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- MAME REVIVAL!!! Aug 18
2016, 08:28:14 PM
What makes Mame such a wonderful character (and difficult) is that she is this mixture of privileged pretension and extreme heart. Roz is perfection in the film, and I'm sure Lansbury was in the musical. But to find that combination I have to go with Jane Krakowski. She has demonstrated again and again that she has the right delivery and persona to make a wonderful Mame. And though perfect, her casting would also seem "out of the box".
- Groundhog Day the Musical - Reviews Aug 18
2016, 08:18:57 PM
songanddanceman2 said: "Sorry but if he thought it got weaker them he shouldn't be a critic"
Songanddnaceman2 is a liar. Not that he knows he's lying, He's a fabulist. But he doesn't know he's a fabulist. His delusions appear in the form that he completely believes his world view and his alone is reality.
- Is A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC coming back? Aug 5
2016, 09:21:03 PM
icecreambenjamin, the Theatre Du Chatelet "Night Music" was one of the best, if not THE best productions of the show I'd ever seen. The director (who was not as successful with "Sunday" a couple years ago) had some marvelous ideas. Breathtaking at times, well sung (except for Leslie Caron, who was excellent star casting, but not terrible persuasive in the role of Madame Armfeldt).
- CYNTHIA ERIVO as Susannah in "The Dark Tower" Jul 26
2016, 11:48:58 AM
They are filming the first installment of the Stephen King masterwork as we speak and we have to find out if it's a hit before they make the second film (which introduces Eddie and Susannah). But she would be SO perfectly cast, I think it's time to start a hashtag campaign to see that this happens!!
- Burn This on Broadway Spring '17 Jul 16
2016, 03:14:21 PM
Along with Edward Norton the Signature revival had Catherine Keener as Anna and the supporting men were then unknowns Ty Burrell and Dallas Roberts.
Malkovitch was amazing but I've never been a big fan of Joan Allen onstage. A somewhat passive actress in a very passive role. But I loved Keener and Norton put such a unique personal spin on Pale it was almost like a new show. A show I preferred.
- Merman Closing Night 'Rose's Turn' Jul 13
2016, 10:16:13 PM
Yeah, but listen to that orchestra....
- BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct! Jul 6
2016, 08:36:22 PM
I'm surprised no one is reacting to the fact that Kevin McKidd is playing Ed Earl Dodd. Ed Earl in the play is not Burt Reynolds. He's a much older man and Ms Mona has been "seeing" him off and on since she herself was a teenage hooker. She's in love with him and the play builds to a gorgeous scene where she asks him where he was when Kennedy was shot. She knows, she was with him. But Ed Earl has an old man's memory, he remembers something completely diff
- The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Jul 5
2016, 03:53:33 PM
It had the audacity of a playwright a quarter his age. It's themes of "we can't control our sexual urges, why should we be punished for who or what arouses us" don't completely land, but it was still thought provoking and surprising. I saw this on Broadway and then again in London with a pre-star Eddie Redmayne as the son and Jonathan Pryce, improving on Bill Pullman (it could have only been Pryce not being forced to go head to head with the blistering Mercedes Rheul giv
- Jace Alexander arrested Jul 3
2016, 03:26:26 PM
He got ten years.
Along with "Assassins" he was on B'way in "Six Degrees of Separation" and "I'm Not Rappaport".
- Dreamcasting: Cynthia Erivo Edition Jul 1
2016, 09:16:06 PM
brian1973 said: "Small problem- she can't act. Yes she can belt out a tune- but In between songs- oh dear.
ARE YOU F***KING INSANE??
- OFFICIAL 2016 TONY AWARDS VIEWING THREAD Jun 12
2016, 06:56:14 PM
Frank DiLella seems like a very nice, enthusiastic guy, but he is such a poor interviewer he sorta makes me want to kill myself...
- Today at "Blackbird" Jun 8
2016, 07:34:39 PM
A friend just posted this to his Facebook:
"Perhaps the most poorly behaved audience I've encountered.
1. Someone has their hearing aid turned up so high, the feedback was audible throughout the theater and sounded like someone was playing 80's video games for the duration of the show. Manager provided her with a house listening aid which she refused to use...incredibly distracting.
2. A couple wanted late seating. ABSOLUTELY NO LATE SEATING is printed
- Hello Dolly tkts Jun 1
2016, 08:27:18 PM
haterobics said: "First they have to go on sale, then performances have to start, and then houses have to have extra seats, and only then will they show up on TKTS.
Dear Haterobics. You are the reason Patti Murin was in invented.
- Did CZJ ooze sexiness in A little night music? Jun 1
2016, 04:10:30 PM
adamgreer said: "Her performance at the Kerr was much better than what she offered up at the Tonys that year. She was quite good in the role.
- BLACKBIRD Reviews Jun 1
2016, 04:07:13 PM
Fantod said: "It's not exactly great drama. It's more like a theatrical spook show, serving to shock and horrify you more than anything else. However, it does so, and really effectively. I'm still shaking. Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels are extraordinary."
I would argue the play is extraordinary and Michelle Williams is not. Jeff is also extraordinary.
- BLACKBIRD Reviews Jun 1
2016, 04:05:33 PM
I'm guessing she got better than her first preview performances...? She was definitely engaged but she indicated and overacted all over the place when I saw her.
- For anyone planning to get SRO to Shuffle Along May 30
2016, 12:58:58 PM
What time would you recommend getting to the box office?
- Should I see Aladdin and My Fair Lady in Sydney? May 30
2016, 12:55:34 PM
Your country gave the world Caroline O'Connor. And Hugh. Australian casts can be THE BEST!!
- Incognito May 30
2016, 12:52:58 PM
I had only seen Charlie Cox in "Theory of Everything". His performance in "Incognito"...dear God that man is talented. I mean gorgeous too, but he is an amazing, amazing actor. His physicality when delineating the many people he plays!! When Geneva Carr is the only the third best actor in a four actor piece you can tell the caliber you are dealing with. The play is moving in the same way Payne took a scientific approach to love in "Constellati
- Best Musical 2017 - already interesting May 25
2016, 08:45:51 PM
Evan's book is the strong point, the score is merely better-than-most. The adaptation and music and lyrics for Great Comet are extraordinary.