Charl Brown had to postpone his birthday trip by a few days because he had to audition once again for the role of Smokey Robinson in Motown: The Musical. Bright and early on the day after Memorial Day, Brown received the call that he had landed his first starring role on Broadway.
Chita Rivera is on fire. In August I was one of hundreds cheering as a slinky Rivera, black flapper -- style dress fluttering, made her grand entrance from the back of the audience into Cherry Grove, Fire Island's Ice Palace.
Sitting down with Diane Paulus is like finding yourself on the stage of great theatrical production where you are rapt with awe and fascination on how one woman could have such deep love for theater, it's power to transform her audience into a character in the play.