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A Week For Random Thoughts

By

Bill Schmalfeldt

 

 

PRISONERS OF HYPE – I think it's dandy that

Nathan Lane
and Matthew Broderick are coming back to The Producers.  This was not an unexpected development – word was that the lads would come back to the Broadway show at some point in advance of a planned staging in London.  But does anyone here agree with me that the way this is being done is really unfair to the actors currently playing the roles?  Lewis J. Stadlen (the first Bialystock who did NOT remind me of
Nathan Lane
) and Don Stephenson are doing a fine job.  But now that the word is out that Nathan and Matthew are on the way back, who's gonna really want to plunk down that kind of money to see the show with "replacements" when you can wait and hope to get tickets to see the "originals"?

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"Broadway Bill" Schmalfeldt is the program director of XM Satellite Radio's On Broadway channel. A native of Clinton, Iowa, Bill began his broadcasting career in 1977. Since then, his career has taken him three-quarters of the way around the world, including a tour as a Navy broadcaster in Yokosuka, Japan and aboard the USS Midway.

Before coming to XM Satellite Radio, "The Jovial Impresario" was program director and morning talk show host at WGUF, Naples, FL. When not employed as a broadcaster, Bill also worked as a newspaper columnist and editor and as a long-haul truck driver. His hobbies include acting and singing in local theater venues. Visit onbroadway.xmradio.com for more info.