Anything is possible (we've certainly seen revivals that have made us question "why?", but I would certainly not put any money down in Vegas on this show being revived on Broadway, and I definitely would not be willing to invest in (if I was in such a position to do so).
Non-Equity tours are designed to be able to load in, do one or two performances, and load out in one day. So they will be smaller than a tour that is generally mean to be in one venue for a week or more by necessity.
Most venues will still market them as the "Broadway" tour, since that is the label that sells. It's a huge sticking point for Equity, since presenters are typically charging the same prices for non-Equity tours as they are for Equity tours,
BakerWilliams said: "For those unaware, Cinderella was produced as a stage show by the New York City Opera in the 1990s, as well as a revival in 2004 (with Eartha Kitt)"
Their 2004 revival had such a great cast. Along with Eartha Kitt reprising her role from the tour as the Fairy Godmother you also had Lea DeLaria and Ana Gasteyer as the Stepsisters, John Epperson (aka Lypsinka) as the Stepmother, and Dick Van Patten as the King,
My personal preference for most shows is the first couple of rows of the mezzanine. I prefer to be looking down at the stage and find it easier to take in the whole stage picture from this vantage point and still be close enough to notice finer details.
Golenboybway said: "I have a separate question. How come a lot of shows rehearsal at New 42nd street studios? Is it less expensive?"
Location, location, location. Add in the fact that they are relatively new, very well maintained, and have a number of large studios with a host of amenities (column free, individual heating/cooling control in each studio, proper sprung floors, etc).
While it's not a concert, The Will Rogers Follies is structured entirely as a Ziegfeld Follies revue of Will's life. Everything is taking place in that follies show, with Will constantly breaking the fourth wall both to talk to the audience as well as to Mr. Ziegfeld himself, and at several points Ziegfeld intervenes to shape the course of the show to fit his vision of the follies (such as Will and Betty meeting on the moon to make it more romantic and theatric
I would say the flowers are probably unnecessary, but not really inappropriate or weird.
As for your letter/questions, there is nothing wrong with that at all. I would recommend addressing it to the stage management staff. If you still have your Playbill handy you'll find their names there, or you can just do a general address to "*Name of Show* Stage Management" (I would recommend putting that even if you do have a name, just in case there was a recen
It's not unprecedented. In 2005 Beyonce performed several of the nominated songs, including "Learn to Be Lonely." In 2003 Queen Latifah replaced Renee Zellweger for the performance of "I Move On" with Catherine Zeta-Jones.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is often held up as a classic example of a show that was struggling out of town/pre-Broadway until they nailed the opening with "Comedy Tonight" and turned the fortune of the show around.
For a more modern example, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder only did so-so business for the first several months of its run. They held out and business picked up with the announcement
Some of the obvious things would be the various theatre marquees, the TKTS board, the statue of George M. Cohan. You could also go for other significant buildings (like the entrance to the Equity building) or architectural details (like the statues of Ethel Barrymore, Marilyn Miller, Mary Pickford, and Rosa Ponselle that were restored when the I. Miller building was renovated and Express moved into the ground floors), or certain types of people (like the flyer girls for Chicago
jimmycurry01 said: "Many libretti are available in the obvious places such as amazon. Phantom of the Opera is available as an appendix in George Perry's The Complete the Phantom of the Opera. Many of the big coffee table books have them. Sunset Boulevard is also available in that manner, as is Les Miserables. All of those are available used for less than $2."
Just be aware if you do pick up the Sunset Boulevard book that the libre
Lot666 said: "I don't recall hearing any of this before. If Ms. Close was so furious with ALW, why does she now speak of him with such affection and admiration, and why would she even want to do this revival?"
Because not everyone has the need or desire to hold a grudge for 20 years. Some people are able to have disagreements with their colleagues and still maintain a working, even friendly, relationship.
Actors are people. Some will smoke, drink, curse, use drugs, sleep around, and all those other things that people sometimes do. If you don't want to see an actor being a real human being, vices and all, then I suggest avoiding the stage door and going on your merry way after the performance is over.
newintown said: "Seems unlikely, but so did Side Show. And the poor guy does need money...
I wonder if his Bruce Lee and Animal House musicals are dead?"
Comparing it to Side Show is not really the best example. The Full Monty ran for nearly two years and according to Playbill it did recoup before it closed, so it was officially a hit. It's also been a very successful and popular title f