I have SERIOUS emotional connections to this song. Not because it’s really funny (though, god knows, it is), but because me and my girl Gabbie (my best friend/one of the most talented people I know/funniest person I know/collaborator/singing partner in all my future projects) rocked this s%@t in our gay as blazes/super ghetto cabaret.
But, seriously, putting a show together with her was one of the happiest times of my life! And that includes the time I saw John Hamm jogging with his shirt off at the Chelsea Fitness Center….
Poor Lea Michele. It’s one thing to play the ingénue to Kristin Chenoweth’s dipsomaniac belter, which is what she had to do on the fifth episode of “Glee.” It’s quite another to have the show cut back and forth between you and her as you both sing “Maybe This Time” from “Cabaret.” Ms. Michele is a fine singer, but really. We’re talking about Kristin Chenoweth. It felt like there should have been a mercy rule, so they could call it off before anyone had to sing “Everybody … loves a winner …” Ms. Chenoweth made it all work with her singular brand of daffy intensity.