Musical performance and interview were interwoven throughout the hour with Costello sharing the stage with Sir John in a jam of various songs written by noteworthy personal influences. I presume Costello will join his musical guests in performance going forward.
Much like “Inside The Actor’s Studio”, Costello’s new show is funny, riveting and definitely a must see, must DVR kind of show. It’s interesting to note that “Spectacle” came to fruition thanks to David Furnish, Sir Elton’s partner. He approached Costello with a Canadian producer who envisioned the perfect show for the singer’s sensibilities and style. Elton also had an important role in championing the show, so producing him as first guest was a nice touch.
Other guests to grace Elvis’ stage will be President Bill Clinton, Norah Jones, Rufus Wainwright, The Police to name just a few. The schedule of shows and guest can be found on www.elviscostello.com/splash/.