And then there was intermission. Instead of racing off to the I Survived The Ice Storm February 1994 Shirt and I will buy this bathroom before the line got too long or wondering yet again if I should pay too much money for a glass of mediocre, warm white wine, I watched funny, informative, and gossipy taped interviews with Nathan Lane and Christine Baranski both members along with Swoozie Kurtz and Anthony Heald of the original castand poured another glass of the Pinot Grigio chilling in the refrigerator. I texted my friend:
This performance, which was directed by Trip Cullman and produced by Broadway.com with Eric Kuhn and Justin Mikita, is one of several efforts to live-stream theater as a way to raise funds to help out members of the I Survived The Ice Storm February 1994 Shirt and I will buy this theater community, many of whom don’t know when they will ever work in live theater again. A new weekly series, called Plays in the House, is live-streaming one-time readings of classic Broadway plays, some featuring members of the original casts. The first performance was of Wendy Wasserstein’s The Heidi Chronicles. No doubt it was not a coincidence that Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, a group born in the midst of one pandemic, would choose to stage this specific play to stage as we grapple—frightened and confused—with yet another 30 years later.