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Member Name: fflagg
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Birthday: 12 - 31
Gender: Male
Location: NJ
Occupation: Publishing
Yahoo IM: fkd1963
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Currently Listening To: Eminem, Eurythmics, Diahann Carroll, Laura Branigan, Panic! at the Disco, Judy Garland Sings the Who

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • Seth Rudetsky as an actor  Jan 22 2016, 11:46:50 PM

    Seth makes Bernie Sanders seem soft spoken. 

  • Funny Girl is on TCM right now  Jan 3 2016, 03:20:42 PM

    It's only a movie. ??

    Re her makeup/nails, you could make a case how an ugly insecure girl compensates by things she can control, like her nails and makeup. The same issue can be raised for most other 1960s film musicals. 

  • ON YOUR FEET! Reviews  Nov 7 2015, 05:11:42 PM

    Can the hoped-for Latino audience afford $150 a ticket?

  • Disaster! The Musical  Nov 7 2015, 05:07:43 PM

    Who's financing this disaster? Seth's Nicky Arnstein husband? Rosie? It belongs at Don't Tell Mama. 

  • Allegiance Previews  Oct 6 2015, 11:27:06 PM

    It will be the Asian Amazing Grace. Nobody knows who is Lea Salonga and Takei has about 14 fans. A gripping story that looks like a fey Lifetime film. 

  • Razzle Dazzle- Michael Riedel's book  Oct 6 2015, 11:22:31 PM

    I think he's an awesome writer. No one else makes theatre interesting and colorful as he does. 

  • STREISAND wants to make GYPSY  Oct 3 2015, 01:17:56 AM

    She should star in "Ballroom" with Tom Hanks. The score is mostly by her supposedly good friends the Bergmans. It's poignant and the role is age-appropriate. Sarah Jessica Parker can play her daughter. 

  • Thérèse Raquin Previews  Oct 3 2015, 01:12:07 AM

    The ca. 1980 BBC adaptation with Kate Nelligan was amazing. 

  • Post TONYs show closings/extensions  Jun 8 2014, 11:14:18 PM
    Harvey's play?

    Although, aren't many current productions limited runs to begin with?
  • Breaking News: Marin Mazzie to Play 'Helen Sinclair' in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY; Opens 4/10 at St. James Theatre  Dec 5 2013, 10:41:37 PM
    She is boring. She is probably cheap. Why not Donna Murphy? Or God forbid a real movie star like Susan Sarandon or Bette Midler?
  • Maclaine, Joel and more among Kennedy Center honorees...  Sep 13 2013, 12:17:14 AM
    Carol Channing is a joke.
    How about Diahann Carroll, Liza, Rita Moreno, Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Edward Albee, Carole King?
  • Possibly Controversial Idea: Lady Gaga as Fanny Brice?  Jun 29 2013, 11:10:06 PM
    She has done theater in high school and college, including Miss Adelaide in "Guys and Dolls." Plus, she has performed jazz in clubs and "Someone to Watch Over Me" on the "Today" show and elsewhere so she can sing legit. I think she would be very good BUT the book needs a reworking and the score needs paring down. You cannot just revive the show as is.
  • Adam Lambert needs to be on Broadway!  Jun 24 2013, 11:21:00 PM
    As an usher
  • Breaking News: Neil Patrick Harris to Star in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway - Spring 2014!  Jun 17 2013, 09:22:53 PM
    Boring show, boring performer
  • Sondheim doesn't want Streisand to direct Gypsy?  Feb 28 2013, 05:11:26 PM
    Let her direct and play one of the strippers.

    Catherine Z Jones can play Rose and Gaga can be Louise.
  • Pia Zadora performs in Vegas  Sep 17 2012, 01:22:06 AM
    She is also a Grammy nominee for "Best Female Vocal, Rock" for this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6bGsjQ6Mo&playnext=1&list=PLC46FA69F74664210&feature=results_main

    And in the category was fellow nominee, Melba Moore!:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlo6mg83uj0
  • Trailer for 'Pitch Perfect' Anna Kendrick Singing Lead  Jun 15 2012, 07:35:49 PM
    The film is screening across the country; it was in NYC this week and I saw it.

  • Save Priscilla!!!  May 21 2012, 09:13:34 PM
    Oh, come on!

    It is a mediocre show with a mediocre cast. What is the point of mounting a show based on a great film if you cannot at least match the quality of the film?

    I guess now Nick Adams can peddle his wares at the Townhouse.
  • THE LYONS Reviews  Apr 24 2012, 12:20:42 AM
    Is Brantley sleeping with Silver? The rave is totally undeserved.

    Ms. Lavin is brilliant in this Neil Simon meets Edward Albee diatribe. The daughter is miscast; the son is OK; the father is very good; the poor nurse is a really good actress not given enough to do.

    The opening of Act 2, with the hunky realtor, is pointless and throws the show off track.

    Without Ms. Lavin, this show would last a month; with her, it may last 6 months. Here's to a Tony nom [at least] f
  • THE LYONS Preview  Apr 12 2012, 08:48:31 PM
    The play is a weird combo of Neil Simon and Edward Albee.

    Act One is funny, dark, and worth the price to see Linda Lavin.
    Act Two is awful.
    Act Three is better.

    The issues are:

    1. the son and daughter are miscast, especially the daughter who looks too WASPy. You need a 40 year old Fran Drescher. The son is OK but unmemorable.
    2. Act Two takes the tone and flow of the show off the radar. The son becomes a weirdo whom you lose sympathy for. And who is t




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