Bette's Turban said: ""One moment that I'll remember forever: Right smack dab in the middle of "Hello Dolly" she went up on a line. Did that faze her? Not in the least. She actually finished the line in perfect tempo by singing something about "going up", and a few measures later, during a lull in the song, she did an aside to the audience saying "You should have seen me last night." You can only imagine the reaction. So even when
Cher's musical catalogue is rich and varied. Sure there are some clunkers in there - some of her mid 70s Warner Bros. output comes to mind...but she recorded some hits as well as some stellar underrated tracks as a solo artist and with Sonny that were the work of some of the top producers/arrangers/songwriters of that era: Phil Spector, Harold Battiste to name just two. She moved on to record her famous trilogy of story/songs with "Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves", "H
gypsy101 said: "it's gonna be like a jukebox musical using her musical to tell the story of her life a la Jersey Boys and Beautiful. I think the early reports said three women will play Cher (which is strange since she's looked basically the same since the 80's)
Why do you find that strange? Cher's career started in the mid 1960s....she couldn't possibly play her 1960s or 1970s self.
It's absurd that anyone would think at that point that they were going to see John Davidson play Wayne Frake. Cripes, he was gray haired and middle aged at that point.
That whole show was miscast from top to bottom. I mean having Donna McKechnie play the showgirl who falls in love with young Wayne made her come across like a cougar - and John was way too young to be playing Kathryn Crosby's husband! And don't get me started on Andrea McArdle as Margy...her ingenue shi
jtishere said: "I was enamored with movie musicals and Broadway scores from a young age but I didn't get to experience live professional theatre until spring 1994. Our high school band teacher took us to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans to see the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera. I was in heaven, right down to the Diet Coke I got to order at the bar as I held my souvenir program with the red tassels. I remember coming home to a surprise - my dad had bought me the Phan
ggersten said: "1969 - My Fair Lady - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion/Los Angeles Civic Light Opera starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Third row center.
There might have been a prior show from the free seats at The Muny or Loretta Hilton Repertory in St. Louis, but reviewing the list of shows doesn't ring any bells. But, there were always original broadway cast recordings to listen to - due to my mother and grandparents.
I love this film. My mom told me that she and my dad saw this at the Rivoli Theater back in 1969. I remember finding the program for it in storage and I asked her about it. I was about a year old when the film came out.
theaterguy11 said: "Panda Express is irrelevant and unrelated to the story. Follow the money!!
It's clear that Marc Platt helped them fast track this mediocre musical to Broadway and then ran an a bullying PR campaign to instill in everyone's mind that Ben was giving the best performance ever. He then engineered Jake G and Jon Jon B to be taken out of consideration clearing the way for a bought Tony.