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Cult of personality

One of Our Own JJ‘s first mentors discovered this YouTube clip of Donna Murphy, exclaiming, “Use this when you are trying to explain what ‘personality’ means in the theater. She makes it into a mash-up of Cours-la-Reine and ‘A Great Lady Has An Interview’.”  Read more »

Our own JJ plans a comeback

“I hate that word. It’s a return, a return to the millions of people who have never forgiven me for deserting the airwaves!” So says Our Own JJ (not pictured), referring to his reappearance on WQXR’s Operavore program tomorrow afternoon at 12:30.  Just before the Met broadcast of La forza del destino, JJ promises a discussion of “star quality,” and, after all, who better? Oh, yes, there will be chat.   Read more »