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Member Name: tazber
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Birthday: 4 - 3
Gender: Male
Occupation: Master of all I survey
Favorite Show(s): A Chorus Line
Avenue Q
City of Angels
Grey Gardens
Sweeney Todd

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Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • Menken/Ahrens A CHRISTMAS CAROL  Dec 2 2016, 06:51:30 AM

    It's a nice show, but the TV movie was wretched.

  • Favorite Active Musical Theatre Composer?  Nov 30 2016, 07:01:18 AM

    William Finn

    Tim Minchin

    Stephen Sondheim

    Alan Menken



  • Be More Chill  Nov 17 2016, 09:56:36 AM

    It's a great musical with a wonderful score.

    Michael in the Bathroom is an instant classic, and (I'll bet) soon to be an audition staple.

    I think this show will do really well regionally.

  • Musicals that make you feel happy/at peace  Sep 29 2016, 05:43:33 AM

    Next to Normal always brings a smile to my face.



  • Under-active composers  Sep 28 2016, 05:56:29 AM

    Adam Guettel's "Millions" is finally getting a reading!


    Great movie, and I can't wait to see/hear the whole musical.





  • idina.  Sep 23 2016, 09:42:57 AM

    I've only heard Queen of Swords, which sounds like a Celine Dion song from 20 years ago.


    Looking forward to hearing the whole album this weekend.

  • Bright Star Sheet Music?  Sep 23 2016, 07:07:13 AM

    Available now

  • Just listened to  Sep 23 2016, 06:27:59 AM

    The show was ok. Everything with the family should have been cut and it should have been a one act.

    The leads should have both won Tonys.

    The score is great, but not my favorite JRB.

  • West End's Miss Saigon to be released on DVD?  Sep 23 2016, 06:25:30 AM

    10/24/16 for both DVD and BD (UK only).

    I suspect that this will region free (as Fathom's Billy Elliot was), followed later by an actual region 1 release.

  • Marvin Trilogy?  Sep 12 2016, 10:15:13 AM

    William Finn doesn't really want a full trilogy.


    He considers Trousers to have been his calling card, like a mission statement if you will.


    It has some really good stuff, but it's definitely "early" work.


  • Broadway dancer Marcus Bellamy Arrested  Aug 22 2016, 11:44:31 AM

    Gives a whole new spin to Cell Block Tango.

  • Showtunes About What It Means to Be American  Aug 19 2016, 10:17:47 AM

    Kad said: ""Another National Anthem" - Assassins



    I was just going to mention Something Just Broke.

  • Riedel on Groundhog Day coming to Broadway  Aug 19 2016, 10:15:20 AM

    His sources are wrong most of the time.


    And Natasha is generating intense buzz.


    Having said that, all three shows are exceptional, and very different.


    it's way to early for any predictions. Karl vs. Groban vs. Platt would be some race though.

  • Worst ALW show  Aug 5 2016, 10:02:44 AM

    Personally I can't stand Phantom.


    I like almost everything ALW has done, but I never took to Phantom. I even like Love Never Dies quite a bit.


    Otherwise only score of his I'm on the fence about is The Likes of Us.



  • Cats or Waitress  Aug 5 2016, 09:46:54 AM

    Waitress was good, not great.


    But I give the edge to Cats. The revival is energized in a way I've never seen for this show before.

    It's exhilarating.

  • People Are Dressing Like Slobs: Elizabeth Vincentelli  Aug 1 2016, 11:56:04 AM

    You pay for your ticket, you wear what you want.


    Anyone who doesn't like it, that's their problem.



    Nothing that smells

    Nothing that makes noise


  • 2016 equivalent of Gwen Verdon  Jul 29 2016, 09:39:28 AM

    Seth Rudetsky

  • Annie Golden, Broadway Bounty Hunter  Jul 21 2016, 08:01:21 AM

    I love Iconis and Golden!


    I was just listening to Violet and wondering why she doesn't get more work.


  • shuffle along cast cd  Jul 19 2016, 06:40:44 AM

    The show was, in my opinion, not nearly as great as everyone says.


    It's an important piece of history worth telling, but the book was a mess. And while it had tons of speechifying about the struggle, somehow that never came through in the action.


    There as a big scene about how putting in the first ever black love song might cause violence and other physical ramifications. Next thing you know they're singing it and we're on to the next scen

  • Cats Previews  Jul 15 2016, 10:21:50 AM

    themysteriousgrowl said: " 

    This makes sense. After Eight is basically Grizabella without the introspection.





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