Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Original Broadway Cast
And, while not original casts I was also lucky enough to have seen Ben Gazzara and Colleen Dewhurst in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (New York); Glenda Jackson and John Lithgow in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Los Angeles); Jason Robards and Colleen Dewhurst in A Moon for the Misbegotten; and Tyne Daly in a smashing revival of Gypsy.
I saw a young actress named Olympia Dukakis in a play called Nourish the Beast in the Village in, oh... 1973?
I heard Pavarotti and Joan Sutherland sing I Puritani the Met, and Magda Olivero in Tosca in, of all places, Newark, NJ.
I saw Hair in West Berlin. In German.
And then there was that beautiful young man playing the Bach cello suites, in a light rain, on West 4th Street in Greenwich Village.
That's still one of my favorite performances. Ever.