These little moviolas they do at the beginning of the elimination episodes are so fascinating. It’s like the hardest mandate, because you’re having to make a little featurette about how this is simultaneously a funeral and a football game, and they’re really doing it up this year with the sad music and gritty backstage footage. Well done. I feel like this is going to take one million years, even more than usual, because of the whole double-eliminating thing. Ryan will find a way to d*** it right around.
Man, Elton John brings up a lot of childhood stuff, doesn’t he? That was crazy last night. And then coincidentally tonight I saw the tour of the revival of West Side Story that closed in January, and it was so good!
Besides Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Anita is probably my favorite person in all of musicals. She’s totally bad-ass, she’s a composite of the three best characters in Romeo & Juliet, and she’s also from the future, like, she’s like the only person in the entire play that gets it, so when shit falls apart it’s mostly just sad because she was right the whole time, and it just didn’t matter. It’s like Battlestar Galactica with those guys. Everybody was crying throughout the whole second act, it was wild.