Monday, November 10, 2008

Broadway Monday

Bernard is an English playboy in Paris with three girlfriends, who are all flight attendants. With the help of his housekeeper, Berthe, Bernard has organized a schedule to allow his three loves to each spend a night at his apartment whenever they are in Paris. This all works perfectly until the new double-speed Super Boeing arrives and changes the flight schedules.
This show is on my list of pick-ups the next time I'm in New York and I hope it stays around just a bit longer so I can make it happen. It's been open since May of this year and has enjoyed rotating a series of excellent actors in the key roles. Currently Christine Baranski plays housekeeper Berthe, Greg Germann plays Bernard (the role was opened by Bradley Whitford), and Paige Davis, Rebecca Gayheart and Missi Pyle take on the roles of stewardesses Gloria, Gabriella and Gretchen. Plus, it's set in the 60's---what could be better?!
Boeing-Boeing won 2008 Tony Awards for Best Revival and Best Actor in a Play. It can currently be seen in it's open-ended run at the Longacre Theatre.

No comments: