Five Reasons You CAN’T MISS Seeing Falsettos in Movie Theaters
July 14th, 2017
by Josh Ferri
Update: Falsettos airs October 27 at 9 PM on PBS, check your local listings for more info.
Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award-nominated revival of William Finn & James Lapine’s tearjerker Falsettos arrives this weekend at a movie theater near you, and you’d be a fool to miss the opportunity to see this production on the big screen—even if you saw it at the Kerr.
Here are just five (of countless) reasons why your weekend must include a good, cathartic cry in Falsettoland.
Stephanie J. Block’s “I’m Breaking Down”
Truth be told, it’s a gift that her entire performance has been preserved on film like this. While I live for “Trina’s Song” and “Holding to the Ground”, this comic masterpiece was SJB at the peak of her prowess—singing her face off and funny as hell, while also touching on something real. That movie theater better be ready to cheer.
The Chemistry Between Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells
The journey these two incredible actors take with their deeply flawed characters is remarkable. Even when they are at each other’s throats in Act One, you never doubt the passion and love Marvin and Whizzer have for one another. Then how to even describe their Act Two... The electricity between them and what they created together is rare onstage or onscreen.
The Pure Joy of Brandon Uranowitz and Anthony Rosenthal Dancing “Jason’s Therapy”
It’s a moment in the show and cast recording that makes me smile till my face hurts. This young kid and his soon-to-be-stepfather/psychiatrist carelessly dancing around to “Why don’t you feel alright for the rest of your life”. It lifts you up so high in a piece that will leave you sobbing later.
The Vocals of “Something Bad Is Happening”
When the lesbians next door (Tracie Thoms and Betsy Wolfe) come together for this duet, you can’t help but marvel at the effortless sound of their voices. It would warrant a full-out praise hand if it were only appropriate in the story arc. (So you can do a tiny one…it’s a big movie theater.)
Andrew Rannells’ Tennis Shorts
Enough said. #ThirstTrap
Click here to get movie locations and times to see ‘Falsettos’ July 15, 16, & 19.