It’s a crazy time of year, and everybody’s got too much to do. But sometimes, you just have to fight back against injustice. I saw a wonderful new show on Broadway the other night, Bonnie & Clyde. I was there with my husband, who’s been known to walk out during the overture once or twice, and at the intermission more times than I can count. And he really, really likes the show. Other friends were with us. We all loved the show, the sets, the story-telling devices. We knew we were in the presence of newly minted stars, who sing gloriously. We laughed, we gasped. We felt deeply for the women who lost their children. And we walked out humming the tunes. The show’s producers are talented, experienced, dedicated, smart. The lead producer, Kathleen Raitt, is a woman in our age bracket, and the cast is filled with outstanding actresses of a certain age.
Then the show got slammed by some critics. It’s as if they’d written the reviews before seeing the show.
We’ve all known prejudice, one way and another. And we know how to fight it, too. After all, how many times have we been to shows and movies that critics have raved about and we’ve thought, “What the **** were they thinking!” As you may know, I have a personal interest in seeing Broadway thrive, in seeing New York City draw visitors. Help to keep this show running, and to put reviews in their proper perspective—as a matter of opinion, the beginning of a conversation.
Please, switch over to your search engine—it’ll only take a couple of minutes—and buy tickets right now. Or click right here.
After you’ve seen the show, let’s talk.