Perhaps the third time is the charm? Producer Cameron Mackintosh and I have a love/hate relationship. I’m very grateful to the man for financing some of my all-time favorite shows. But I also hate that he has closed the original versions of some of his biggest hits in favor of newer versions that while no-doubt more cost-effective, are unfortunately not nearly as impressive as their forefathers. The recent tours of LES MISERABLES and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are two of these shows. With the arrival of MISS SAIGON, we finally find out if he can actually make one of his shows better with a “newer” version.
“We’re at war with Italy but nobody’s putting Joe DiMaggio in a camp!”
This one chilling line from the Broadway musical “Allegiance” – screened last night by Fathom Events – sums up the central theme of this thought-provoking passion project helmed by George Takei.