I woke up this morning, turned on the radio, and discovered that I had missed the Tony Awards last night. Not that I would have watched them if I had known they were on, but I was surprised to find that they had come and gone without registering on my cultural radar at all. Nada. Not a blip.
Growing up in New York, I never followed Broadway very closely, but I always had an idea of what was playing and what was popular. Local TV and radio advertising brought some shows to my attention, and the New York Times kept me in daily contact with the current offerings. Now I find that I have absolutely no idea of what is playing (other than Spam-a-lot, which somehow doesn’t fit into my conceptual model of a Broadway show anyway). And I don’t really care, either.
Other than D. Fletcher, is anyone paying attention?