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  • Why did Bonnie & Clyde flop?  Jul 29 2016, 06:46:59 PM

    ¿?Macavity?: "These are all interesting points, but why has this thread come back? I have no problem with it, it just seems to come out of the blue."

     

    Last weekend, I finally watched a bootleg of the Broadway show, which I enjoyed very much (to my surprise), so I searched to see if there were any B&C threads remaining, just to see what people had to say at the time, since I didn't participate in

  • Why did Bonnie & Clyde flop?  Jul 29 2016, 06:28:21 PM

    WhizzerMarvin: "I also remember there being some director's note in the Playbill about how Clyde wasn't a homosexual or bi-sexual, or at least it hadn't been substantiated and therefore they weren't going to include it in their musical. It was this kind of announcement of wholesomeness and stripping of the gritty that would have been fine in the 1950s, but by 2011 I would much rather have seen an exploration of what life was like t

  • Why did Bonnie & Clyde flop?  Jul 29 2016, 05:34:37 PM

    newintown: "Actually, authentic history shows us that they murdered at least 13 people and robbed small family-owned stores, as well as banks patronized by poor and lower-class investors, taking the money of those who could least afford to lose it or defend themselves."

     

    Correction: the Barrow Gang (which at one point consisted of 9 members) was responsible for 13 murders (mainly lawmen), no

  • Why did Bonnie & Clyde flop?  Jul 27 2016, 01:11:59 PM

    newintown wrote: "I would say that it had an unusually bad book, idiotically reducing two complex anti-social psychopathic murderers to sexy misunderstood kids just trying to express their individuality, like an episode of a YA TV show."

     

    You obviously don't know anything about the real Bonnie and Clyde, which is who the musical was trying to capture (pun intended, I guess). I've studied the pair for over twenty

  • Monique Wilson  Jul 16 2016, 03:45:46 PM

    One Eponine/Kim similarity: They both died happily in the arms of the object of their affection.

  • New song for Ellen in Miss Saigon - Translation  Jun 24 2016, 05:22:07 PM

    Ellen also finds out that Kim meant much more to Chris than he had told her. 

     

    Not to mention that Ellen didn't learn about Kim until after the "Bui-Doi" number (a month before the "Room 317" confrontation). Before then, Chris had never mentioned Kim (except by shouting her name in his sleep) nor shared his experiences in Vietnam with Ellen. That's why, in "I Still Believe," she frustratingly laments

  • Scherzinger backs out of CATS, Lloyd Webber furious  May 15 2016, 09:59:54 PM

    'Can we focus on the obvious question? How in the world does ALW actually think that the actress playing Grizabella would have an easy shot at the Tony????? This isn't the 80's Andrew.'

     

    'Totally agree - we are not casting Rose in GYPSY here. This is a musical that has already had its limelight come and go, and from the perspective of people I have encountered on this forum at least, the show has not exactly he

  • Unpopular Opinions  May 13 2016, 07:38:54 PM

    He has said before that there are hardly any roles for latinos and the ones that there are he isn't suited for so he writes his own. 

     

    Yeah, 'cause Alexander Hamilton was very Latino.

  • Crucible Revival  Aug 6 2015, 05:31:15 PM

    Isn't Actors' Equity usually adamant about foreign actors (regardless if they're Irish or British) displacing American talent? What's going on here?

  • Will anyone be tuning into Disney's Descendants?  Aug 1 2015, 02:44:13 PM

    I read that Prince Ben's parents are referred to as 'Queen Belle' (ok) and 'Prince Beast' (?). Why not 'King Adam'? In Disney canon, 'Adam' has been the Beast's official name, even if it's never mentioned in the movie -- or Broadway musical, for that matter.

  • Bizarre Tony nominations  May 9 2015, 02:21:00 PM

    I forgot, Cats also won for Best Book, with the award going to long-dead T.S. Eliot, who obviously had nothing to do with that production other than his poems being the source for the show, which was entirely sung and had virtually no plot.

  • Bizarre Tony nominations  May 9 2015, 02:02:32 PM

    - Best Book of a Musical for Evita, which it won. The show is barely more than a string of songs with hardly a libretto, so I don't know how it got nominated in the first place.


    - Speaking of Tim Rice, last year, he was nominated for Best Original Score for Aladdin even though he had nothing to do with the production other than having written the lyrics to some of the songs for the animated film 2

  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 6 2015, 07:39:02 PM
    About 40 years ago, Disney did a live-action television remake of "Cinderella" with a multi-ethnic cast.

    Try 18 years ago. I'm assuming you're referring to the 1997 R&H Cinderella, with Brandy as Cinderella, Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother, Bernadette Peters as the Stepmother, Whoopi Goldberg as the Queen, Victor Garber as The King, and Paolo Montalban as the Prince.

    Disney would not have attempted this in the seventies.
  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 6 2015, 02:04:11 PM
    Incidentally, Hugh Grant was on Watch What Happens Live last week, and Andy Cohen asks him about his early movie, Maurice, except Cohen pronounced it as "Maw-REESE," but in the movie they say it like "Morris."

    Anyway, the mention of Timothy Spall as Maurice made me wonder, how will they pronounce it, since the cast will be entirely British?
  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 6 2015, 02:04:11 PM
    Incidentally, Hugh Grant was on Watch What Happens Live last week, and Andy Cohen asks him about his early movie, Maurice, except Cohen pronounced it as "Maw-REESE," but in the movie they say it like "Morris."

    Anyway, the mention of Timothy Spall as Maurice made me wonder, how will they pronounce it, since the cast will be entirely British?
  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 6 2015, 12:46:21 AM
    With the exception of Angela Lansbury and David Ogden Stiers, the film's vocal cast was all American. I don't think they worried about the American accents then.

    It's weird that the animated films have American accents, but the live-action remakes (Maleficent, Cinderella, now Beauty and the Beast) will have British accents.
  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 6 2015, 12:43:43 AM
    We had a lily-white Into the Woods, and we didn't "need" to.

    They had a couple black people as extras during Cinderella's wedding.

    Someone else mentioned that the upcoming live-action Cinderella also has multiracial extras and found it "neat." Well, I think it's insulting and just pandering to minorities. They're pretty much saying, we don't trust you for the major roles, but you can be one of the silent extras. They're just throwing in a few people of colo
  • Emma Watson to star in Condon's  Mar 4 2015, 11:58:11 PM
    Great, another Disney production with mainly British cast (Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens) that will also be filmed in England (a la Maleficent, Into the Woods, Cinderella).

    Why does Disney hate America(ns)?
  • Joanna Gleason winning Tony for  Jan 5 2015, 07:16:42 AM
    Lupone was "devastated" each time she didn't win.

    Why the quotation marks?

    They probably gave the tony to Joanna because they knew Bernadette and Patti couldn't stay on the same stage...

    Is there a LuPone-Peters rivalry?
  • Joanna Gleason winning Tony for "Into the Woods" (video)  Jan 5 2015, 05:29:16 AM
    She seemed genuinely shocked. I wish the Tonys did split screens like the Oscars, so we could see the other nominee's reactions when the winner is called. Particularly, Patti LuPone. In her 2010 memoir, she stated that she expected to win, because everyone was telling her so, especially after she won Drama Desk, and was so disappointed when she lost. So for those who remember, was Gleason really an upset?