Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway 2017? Aug 7
2016, 11:39:09 AM
I am wondering if the actors playing the children are actually child actors or young adult actors (say 18 to 21) who look like children. It is hard to tell from the pictures but I would think with the very strict laws in the UK governing child actors (much more strict than Broadway) and the fact that they probably don't want to take a chance that a 13 year old playing Albus will suddenly hit his growth spurt that they would cast young looking adults in those roles. Does anyone
Shows That Should Receive a BroadwayHD Livestream Jul 1
2016, 09:06:32 PM
I don't think it should be limited to just Broadway productions. How about the current Papermill production of WEST SIDE STORY (which is completely sold out)? Or the Ogunquit PH production of ANYTHING GOES with Andrea McCardle and Sally Struthers?
ANASTASIA Set for Broadhurst Theatre, Spring 2017 Jun 28
2016, 11:11:13 PM
I'm afraid I have to agree with Esther. What I saw in Hartford was pleasant, but nothing to write home about. The primary romance story is right out of a 100 musicals that have come before it, many of which did it much better than ANASTASIA does. The true drama in the show comes from the conflict between Anya and her possible grandmother. That really was more interesting than the somewhat bland, traditional love story. What shows did you go in with low expectations but ended up really enjoying? Jun 20
2016, 11:33:29 AM
If they bring the show I saw
A CHRISTMAS STORY: The Musical
Favourite Scene Transitions? May 2
2016, 08:59:15 PM
I was never a big fan of the movie as it always came across as too "jokey" and self-aware (wink, wink, nudge, nudge). But I absolutely loved the musical and was very surprised at how good it was, and especially how emotionally moving some of the material was (since the movie always leaves me cold).
One of my favorites was in the Broadway revival of THE SOUND OF MUSIC. When Maria is leaving the Von Trapps to go back to the Abbey. She sneaks out of the Von Trapp house and down the stairs while the orchestra plays a light version (flute maybe?) of "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?". Then the string section comes in as Maria reaches the bottom of the stairs, turns and looks at the VT house as it is slowly pulled back into darkness. She turns and exi
When Will FINDING NEVERLAND Pack It In? Apr 19
2016, 04:39:53 PM
"What exactly does "out of place" mean? Does it mean that you would not hear this type of music in this period of history? Or something else. Inquiring minds want to know.."When Will FINDING NEVERLAND Pack It In? Apr 19
2016, 10:52:13 AM
It sounded like bubble-gum pop music. I think I remember at the time commenting that it sounded like music you'd hear on one of those "Kidz Bop" releases. Wouldn't it have made sense, since Barrie was Scottish, to write a score with that kind of influence? Tha
Having seen it on Broadway and at ART I can only say that the show improved a great deal from what I saw at ART which was truly bizarre. The Broadway version was still very bland, with a score that is so out of place with the source material that it was like seeing two different shows at once, neither of which really worked. Shrek removes slur Apr 15
2016, 11:01:23 PM
At ART the show was so outlandish that it garnered laughs and almost jaw-dropping glances to those in my party. I mean, dancing ladybugs? I
God forbid people should be "offended" when they go the theater. Hopefully, we can eliminate ALL things offensive in theatrical productions. Theater will be SO much better that way.
John Owen Jones in Les Mis Apr 13
2016, 09:01:40 PM
bwayphreak234 said: "One of the (many) major problems I have with this production is the use of the white hot beams of light inflicted upon each character when they die. It is truly a horrible directorial/lighting decision IMO.
Laurie Beechman sings MEMORY Mar 20
2016, 07:22:24 PM
Of course, you are not just referring to the 25th anniversary staging as that technique was used int the original staging as well.
Not sure where this came from but it was just uploaded to YouTube two weeks ago. Looks like it was shot through the in-house video camera at the Winter Garden. It is the late, great Laurie Beechman singing MEMORY during a performance of CATS. Apparently it is one of her final (of many) returns to the show. She is certainly not singing it quite as well as when she was in good health, but still, it's Laurie Beechman singing MEMORY so who cares! Sadly, she would die
The Secret Garden - London Revisions Mar 16
2016, 09:29:32 PM
I always got the impression that the creative team capitulated to the folks at the RSC. After all, the S in RSC stands for "Shakespeare", so they MUST know what they are doing. I think the RSC version had a few nice little changes (like the Lily's line in "How Could I ever Know?" being changed from "How could I ever know?" to "Now, you must let me go".)But for the most part, it was dismal and nowhere near as moving as the Broadway version. &nb
Billy Elliot Tour Mar 9
2016, 08:25:53 PM
I find out it odd that any shows feel the need to tour in a country that is roughly the size of New England.
Nancy Reagan Dies at 94! Mar 9
2016, 04:38:40 PM
Just for the record, I tend to not do insults, so "New to the board" was not meant to be at all insulting. Some people have been here for years, some for many years, some for a year some for a few months. But everyone at one time was "new to the board" and I don't know why that would be considered an insult.
There was a debate on this site years ago regarding this exact topic and it included myths about when Reagan first used the word AIDS in pu
Nancy Reagan Dies at 94! Mar 8
2016, 05:34:07 PM
"Actually, Mikey, you haven't."
Actually, Comden Green, I have. Right here on this website (probably on the Off Topic Board).
All you are doing, Comden, by insisting I haven't, is exposing yourself as "new to the board".