Friday, May 23, 2008

Quote of the Day: It ain't a juke-box musical thankfully.

Hoda Kotb: "[Bernadette Peters] is going to sing on our show today!"
Kathie Lee Gifford: She's going to sing on our show today and it's going to show you what you missed by seeing this particular production of Sunday in the Park with George, which we went to see yesterday and it's a lovely production. It's a British Production with two new stars, they're both Tony-nominated. I saw the original with Mandy Patinkin and Bernadette! It was very, very different, that's the thing. This wasn't your first Sondheim experience?
HK: Gypsy was my first one!
KLG: How different are these two shows?
HK: They're very different. Let me tell you, this one, the thing that struck me about this one, was there's a lot of 'gee whiz' to me, because you're watching, it starts off with this blank canvas, it's all white and suddenly you see what looks like a chalk drawing that starts and you're watching this painting develop and you're constantly the 'oh my gosh look over there, oh my gosh look over there'. I think it's such, it's eye-candy, for people, I thought it was really beautifully done.
KLG: Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, nine Tony nominations. And it's a little cerebral for some people. It's not your, it ain't a juke-box musical thankfully, and you really, Sondheim makes you think.

Kathie Lee Gifford & Hoda Kotb, The Today Show, 5/21/08

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