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  • Significant Other or The Flick?  Jul 25 2015, 05:25:30 PM

    "The Flick" as the Times banner says, broke my heart.  I loved it. And the production I saw was in May in Melbourne Australia!

  • I thought this got good reviews  Jul 22 2015, 09:09:30 PM

    "I did not see it but my few friends who did did not care for it. Not sure it's their speed though...
     
     
    And on the flip side, we also know that poor reviews do not necessarily prevent a show from moving to Chicago. (See Amazing Grace.)"


     "Carousel" was actually wonderful. Great cast.

  • The Wild Party Opens This Week  Jul 20 2015, 03:52:52 PM

    Is everyone on these boards too young to remember how awestruck we all were with Pascale when he sang "Streets of Dublin" in Man of No Importance? Then he got Rescue Me and was mostly absent from the stage for years.

  • Christian Hoff, JERSEY BOYS, 2006 Best Featured Actor in a Musical  Jul 20 2015, 03:45:41 PM

    Wasn't Christian fired from "Pal Joey" the next year after winning?  What was the reason?

  • Falsettos revival cast  Jul 20 2015, 11:20:45 AM

    The ideal Trina of the moment will be unavailable because of "She Loves Me".

  • The Wild Party Opens This Week  Jul 16 2015, 11:16:58 PM

    Dear God, that ridiculous new song at the end for Queenie is NOT what that show needed.

  • Toni Collette in THE WILD PARTY  Jul 9 2015, 07:32:06 PM

    ....or Jane Krakowski as Mame and Toni as Vera...

  • Jan Maxwell considering leaving the theatre...  Jul 8 2015, 03:39:24 PM

    Jan Maxwell has the distinction Cherry Jones once had. The greatest theatre actress on the boards at the moment.  Cherry had a breakout role ("The Heiress") which Jan never had. That is the only difference.

  • Would you pay $221 for Patti Lupone in SHOWS FOR DAYS?  Jul 2 2015, 10:43:10 AM

    No. Don't. No.

  • AMAZING GRACE Previews  Jun 28 2015, 01:28:14 PM

    Dear Lynn:


    Whizzer can be as harsh or as light as he wants. This is a public board. He is not being paid for his reviews.  You can read them or not, so please don't dictate how he should write. I'd rather you call him a dick for not agreeing with you than try to school him on HOW to write out his critiques!!!

  • Tony Yazbeck  Jun 28 2015, 01:22:12 PM

    Sorry, Horse. i no longer have the insert to my Playbill which stated which Understudy it was.

  • A NEW BRAIN  Jun 28 2015, 01:21:10 PM

    I had no trouble losing "Calamari" (who cares about the waitress) or "Eating Myself" (it's a fantasy sequence that always made one wonder A)why would this character get so many solos and B) why would Schwinn's subconscious allow this relative non-entitiy in his waking  life to have such a large psychological moment of his dreamlife).


    It's been debated since it arrived: Is "Whenever I Dream" a great song, a spot for a necessary song that was never artistically fulfilled, or the

  • A NEW BRAIN  Jun 28 2015, 01:33:21 AM

    This score. These songs!! THIS SCORE!!!! 

  • Tony Yazbeck  Jun 28 2015, 01:20:02 AM

    Tony was out of today's matinee.  His understudy is a good dancer but lacking in any charisma whatsoever.

  • AMAZING GRACE Previews  Jun 26 2015, 12:45:18 AM

    I have seen far worse.  I thought the book was fairly strong. I didn't know the story so I was engrossed throughout.  They musical does not shy away from the horrors of slavery, to it's credit.


    The score is mainly made up of ballads and anthems. I can take a mediocre score if it at least gives me one or two breakout songs like "Side Show".  But the best I can say is the songs weren't awful.


    And Chuck Cooper was terrific.  As was, to a slightly lesser

  • finding neverland nom chances  Apr 26 2015, 12:25:25 PM

    I didn't like "Finding Neverland" but it's better than "The Visit" in almost every way.  I'm pretty sure some of the reviews were Weinstein hate but I am baffled by the "The Visit"love...

  • THE VISIT Reviews  Apr 26 2015, 12:23:33 PM

    I wonder what happened to all the previous"I just love Jesse Green" comments after his Vulture "Visit" review...?

  • SOMETHING ROTTEN Reviews  Apr 22 2015, 11:36:57 PM

    "I think I like Ben Brantley a little bit more. Then again, he'll probably give THE VISIT a lukewarm notice. Then I'll find him irritating again. 
     "


     As well he should!  The Visit stinks.

  • Rob Marshall to Bring FOLLIES to the Big Screen?  Apr 22 2015, 08:05:07 AM

    I loved Bernadette's Sally and was not at all thrilled with Victoria Clark's. I know, I know, Victoria (like her daughter Kelli) can do no wrong on these boards, but she was just wrong, surrounded by an entire cast of right.

  • The RInk  Apr 22 2015, 07:57:23 AM

    Chita supposedly stole the show and gave a really great old fashioned musical comedy performance. BUT Liza, even all-drugged-up-at-the-time Liza, acted the hell out of the role, imbuing Angel with a tragic/comic aura that I'll remember forever. 





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