Things I Don’t Care About:
-I’ve stopped caring about the AIG scandal.
-Facebook’s new layout.
-Who got kicked off of “American Idol” and/or “Dancing With the Stars.”
Things I Do Care About:
-Ian McShane making breakfast in the pilot episode of “Kings.”
-Natasha Richardson dying.
-Matt Freeman’s great post about manifestos on theater.
-The fact that when I have fifteen minutes before the curtain of a play I’m reviewing and the bill hasn’t come for dinner and I’m eating a crème brûlée that’s not very good, my thoughts begin to be voiced by George Sanders as Addison DeWitt.
-The fact that “Love Never Dies” makes me genuinely excited for Julie Taymor/Bono/The Edge’s “Spider-Man” musical.
-John Simon liking BOTH “Blithe Spirit” and “West Side Story” more than Michael Kuchwara. Actually, I take that back. John Simon raving about “Blithe Spirit” and giving “West Side Story” a positive review is pretty big.