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Member Name: madbrian
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Birthday: 3 - 15
Gender: Male
Location: Northern NJ
Occupation: Data Architect
Favorite Show(s): A Chorus Line

Favorite Performer(s): Elaine Stritch

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • Chance of show closing due to weather?  Feb 8 2017, 02:56:41 PM

    Based on the current forecast, the chance of a show cancelling is about nil.  

  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The Musical  Jan 29 2017, 06:50:04 PM

    Some have suggested Miranda having little or no singing. An intriguing idea, and if they go that way, Allison Janney would be fantastic. 

  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The Musical  Jan 27 2017, 01:21:19 PM

    Maybe Shanice WIlliams as Andi?

  • Pinocchio  Jan 27 2017, 08:30:29 AM

    Starring Trump in the title role, with Putin as Geppetto. 

  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The Musical  Jan 27 2017, 07:57:43 AM

    Andi - Phillipa Soo

    Emily - Janelle Monáe

    Miranda - Laura Benanti

  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The Musical  Jan 26 2017, 02:57:14 PM

    Will never happen, but My Strongest Suit from Aida could probably be dropped right into this.

  • THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA: The Musical  Jan 26 2017, 02:20:01 PM

    Call_me_jorge said: "Carmen Cusack was MADE for Miranda! "

    Best idea so far.  Would like to see Emma Stone as Andi.

  • Best Tap Numbers?  Jan 24 2017, 01:00:55 PM

    The title number from Anything Goes.

  • Who is due for a Kennedy Center Honor?  Jan 18 2017, 10:06:35 AM

    Petralicious said: "where is that from MadBrian? I searched and did not find anything that said living. Thank you"

    If you go to the link below and click on the "Recommend an Honor" button, you will see the text from my prior posting.  I have submitted Cher's name.

  • Who is due for a Kennedy Center Honor?  Jan 18 2017, 09:46:32 AM

    Petralicious said: "There is nothing in the by laws that say someone has to be aliive, but thanks for your snark"

    From the Kennedy Center Honors website (emphasis mine):

    "The Kennedy Center Honors provide recognition to living individuals who throughout their lifetimes have made significant contributions to American culture through the performing arts. The primary criterion is excellence, and artistic achievement in dance, music,

  • Who is due for a Kennedy Center Honor?  Jan 17 2017, 07:47:23 AM

    Not a Broadway person, but how has Cher been overlooked for so long?

  • In need of hilarious audition song for teen female  Dec 27 2016, 09:51:44 PM

    How about Never, from On The Twentieth Century?

  • Best Movie  Dec 20 2016, 06:27:07 PM

    "Maybe This Time " has been included in subsequent productions of Cabaret, but it was not in the original. It was popularized when it was added to the movie, and it's one of my favorites. 

  • Gyllenhaal and Ashford to open SUNDAY at The Hudson  Dec 13 2016, 01:47:23 PM

    For me, there was a little lag between the confirmation and the email.

  • Gyllenhaal and Ashford to open SUNDAY at The Hudson  Dec 13 2016, 12:57:58 PM

    Just got tickets.  FYI - far easier on Hudson Theater site than telecharge.

  • HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Viewing Thread  Dec 8 2016, 07:42:17 AM

    For me, it was an overambitious mess, but an enjoyable one.  Not sure if they felt challenged to rise to the production levels of Grease, but whatever the reasons, it was overproduced and overdirected.  It detracted from the piece.

  • HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Viewing Thread  Dec 7 2016, 10:25:16 PM

    Damn, JHud. 

  • What Got You Interested in Theatre?  Dec 7 2016, 03:03:34 PM

    I was lucky enough to go to the best high school in the country, a Jesuit school in Manhattan.  A couple of times each year, they had 'X-Days," days on which students could attend cultural events and sites around the city.  Choices were open to all, with sign ups by year, then alphabetically.  My first year, in the fall of 1979, as a freshman with a last name toward the end of the alphabet, I had very few choices when it was my turn.  So, I settled for seeing A Ch

  • The 50 best Broadway songs ever?  Dec 6 2016, 02:45:32 PM

    An impressive list.  Nitpicking aside, my two major comments would be: At The Ballet should be much higher, and I would include Before The Parade Passes By rather than Hello, Dolly.

  • Figure skating music?  Dec 6 2016, 01:43:32 PM

    First thing that comes to mind is Icarus, from Myths and Hymns.