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October 17, 2008


Dear Danny,
That was a joy to read. Your descriptions are so vivid. You seem to get so much out of simple pleasures as well as bigger treats like the Broadway shows. Thanks.

It was great to see you and Kendall and thanks for the kind words about Jack and Ben. As if to punctuate your remarks. Ben is listening to the bootleg I grabbed of the Tanglewoods show right now on the stereo, while Jack is competing full on singing and playing White Light at the same time -- it's only 7am and I haven't even had coffee yet...

That's a beautiful picture of the fall foliage at the top of the post and I'm glad you got a chance to see it at it's finest!

I love living vicariously through your blog--sad, huh?

I miss the theatre and I love the "name dropping." I feel I am rubbing elbows with greatness when I read your posts.

BEAYTIFUL picture of the foliage, Danny..And a great account of your wonderful trip.
About SOUTH PACIFC: They couldn't possibly do that kind of Color-Blind casting in this show. It would be against every point that the show is making. That they had men of color as part of the cast, but seperated in a way, is absolutely right in every way. I was glad to read that, and it IS correct in the sense that these soldiers and sailors were seperated, in almost every way.
I had seen The Tony's, of course, and thought it was too bad that they did not pick one powerful number and do it all the way through--BUT, on the other hand, for the many people who have never seen this show, it gave them a larger picture, I guess.
As to ALL the films of R&H's shows...None of them were ever close to the power of the shows themselves. They were all bland imitations, in my view. A shame, really, because that is ALL we have as a rememberence, except, for those of us lucky enough, what is in our memories from seeing these shows on Broadway in their Original incarnations.
I would so love to see this revival of SOUTH PACIFIC, for so many reasons, not the least of which is your review here.

I love the theater reviews. I've always loved Estelle Parsons' acting. What a wonderful trip you must have had. I'm glad you guys were able to do that.

Was Marian Seldes in Digging To China?

Yes she was, Mindy. And in the more recent "The Visitor."

That picture of the autumn colors is amazing. I can only imagine what it's like driving through such scenery. Making a mental note to make sure we catch this time of year if and when we ever get to visit New England.

I wish you had come to Vermont to visit me! Whaaa! Maybe next time?

I adore Marian Seldes. I met her once, briefly, after a play, and was as impressed with her offstage as I was with her onstage. I want to be her BFF. She was a legend at my alma mater (the Dalton School in NYC) for being an alum.

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