* It’s only in previews, but Will Ferrell has a hit. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Also maybe not surprising: Shrek is in trouble. Maybe not trouble, but it’s way down at the box office. It could be a very rough couple of months for that show.
*Brantley thinks that Hedda Gabler is almost historically awful. I didn’t think it was nearly that terrible, but I was certainly a little disappointed. Mary-Louise Parker is still kind of a goddess though.
*The Thriller musical. I think it’ll be a disaster. I don’t think it needs to be a disaster, but I think it will be. Everyone knows that while Thriller is the best video of all-time, Beat It and Smooth Criminal are better choices for musicals. Of course, the best choice for a video to musical is obvious.