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  • Tony nom for Ken Yes or No  May 17 2015, 01:46:19 PM

    Absolutely he deserves it,and deserves to win. One of the best male acting performances I've seen in a musical for years.

    With regards to his accent I agree about the possible lazy listeners comment



  • Most Tony Nominations without a Win  Apr 30 2015, 11:34:00 AM

    " If you don't enjoy Kelli's performances because they are unappealing to you, fine.  If they don't satisfy your expectations, fine.  But to call them "bland" is absurd.  As far as I'm concerned, "bland" is not subjective term, but rather an objective one. To classify something as "bland" is to call it unseasoned or emotionless.  So by calling Kelli bland, you are essentially saying that she puts no thought into her performances, that she

  • Most Tony Nominations without a Win  Apr 30 2015, 09:03:44 AM

    No need to feel sorry for me, ive seen many a great nuanced performance. Sadly Kelli is not one of them. And plenty of others agree.  Just as there are people who dont like Idina, Patti, Kristen and so on

    Kelli is clearly your favourite, and you are not going to like or accept anyone disagreeing with you.  Anyone who thinks the opposite in your eyes is just 'wrong'. And in that respect, I feel sorry for you that you cant accept others opinion

  • Most Tony Nominations without a Win  Apr 30 2015, 08:16:00 AM

    People say its because her roles arnt 'showy', but ive seen many actors give subtle and beautiful performance in non showy roles but to me Kelly is still on the bland side.  As someone said, you know what you will get, its a solid performance, but her acting never goes that bit further to really blow me away.

  • Rant about the 2015 TONY NOMINATIONS here  Apr 29 2015, 02:38:26 AM

    The only slight surprise was no design nominations for the visit and something rotten

    As much as I loved the king and I, and that it's a stunning production visually, it doesn't do anything new or different. Which makes me wonder if one of the other two may won revival as they are less revived 

  • The Weinstein Effect  Apr 28 2015, 03:53:50 PM

    "idk, but do you actually think not having tony noms will effect it that much? I mean the show made 10 mil before any of that anyway. Its a good show to take your kids to"


    They didn't 'make' 10 million, that was their advance sales.  At best they have been making approx $300,000 a week which goes back to paying off the initially investment.  Technically they haven't 'made' any money yet

  • Pick the winners!  Apr 28 2015, 03:45:21 PM

    Best Play
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Author: Simon Stephens
    Disgraced, Author: Ayad Akhtar
    Hand to God, Author: Robert Askins
    Wolf Hall Parts One & Two, Co-Authors: Hilary Mantel and Mike Poulton


    Best Musical
    An American in Paris 
    Fun Home
    Something Rotten
    The Visit

    Best Revival of a Play

  • 2015 Tonys who you would vote for thread  Apr 28 2015, 03:39:17 PM


    Best Musical
    Something Rotten

    Best Revival of a Musical 
    The King and I

    Best Book of a Musical
    Something Rotten! Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell

    Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
    The Visit, Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb


  • The Weinstein Effect  Apr 28 2015, 11:16:54 AM

    People keep saying Finding Neverland is a commercial success, but its way too early to tell.  Plenty of shows over the years here in the UK and broadway start out strong and then fade.  If its still doing a million a week in a year (and when its two stars have left) then id say its a commercial hit.  I can see this surviving whilst it has its stars but closing soon after, like Addams Family

    If it had been a good show im sure the weinstein effect wouldnt have mat

  • Mad Men Star's Show Closing Begins Annual Broadway Bloodbath: M. Riedel  Apr 26 2015, 01:42:28 AM

    It's all very well saving your best song, but if you are wasting one of your big promotional opportunities you may not get the people to come and see it anyway. It's not like they'll demand refunds for having already seen the best song. You want to play your ace to maximise possible ticket sales.

    I also don't think it gives that much of the (thin) plot away, people pretty much know what it's about and it could be edited down a bit for length

    The issue I had with renaissa

  • Mad Men Star's Show Closing Begins Annual Broadway Bloodbath: M. Riedel  Apr 25 2015, 01:29:00 AM

    I'm shocked something rotten will perform the opening number which I thought was one the weaker ones in the show.

  • SOMETHING ROTTEN Reviews  Apr 22 2015, 02:14:22 PM

    "From what I've read on here the show hasn't improved since my review of the preview performance.  When you leave a first act asking "What is this show about?" I think there are problems.  

    If Brantley gives it anything other than a pan, I'll be shocked.  "


    I disagree, I saw the first preview and completely knew what the show was about by the end of the first act.  Its the second act that loses

  • FINDING NEVERLAND Reviews  Apr 17 2015, 08:44:22 AM

    And this show has Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer, when I was there it certainly seemed the majority of the audience were there for them. 

    I can see this having a similar run to The Addams Family, I dont think it will be an immediate flop but may not survive much past cast change

    Personally I think it deserved its reviews, such a wasted opportunity.

  • THE KING & I Reviews  Apr 16 2015, 04:00:30 PM

    For me I think bland is the perfect description for Kelly, and id say its quite a common opinion. She has a great voice (although it was weak during Whistle a happy tune), but theres just nothing there in terms of charisma, stage presence etc that makes her exciting to watch.  She is missing that elusive x factor that takes someone into the 'star' category

    That said I'm sure she will get great reviews, and I really hope Ken gets a lot of recognition, one of the best male perfo

  • Congratulations to Dame Angela Lansbury on her first Olivier Award nomination!  Apr 14 2015, 06:26:35 PM

    I like Angela lansbury as much as most people (although maybe not as much as some on here based on the gushing) but why people say it's about time and it's so deserved is beyond me. She hasn't worked in the uk for decades, she hasn't earnt an award until now. There is every chance she would have won an olivier years ago if she had actually decided to work in the west end (she has had offers), but she hasn't. 

  • Cameron Mackintosh Says Oliviers are Failing to Premier Showcase Commercial Theatre  Apr 14 2015, 01:13:55 PM

    Maybe if he and the creative team had done something more original and creative with it instead of a mix of the original with the uk tour it might have stood more of a chance. This sounds like cameron having a bit of a sulk.

    Unfortunately on the whole there is more risks being taken,and more creativity being done in the subsidised sector than the commercial west end. I also didn't hear him complaining about the Wos awards only awarding big  commercial productions and not the s

  • This year's Tony performa  Apr 12 2015, 12:20:50 PM

    Would ottc not be better to do more of a big production number that will please the crowds and highlight their leading lady? So veronique or Babette? 

  • souvenir programmes for new shows  Apr 12 2015, 11:52:48 AM


    I wondered if anyone heard whether any of these shows would be getting souvenir programmes?  I know sometimes merchandise sellers mention when they are due if people have asked. Ones I'm mainly interested in are 

    The king and i 

    On the twentieth century 

    Finding neverland 

    Something ro

  • re: What are the best coffee table books on broadway topics these days?  Apr 12 2015, 11:49:42 AM

    I'm hoping aladdin will be getting one, everyother disney show has had one

  • I am an attention seeker will post anything  Apr 11 2015, 03:29:51 PM

    I find it funny Philly says there is a formula for making a successful show when last week he/she was laughing at me for saying you can sometimes spot patterns over time to get a feeling on what shows will and won't be successful, he also stated theatre was too 'unpredictable'.  Yet now there is set formula

    If only more producers had stumbled on this formula, they'd be far fewer flops!

    I also agree that The King and I and Finding Neverland can't be classed as long r