This musical is touching and sweet, and hard, and empowering, and tough to watch, but impossible to ignore. It is one of the very few LGBTQ stories that were told during the AIDS crisis. I had the immense pleasure of seeing the Ahmanson Production on Wednesday, and Max Von Essen’s stunning performance as Marvin really held the show together.
It’s important as a tribe, as a culture, that we not forget where we came from, or the sacrifices that have been made, so that the same mistakes of the past are not repeated.
Some days, love is all you need, and so you let yourself slip into the happy abyss that is satisfaction. Hold on to those moments for all long as you possibly can. They are the only ones that matter.
So today, with loves lost lingering in my heart & loves yet to come in my hopeful head, I choose Christian Borle’s delicate rendition of "What More Can I Say?" from William Finn’s “Falsettos” (because I couldn’t find a version of Max’s) as my, hold on to the happy, believe that happy into the now, linger in the love as long as it will let you, song for a, fight on, free yourself, forgive everything Friday.