Yeah, he's definitely one of my favorite film composers - I've been listening to the recent "essential collection" by the City Of Prague orchestra and loving it - so many classics. Hence my curiosity about his ventures into Broadway musicals. I don't expect them to necessarily be in the same league as his film scores, but they surely have some merit.
I asked 10 random people waiting in line at Starbucks if they knew who Lin-Manuel Miranda was
Did you really do that? In any case, like others have pointed out, it's essentially just a promotional tool and it is unlikely he's paying the $40,000 out of his own pocket, so your vitriol is misplaced. I'm happy for him. He deserves it as much as anybody.
saying she would not have gone forward with this if she couldn't do it is about as meaningless as anything anyone could say:
I know this thread is a week old, but seeing as it was bumped...
For the record, seeing as my crystal ball is on the fritz, I thought this was the best answer available to the OP's question...."Can Bette's voice handle it?" - she obviously thinks the answer is "yes!", so that's about al
I guess this strikes me as annoying, but the staging of this show kinda allows for this king of thing, in moderation...I would have thought. It's been a while since I've seen it, but doesn't Mama Morton break character at the start of Act 2? I'm sure there were other instances when I was there, too...although this does seem a little much. She was probably made aware of the tradition and just got carried away, or maybe she genuinely didn't give a f
She undertook a rigorous tour only last year, and I believe she knows full well the enormity of the task she is now undertaking. If she didn't think she was fit, she wouldn't be doing it. Previous Dollys haven't always been the best singers, so I'm pretty confident the Divine Miss M can pull it off in style.
What kept Maureen back?To my knowledge, this is never explored.
Except it's the crux of the whole play! The psychological games and torment between the two women, Mag's fear of being left alone, undermining her confidence etc. That's my understanding, having only read the script, anyhow.