My Glorious Broad Head blew up last night watching Elaine May in The Waverly Gallery on Broadway. So many of us have memories of loved ones we’ve lost to dementia. For me, my mother.
To sit there with my jaw open and watch Elaine transform from a sophisticated urban woman of the world to the bits and pieces and fragility of that disease … too many crushing moments came back but important to face them again — somehow respectful ... Here Elaine May is, at 86, icon of my youth but in a whole other comedic role, OWNING the stage like no one I have seen recently, except maybe Glenda Jackson, 82 in Three Tall Women.
It’s gonna be two lionesses up for best actress in the Tonys this year: GLENDA JACKSON, 82 and ELAINE MAY, 86. Fucking glorious ….