Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Awakening To Duncan Sheik
I've been a fan of Duncan Sheik since his first album. Now everyone is realizing what a talent he is, thanks to the critical success of the Broadway musical "Spring Awakening." The NYTimes finally gets around to doing a profile of him in the wake of their rave review. But it was either slapped together or just held from a few weeks ago: this profile could have been written last month and there's not a hint of any comment from Sheik about the show's startlingly strong reviews. In other words, this ia a generic profile, not an up-to-the-minute look at Sheik reflecting where he is today, as the front runner for a Tony and wondering if the show will have commercial legs.