of weeks. It’s a play about Rupert Murdock and the Sun newspaper. I’m not a fan of Rupert, but am a huge fan of newspapers, so looking forward to it.
I also am a Fan of Johnny Lee Miller who stars with Bertie Carvel, who plays Murdock, Johnny Lee plays Larry Lamb, the editor of the Sun. Johnny of course plays Sherlock Holmes in the excellent tv show Elementary.
From Ink’s website: “It’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy—and ultimately horrify—the competition. He brings on rogue editor Larry Lamb who in turn recruits an unlikely team of underdog reporters. Together, they will go to any lengths for success and the race for the most ink is on!”
Saw “Hello Dolly” the other day, starring Bernadette Peters. She’s been taking over for Bette Midler, who will return later this month.
The show was incredible. So fun, so beautiful, the music is fantastic. When Dolly/Bernadette came out all in red at the top of the red staircase and started singing the “Hello Dolly” song with the waiters in the scene, I got goosebumps.
During the show I kept picturing Bette and Barbara Streisand, the original Dolly, in the role, going back and forth in my head from Bernadette to them and back again.
The play is so much fun. And so colorful, every scene is more colorful than the next. I don’t want to ruin anything, but some surprises happen during certain scenes and they just blow you away.
At a couple of points in the show, Bernadette had Victor Garber, who plays Horace Vandergelder, cracking up, out of character, like they used to do on the Carol Burnett Show. So great.
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