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.
CARRIE THE MUSICAL to premiere in Los Angeles Mar 19
2015, 07:05:56 PM The Chicago production of Carrie was one of the worst things I may have ever seen, ever. So if Chris Jones was mixed about that one then he would have given the off Broadway revival 5 stars.
CARRIE THE MUSICAL to premiere in Los Angeles Mar 16
2015, 07:06:37 PM Best12Bars I've been in the room with a few actresses who were cast as Margaret (I've worked on the show a few times) it is almost always the actress who makes the horrendous choice. Every actress I've seen play Margaret in rehearsal is so in love with the Mazzie way, and turn their nose up at Piper Laurie's portrayal. Frankly I think the "I'm just a mother " is simply easier to play, and a copout. That's not the story, screw easy and justifications that water down the material; Do the work! No
Jennifer Holliday Will Play Sofia In THE COLOR PURPLE Mar 15
2015, 05:07:48 PM I didn't know it was John Ruffin. He's literally terrible, and his shows are trash. He does these really low rent church audience based shows with no value, but lots of adlibs, neck rolling, unauthorized revisions to the script. His shows make Tyler perrys touring productions look like tony award wining shows. He is really appealing to a certain audience, and making a crap ton of money off of them and their (ignorance is a harsh word, but you get my drift). It's kind of sad, but he's working his
Caroline Bowman in Wicked Feb 20
2015, 01:03:02 AM Yes, Carla Stickler was Elphaba tonight, and she is quite good. I saw one of her early performances on tour as an understudy.
I'm seeing the show Tuesday, and I'm curious about who I'll get. Sounds like it won't be Caroline. I like Christine a lot, but I've seen her twice already, so if she is coming back to help out, i selfishly hope she starts after Tuesday, but actors usually start on Tuesdays so who knows. I've also seen Carla Stickler, and wouldn't mind seeing her again. Hmmm...
Caroline Bowman in Wicked Feb 19
2015, 05:55:37 PM I just read that Caroline Bowman is injured and that Dwyer is coming in to replace her. Can anyone confirm if this is true, or just a rumor? If so, when does Dwyer start etc.