Please forgive my brevity today. I’m in an unholy tizzy. Tell you more tomorrow.
New York theaters and performance spaces are all closed until 2021 (or later), and I confess I’m getting a little (read: a LOT) twitchy not being able to go to the theater or concerts. I thought today would be a good day to share some fascinating behind-the-scenes peeks at some of the world’s most beloved companies.
Hey! You’re still here. Okay. This bit is something of a downer, but it came up in my search, and I felt like I should share. The last Broadway show I saw with Beloved and the Posse was The Inheritance, a 6.5-hour, 2-part play, loosely based upon Howard’s End, that looked at how the AIDS plague affected modern gay men. It was all the things – moving, funny, heartbreaking, brilliant, and at times, a little long – but I loved every minute of it. Little did we know it would be our last show of 2020. The pandemic was headed our way, and nothing could stop it. I think it was the last time I was perfectly unaware that our lives were about the change.
Anyway, the play’s author, Matthew Lopez, wrote an article for Vogue about the last time he saw his brilliant-if-long play, about a month after we saw it. I thought you might find it interesting.