I need to see her in something else because I was not moved by her performance in Into the Woods at all, but everyone on this board just goes on and on and on about her ad nauseum so I must have missed something.
I must say, I'm very surprised when people say that they thought she was wonderful. I've seen the show an unmentionable amount of times and I thought she was the worst Glinda I had ever seen. I also went with a non theatre goer who had never seen the show and they were not moved by her either. Maybe she was sick? She kept touching her chest, if she wasn't then she does not have the notes for the high soprano stuff. Also, what is up with allowing Glindas to be super contemporary? Jenni Barber
Yeah, this wasn't great, wasn't terrible either, but even for fun songs like this should be let go. Her voice is the same up and down much like Kelli O'Hara. That's not a bad thing and she's a rare talent. Just a rare talent who will benefit from staying in her lane.
Jenifer Lewis? You mean Nell Carter? That's who did the workshops is Dreamgirls and who the writers had in mind.
The 2015 NBC Live Musical? Mar 30
2015, 12:27:38 AM Would JHud or any of the people on Empire be able to do The Wiz since it will be NBC and Empire if Fox? I'm not sure how that works, and I believe JHud is becoming a regular on Empire.
Also, if people from Empire can be apart of this, I wouldn't be surprised if Jussie Smollett was involved as the scarecrow at all. He's up and coming so he wouldn't be super expensive I'm guessing, but he's also getting a lot of attention right now.
Caroline Bowman Mar 27
2015, 12:25:41 AM Something about all of this seems off to me. Wicked usually lives to let people go and replace them after they miss several weeks of shows, but they have found not one but two temporary replacements for CB, and she's been out for over a month? I don't want to see anyone let go, I'm just surprised that they're being this patient with her, which makes me wonder why? Maybe they just like her that much? I can't help but think that something is missing from the equation that we don't know.