Hit or Miss

AIDA

My friend Melissa is in town visiting NYC and we meet up last night night for dinner and saw AIDA. I’ve been wanting to see it ever since hearing the original Elton John demo recording and seeing photos of the striking sets. Toni Braxton just joined the cast in the lead role, but suffice to say she is no Heather Headley. Apparently diction and enunciation are no longer requirements for starring in a Broadway show. Her performance was pretty wooden, but I think that was a directorial choice. I’d much prefer to see someone like Vanessa Williams in the role.