Happy Sunday! I’m up at the lake house with my parents, watching my father obsess over if/when the weather is going to be nice enough for us to take the sailboat out for the year. Right now, it is pouring rain, so NO.
Things to talk about!
It’s Deepak Tijori’s birthday! I think this might be a bit of a Shibboleth. If you recognize this face, you are a True 90s Hindi film fan:
My favorite Deepak role, I am torn between Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa and Sadak! In both, as always, he plays the Hero’s Best Friend.
DDLJ Broadway Musical!!!! Who is excited? Who is worried?
I am WORRIED! I think a fan musical would be amazing. I saw High School Musical The Musical The Roadshow years and years ago and it was AMAZING. Took the songs and plot and sort of cleverly re-imagined for the stage with an audience that knew every word of everything and cheered for character introductions and their favorite lines.
But I don’t know if it can work as a straight-musical, that is, introducing the story to a new audience. So much of the success of the film is related to the context, the actors, the way it is filmed, all of that. Can you translate the magic to a new era, a new medium, and a new audience? Especially since it looks like it is NEW SONGS, and that I am extremely worried about. Anyway, here is the announcement and those of you who live in California (YES I KNOW WHO YOU ARE) are hereby on notice that you need to find a way to get to San Diego:
Nephew B slept 6 hours on Thursday! His family is still riding high on the miracle. Meanwhile, Nephew A has started drawing a lot of pictures of “Big Brother Car” and “Little Tiny Baby Brother Car” and making them have conversations with each other about things like “Baby Brother Car, are you crying?” “YES I AM CRYING” “You need to caaaaaaaaaalm doooooown in your crib”.
In other news, Sister bought a cradle cap special brush called “Bean B Clean” and I find that name hilarious and can’t resist thinking of other options like “Nog B Unclog”.