Every week, the culture critics at Token Theatre Friends bring their fresh perspectives to the performing arts on their podcast and video series. The podcast can be found on Spotify, iTunes, and Stitcher (look for the all-red logo) The video series is available on YouTube. The TTF theme song is by Sean Mason (with vocals by Angela Ramos). The video animation is by Brad Ogden, with logos by Jason Simon.
In this episode, Jose talks to Broadway icon Norm Lewis about his new Christmas show at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Unlike years past, audience members can’t gather at the famed nightclub to be serenaded by Lewis. So he’s doing the next best thing by crafting an intimate evening filled with beloved holiday classics. As well as Lewis’ own takes on what makes “a Christmas song.” The show premieres on Dec. 17 and will be streamable from Dec. 18 – 31.
The star of Dessa Rose and Porgy and Bess, goes deep into his song selection process and explains his love for his band. He also reveals what’s in his letter to Santa this year, and shares his heartfelt wishes for our world.