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  • Stars reviving their iconic roles.  Jun 26 2017, 04:04:21 PM

    Don't forget Richard Burton returned to the role of King Arthur in CAMELOT back in the 80s, until his health caused him to leave the role at which point Harris stepped in. 

  • Casting TV's "A Christmas Story"  Jun 25 2017, 06:52:36 AM

    I would love to see Erin Dilly and John Bolton reprise their roles from the Broadway production, especially since Bolton has such a long history with the show.  He was a part of it before Pasek and Paul.  

    I imagine they will go with a well known name for Miss Shields, though it is hard to think of someone who could belt "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out" and tackle that number's tap dancing.  And I wonder how big Luke Spring is now.  He would probab

  • replacements  Jun 18 2017, 11:19:58 AM

    Laurie Beechman over Betty Buckley as Grizabella in CATS.  And the fact that Beechman was asked to return to the role numerous times over the show's run would indicate that Lloyd Webber liked her better as well. 

  • good roles for a teenage boy?  Jun 4 2017, 10:50:52 AM

    If you are a tenor that suggests that your voice has changed so roles like Oliver Twist or Young Patrick of Billy Elliot would not work for you.  There is an awkward period in a young actor's age where they are very hard to cast.  Too old to play a child but too young to play an adult.  I would think that Scut Farkus in A CHRISTMAS STORY would work for you.  Dodger in OLIVER! would also be a good role though again, it is a hard role to sing if your voice has changed (t

  • If You Were to Revive a Revival...  May 29 2017, 03:27:47 PM

    I would love to see the Hytner CAROUSEL again.  The announcement of another revival of CAROUSEL makes me incredibly nervous as I simply can't imagine CAROUSEL being done better than Hytner did (though I am hoping). 

  • La LuPone gives her unvarnished opinion of Donald Trump  May 22 2017, 09:39:30 PM

    *Donald Trump on "60 Minutes":  

    Leslie Stahl:  Do you support marriage equality?

    Trump: It's irrelevant. Because it was already settled.  It's law.  It was settled in the Supreme Court.  It's done.   These cases have gone to the Supreme Court, it's settled and I'm fine with it. 

    *In the 1980s & 1990s Trump donated heavily to charities that focused on the AIDS outbreak.

    *When he floated a thi

  • La LuPone gives her unvarnished opinion of Donald Trump  May 22 2017, 04:29:41 PM

    If that is an example of Patti Lupone speaking her mind, she must have  a very small mind.  I would not call that a reasoned, articulate, logical and well thought out criticism of Pres. Trump. 

    And for those of you who call Trump a homophobe and say that he hates gay people, you do realize that he was in favor of gay marriage long before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama changed their position for political expediency, right?



  • NEWSIES digital download question  May 20 2017, 06:17:57 PM

    Bonus Features

    20 bonus features available with purchase, including:

    • Episode 1: Return to Rehearsals
    • Episode 3: Filming Begins
    • Episode 5: Live Capture Film Day!
    • Episode 4: Lights. Camera. Action.
    • Episode 2: Return to the Stage
    • “Watch What Happens”
    • “Finale”
    • “Santa Fe”
    • “The World Will Know” (Reprise)
    • “Brooklyn’s Here”
    • Fox's next show - A Christmas Story  May 12 2017, 04:37:22 PM

      I absolutely fell in love with this show when I saw it on Broadway.  I was never a big fan of the movie so I was a bit disappointed when my kids chose this show over MATILDA to see (we ended up seeing both because I really wanted to see MATILDA).  I was not prepared for how much I liked ACS.  I just remember having a huge smile on my face through the whole thing.  And then there were those moments that I found emotionally moving which I was never able to find in the film.

    • Secret Garden Revival?  May 4 2017, 07:39:27 PM

      Just from looking at the video footage (which may not be the best metric) I would agree that the production in Denver looks far more compelling. 

    • Next for Frank Wildhorn?  Apr 20 2017, 08:30:00 AM

      How could Wildhorn be "on par" with ALW?  ALW has had two of the most successful musicals in history, CATS and PHANTOM.  In addition to other major hit shows like JESUS CHRIST, SUPERSTAR, EVITA, and JOSEF.  He has also won numerous Tony and Olivier Awards and an Oscar.   Wildhorn has not achieved anything like this.  So again, how can Wildhorn be on par with ALW? 

