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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:
  • SUNSET BLVD with Donna Murphy?  May 20 2015, 04:44:29 PM

    Would love to see Vanessa Williams as Norma.

  • Best Actor in a Musical  May 18 2015, 02:45:24 PM

    I've seen Cerveris, Yazbeck, and BDJ.  I'll be rooting for Yazbeck.

  • Disney songs covered by musical theatre artists?  May 15 2015, 09:48:17 AM

    I believe Kerry Butler is a huge Disney fan, and has recorded several songs.

  • Dream Revivals?  May 12 2015, 09:07:34 AM

    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:


    Justin Timberlake - Freddy


    Hugh Jackman - Lawrence


    Anne Hathaway - Christine


    Kelly Clarkson - Jolene


    Kevin Kline - Andre


    Megan Mullally - Muriel

  • Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?  May 11 2015, 10:29:44 AM

    Maybe Shuler Hensley as Jefferson, give him a chance to play something different?

  • Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?  May 11 2015, 09:22:44 AM

    No one should ever have to apologize for putting on a production of 1776.  It has only been revived once on Broadway in over forty years.  


     


    "1776 is a great show. One of the best, but it is all about the Peter Stone book."


     


    Not really.  While I agree that the book is masterful, and cutting it would be a mistake, casting John Adams is the key, as is finding the right actor for Molasses To Rum.

  • Which shows did you really want to like, but...  May 8 2015, 02:00:16 PM

    For me, it was 9 to 5.  I love the movie, and I love Alison Janney.  But boy, was that disappointing.  Also, Spamalot.  Again, love the movie, love almost everyone involved in the show.  I could have stayed home and rewatched the movie.

  • Hand to God - Rush or TDF  May 6 2015, 02:21:45 PM

    I did rush, and although the seats are extreme sides, the view was fine.  The high stage could be a problem if you're petite, but still not a deal breaker.  

  • Broadway 2016 Season  May 4 2015, 09:47:58 AM

    The Gin Game has been revived once, a four month revival in the late 70s, since its one-year run almost forty years ago.  In what ways is it similar to Gypsy/Fiddler?

  • Audra sings Evita  May 2 2015, 07:32:10 AM

    I was also a little disappointed.  When I read the title of this thread, I had very high expectations, and they were not met.


     


    "Audra's an amazing talent, but she can't sing everything."


     


    I guess, but after seeing her in Lady Day, I guess I thought she could.

  • Go see Hand to God  Apr 14 2015, 07:01:00 AM

    The show is difficult to describe.  It's a dark comedy, in the extreme.  I saw no one walk out at the performance I attended.  The response from our audience was very enthusiastic, and it appeared to be an older crowd.

  • Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 4/12/15  Apr 13 2015, 03:42:53 PM

    I just started a thread telling folks to go see Hand to God, so expect their grosses to go up markedly next week.

  • Go see Hand to God  Apr 13 2015, 03:32:48 PM

    This brilliant show should be doing better.  I was at yesterday's matinee, and the mezzanine was only about half full.  Go see it.

  • Hand to God Rush  Apr 13 2015, 07:37:20 AM

    We rushed yesterday's (Sunday) matinee.  We arrived around 10:45, were third in line, and got first row seats, all the way on the end.  By the time the box office opened at noon, there were about 20 people in line.


     


    LOVED THE SHOW!

  • Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Open on Broadway Next January!  Apr 9 2015, 10:39:00 AM

    Would love to see Ana Gasteyer as Golde, and Carol Kane as Yente.

  • Tony Host 2015  Mar 25 2015, 11:51:42 AM
    I'd love to see Corden and Colbert co-host. Love the idea of Corden doing his show from NYC the week before. He could invite a bunch on Tony nominees as guests that week.
  • About.com's 100 Best/50 Worst Musicals Ever  Mar 11 2015, 10:01:55 AM
    The fact that the "best" list has Wicked ranked higher than 1776 makes me question its credibility.
  • Favorite Sondheim song interpretations and performances  Mar 7 2015, 07:38:56 PM
    Loudon's medley

  • Another Audition Thread  Feb 19 2015, 02:07:14 PM
    If Ever I Would Leave You, from Camelot
  • Pop or Solo Artist who record Broadway showtunes?  Feb 19 2015, 01:19:42 PM
    Here is Don Henley (of the Eagles) with a slightly reggae version of Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat: