The Lights NEED To Be Dimmed For Joan Rivers Sep 6
2014, 09:06:44 PM If it hasn't been announced by now, I doubt they would be dimmed. I think she's a victim of the backlash from the Robin Williams dimming. They probably will "tighten" the criteria from now on.
And let's not forget....she rubbed a LOT of people the wrong way. Hardly a universally loved figure.
Worst and best examples of stunt casting. Aug 17
2014, 04:14:27 PM I'm with Hogan. If an actor/celebrity/star originates a role in a production, it's not really stunt casting. Or, if they take over a role. To me, stunt casting is someone with no real theater creed coming into a part for a limited time.
Worst/Guilty Pleasure: Jerry Springer in CHICAGO. I probably should see the show again with a viable Billy.
Sardi's Caricatures Aug 16
2014, 11:15:04 PM Don't get me started! If I was Norm, I'd say, "Don't put that up!" THEY SUCK! The guy doing the space art on 47th street could do better.
How can Leslie Uggums play Mama Rose? Jul 6
2014, 10:13:57 PM Gaveston, you wouldn't have to change "Orpheum Circuit". Outside of theater fans and historians, people aren't going to know who was allowed to play what houses.
Such a nice troll thread. Wake me up when ANNIE opens in December.
CRITICS RAVAGE BROADWAY AUDIENCES Jul 2
2014, 04:59:27 PM Back to the OP....Ironically, as theater prices go higher, audiences are treating the medium with less respect, and so are the theater owners. YEs, they have to make money with booze and overpriced candy (and popcorn!), but that conveys to the audiences that there's not much difference tan going to the movies.
And, as stated people don't get dressed up. Again, lessening the "event" quality of going to theater. Personally, I dress up. It's fun, respectful and makes me feel good abou
Meryl takes on Callas in MASTER CLASS Jun 18
2014, 04:15:21 PM Roscoe, that's the same time I was afflicted. Was in remission for a while she was doing silly comedies. Had a recent flare up, though.
Stephen Sondheim Inc. Jun 18
2014, 04:09:28 PM If the movie is a big hit, I can certainly see future legit productions incorporating the changes ala Grease (and a certain extent Cabaret). Naive to think that might not happen.