    • Who will replace Ben Platt  Apr 18 2017, 09:32:10 PM

      First off I agree with those who say that DEH will survive long after Platt's departure.  The show is phenom similar to HAMILTON, which survived Lin'-Manuel's loss. 

      Second, I think Platt will most likely extend after November.  He will have a Tony and will be able to demand a LOT more money which will be an incentive for him to stay (and the Tony will be an incentive to the producers to meet his price).  

      I think Andrew Keenan-Bolger would have m

    • Favorited filmed staged productions?  Apr 7 2017, 05:00:16 PM

      I remember some old one that I watched when I was a kid.

      CAMELOT with Richard Harris

      I DO, I DO with Hal Linden and Lee Remick

      PIPPIN with Ben Vereen,William Katt, Martha Raye and Chita Rivera. 

      AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' with Nell Carter

      SHOW BOAT with Eddie Bracken

      CANDIDE at NY City Opera.


      PETER PAN with Mia Farrow (though I don't think was ever staged in front of an audience).


    • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Previews  Apr 2 2017, 10:48:20 AM

      The book follows the same formula for each kid. Charlie is passive and "wins" by default. The movies both tried to give Charlie a moment of kindness. I'm not sure how the London book handles this but a stage version would want to give him an arc. Perhaps he tries to save Mike Teevee from one trap in Act Two only for Mike to charge into another. The rest of the Act would need to bring Charlie to some sort of catharsis as he finds he has something in common with Wonka. &

    • Musicals that miss the point of the movie they are based on  Mar 20 2017, 08:22:10 PM

      Call_me_jorge said: "In my opinion, a Christmas story is the best adaption of a movie in a musical.



      I would have to agree with that one.  The biggest problem I have with "A Christmas Story: The Musical" is that I can't watch the movie anymore because I want the songs (and the heart) from the musical. 

    • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer musical  Mar 6 2017, 09:33:10 PM

      I saw this production on Broadway.  I was taking my 8 year old son (who was a big Aaron Carter fan) to see SEUSSICAL with Aaron as Jojo (he was awful). I thought I had bought tickets to a matinee, but the show did not start until 7 PM.  So we went to the matinee of TOM SAWYER (I think it was closing that very weekend).  I had not heard good things about it and the fact that it had already posted its closing notice was not encouraging.  However, I loved every second of it (

    • Matilda  Feb 23 2017, 02:19:21 AM

      I always assumed that the laser/light show at the end of MATILDA was a nod to Andrew Roy Fletcher's classic musical "Zoo Animals on Wheels".   

      "What's the one thing all zoo animals love when they're sad?"
      "A light show, with DISCO music!"

    • CAROUSEL Revival?  Feb 23 2017, 02:15:43 AM

      I was not overly impressed with O'Brien's SOUND OF MUSIC tour and thought it paled particularly when compared to that show's last Broadway revival and its subsequent tour.  If he were to direct a CAROUSEL revival he'd better make sure it is at least on the same level as (if not better than) the Hytner production, which was simply ravishing in every possible way.   I agree with others who have suggested they just bring back the Hytner production for a revival; it is h

    • THE GLASS MENAGERIE Previews (2017 Revival)  Feb 9 2017, 09:32:32 AM

      I kept my fingers crossed that the John Tiffany Menagerie with Cherry Jones would get a worldwide cinema broadcast during its Edinburgh festival run; didn't happen.  Is that production now gone forever?  I thought I read that they were bringing it to the National Theatre where it has a more likely chance of a broadcast what with NT LIVE.

      That version really was perfection and incredibly moving. 

    • REVIEW: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at Paramount  Jan 21 2017, 03:48:47 AM

      As mediocre as this show was on Broadway (there's a reason it got zero Tony nominations) it was even worse at ART.  There were moments when myself and the person I was with looked at each other and mouthed "What the F*&%!"  The dog was played by an actor in a cheap looking dog costume and at one point the dog actually came in riding a tricycle.  Not to mention the dancing bumble bees.  It was like something from some cheap Nickelodeon toddler show.