Sunday, March 15, 2009

The TV Blog Coalition - So Ready For Springs Awakening

It's March Madness and Spring is just around the corner (FRIDAY!), so what a perfect time for Spring Awakening to arrive in Toronto (starting this Tuesday March 17th and running until April 19th)!!! WOO!!! Spring is finally coming to Canada! (and after this past snowy winter, it couldn't come any sooner)!

And Mirvish, the local producers, who are hosting the National Tour, aren't shying away with the ad campaign even though their subscription base generally skews towards the Fall generation!

Anyways, if you follow my blog, you know I'm a little obsessed, and by the end of this coming week, it'll finally surpass Rent as the musical I've seen the most live (The Sound of Music would be for movies). Here's my many many reviews: Original Review, 2nd Viewing, 3rd Viewing, 4th Viewing, 5th Viewing, 7th Viewing Review, 8th and 9th Viewing Review.

Meanwhile, as I previously freaked out about, Matt Doyle (Gossip Girl) is coming up to Toronto to replace Canadian Kyle Riabko who will be gone temporarily (I believe until April 12th)!

Spring Awakening is also re-opening in London's West End at the Novello Theatre on the first full day of spring (next Saturday, March 21st)! It also continues to play around the world.

Meanwhile, if you're in Canada, Bravo Canada is airing the documentary about Kyle Riabko's experience in joining Spring Awakening called The Lead tonight at 8pm (Sunday March 15th) and will repeat it on the first day of spring, Friday, March 20 at 7 pm.

Meanwhile, here's what the other TV bloggers were talking about this week:

With news of Leighton Meester landing a film role, Buzz wondered which TV actors could shine on the big screen. (BuzzSugar)

This week, Sandie shared the first pictures of Alex O'Loughlin in Criminal Minds (Daemon's TV)

Yeah we have seen this story before, but Castle just may turn out to be watchable. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)

Vance is loving the new Degrassi kids, meanwhile, some of the old ones are going to Hollywood, while a few in real life are starring in a play in Toronto! (Tapeworthy)

Missing Lost this week? Jace might not have a new episode of the ABC drama to tide you over until your latest fix but he does have video of his interviews with showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and series stars Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, and Michael Emerson... along with a few spoilers. (Televisionary)

Although not usually one to pick a fight, Dan expressed some annoyance with the portrayal of gay folks on SNL and Bromance. (TiFaux)

Jennifer pondered why there are no big stars on Dancing With the Stars and who will die on Smallville, while Ashley took a swing at TV's best musical moments. (Tube Talk)

Raoul talked to Kris and Amanda from The Amazing Race. (TV Filter)

This week, we listed 5 reasons why KINGS could help rebuild NBC's empire (the TV Addict)

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Esther said...

Wow, that is a pretty daring ad. I'm sorry Kyle won't get to perform before the hometown crowd. But I hope you're planning to go every night! ;-)

Vance said...

Practically every night! haha!