New Phantom tour Nov 22
2013, 11:29:08 PM Just what we need, a reminder of that movie! I know the original look for the Phantom was based off of Rudolph Valentino, and I just really like that look better.
The thing that offends me the most is that they are claiming to use Maria Bjornson's designs, when they are clearly not.
New Phantom tour Nov 22
2013, 07:42:18 PM The thing about Bjornson's original sets is that they were based on the Palais Garnier, the opera house where the book is set.
Some of the costumes for the UK tour (which are apparently being used for the US version) were hideous! The Phantom has a bizarre Superman hairdo, the Il Muto ballerina costumes literally look like pillowcases, Christine's wedding dress is so plain, and the entire Masquerade sequence is bastardized. Instead of the crazy, lavish costumes that each have a differen
Why hasn't a caucasian Simba been cast? Oct 20
2013, 02:43:10 AM Alexia Khadime, Lilli Cooper, Saycon Sengbloh, Dan'yelle Williams, Amaris Dupree and others would like to have a word with you, broadwaystar2. And a black actor playing a role originated by a white person is very different than vice versa.
There is a precedent of a black actors playing Lola, so Lola should be black. There are enough roles with "Caucasian" or "any race" (meaning probably white) in the description out there, let black people have this.
And this is not comparable to a non-white Billy Elliot or whatever.
Is there any chance this movie could still fall through?
A Little Night Music Dream Cast? Jun 12
2013, 09:53:20 PM I recently had some brilliant (in my opinion) casting ideas for either another A Little Night Music revival or movie remake. I was curious if anyone else had ideas.
Desiree- Meryl Streep Fredrik- ??? Madame Armfeldt-Maggie Smith (I know she's retired from the stage) Henrik- Hugh Skinner (he was Joly in Les Mis) Anne- Katie Hall Carl-Magnus- Hadley Fraser (I know he's playing it in a concert soon) Charlotte- Michelle Dockery Petra- Lauren Molina Fredrika-
Glee's Being Alive Dec 8
2012, 01:59:29 PM The problem is Chris Colfer is a terrible singer.
UNFUNNY HuffPost Piece! Oct 11
2012, 05:04:11 PM Yes, believe or not, your Julliard diploma does not double as "Get into Broadway Free" card.
miscast Sep 28
2012, 09:18:02 PM Me this entire thread
Addams Family Question Sep 28
2012, 09:13:16 PM I know the former national tour Pugsley understudy frequents the boards, (jetts27 or something) let's see if he shows up.
redeemed Sep 12
2012, 04:02:05 PM Into the Woods and Sweeney Todd were not total flops. Both ran for over a year and had multiple cast changes.
Rachel York and Chuck Wagner in Anything Goes Tour Sep 10
2012, 09:03:13 PM ^Exactly I'm very interested to add another signature to my Into the Woods playbill and the show isn't open anymore, so it's not like I can drive four hours to NYC and see it. I get that they want to expose the magic of theatre to everyone, but I think to show would make more in Boston or Philly than Bumhole, Arkansas.