Lots of star power, great acting, casting of folks in parts they were born to play.
But you know, the students of Newark Memorial High School did a better show, a more moving show, a more touching show.
Maybe it's the difference between live theatre and TV?
Maybe it's the events leading up TLP in Newark that gave it more edge?
Maybe it's because I know several of the members of the NMHS cast?
Or maybe, just maybe, despite the star power of HBO's version, the kids were much better actors?
Just a thought.