Everybody Rise is a blog about theater with an occasional wider lens toward the arts in general and pop culture. The title is an homage to “The Ladies Who Lunch” from Company - one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals. Check out the inimitable Elaine Stritch who originated the role of Joanne in the 1970 Broadway production, and Barbara Walsh who was outstanding as Joanne in the 2006 revival.

Besides the lyrical wink, “everybody rise” makes me think of a standing ovation. It's become overly expected on Broadway, but it's truly marvelous when it's deserved.



 Banner photo credit:  Steve Aland