Happy New Year and greetings from The Broadway Blog! We hope your holiday season was packed with show tunes. The curtain rises on some exciting changes as our founding editor, Tom Mizer, graciously passes the torch to pursue his own theatrical endeavors. Have no fear, though — we’ll be hearing more from Tom as he continues to contribute reviews and commentary on the New York theater scene as well as discover the sexiest guys on Broadway for our Theater Buff column.
So what will become of us? Will we be like Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood — damned to an unfinished eternity? Uh… no. Enter Peggy Sawyer (aka Matthew Wexler). I’ll be stepping into Tom’s character shoes as The Broadway Blog’s new editor to bring you the latest dish on what’s happening on Broadway (and off). I’ll be raiding dressing rooms, going global to discover the best international theater, and revealing some real-life drama with guest contributors from the entertainment industry.
As a special throwback, I thought I’d offer up a clip from the year I moved to New York City to make my own way on the Great White Way. I pounded the pavement for a few years and trust me kids, it ain’t easy. I didn’t resort to “The Life,” but after seeing this gritty musicalization of New York City in the 80s, I was ready to don fishnets and hit Times Square. Lillias White and Chuck Cooper snagged Tony Awards for their performances and I filed away the first of many playbills to come. Stay tuned… 2013 is going to be filled with high drama!
“My Body” from The Life, performed at the 51st Annual Tony Awards.