*  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.