Recently we here at the Lemon officially christened John Topping – infrequent-reviewer and sometime-commenter over at Stage and Cinema – a blogger. We rained down kudos on their site for finally shrugging off that mortal coil known as “review site” and lifting itself up to that rarified place in the clouds that many reach for but only few ever attain – “Blog”. We were happy to help.
John and his minions, as you can imagine, were giddy at the knighting.
We even added them to our blog-roll.
Well, apparently, Lemon Heads, that was only the tip of the bris.
John Topping, ladies and gentlemen, is a freakin’ sooth-sayer, a fortune-teller, a bonafide-tellin’-it-like-he’s-been-there-before-because-he-has-and-he’s-not-afraid-to-admit-it SEER.
How do we know?
Because he tells us so.
Check this out from his most recent blog post STAGE AND CINEMA WRITER, DECLARED BLOG-WORTHY, ACCURATELY PREDICTS FUTURE:
On May 20, 2010, the news broke that The Pee-Wee Herman Show, which had recently enjoyed a successful revival at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, would have a limited six week engagement on Broadway, beginning October 26 at the Stephen Sondheim Theater (the recently refurbished former Henry Miller Theater).
A radical idea? Not for devoted Stage and Cinema readers. Earlier this year, on January 24, John Topping, in his pre-blogging days, opened the closing paragraph of his review of The Pee-Wee Herman Show with these prophetic words:
“The next stop for The Pee-Wee Herman Show ought to be a limited Broadway engagement; it would fit in perfectly, it’s tried, tested, and true, and it’s ready to roll (not to mention that it’s infinitely better than some of the sorry hits and misses that pass through there).”
When we opened the box that is John Topping, we had no idea his middle name was “Pandora”.
God only knows what’s going to happen next.
About the Author: COLIN MITCHELL: Actor/Writer/Director/Producer/Father, award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Broadway veteran, Marvel comics scribe, Van Morrison disciple, Zen-Catholic, a proud U.S. Army Brat conceived in Scotland and born in Frankfurt, Germany, currently living in Los Angeles and doing his best to piss off as many people as possible.