I realize this has nothing to do with gastronomy, but I gotta get it off my chest. Sarah and I went to a show on Tuesday that was absolutely spectacular. The past few "hit" shows that we've seen have all been disappointing, and so we didn't have our hopes up for a great show.
Especially because it might invoke comparisons to Les Mis, we thought it might be a derivative show.
And if you think a Broadway musical is by definition derivative, then you'd probably think so about this one.
But we thought that this was the greatest show we've seen on Broadway in ten years. Classic, heartbreaking, tragic story. Inventive, compelling ways to tell a very complicated plot line. Music was great, actors were beautiful singers and appealing in their roles.
We don't mind if the lead actor has had a few moral questions about his backstage behavior. How many times has that happened at a Van Halen concert and nobody bats an eye?