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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:
  • Who Deserves a Broadway House Named After Them?  Jul 29 2015, 07:50:10 AM

    Ethel Merman

    Comden & Green

  • Fiddler.. more security for audiences?  Jul 28 2015, 01:41:13 PM

    Personally, I have no desire to see additional security at theaters, movies, or anywhere else.  I have absolutely no faith that it would deter anything, and it would diminish the experience, while bumping up ticket prices due to the additional cost.  I would be far less inclined to attend shows under such conditions, and I think it would be harmful to Broadway in the long run.

  • Hamilton Previews  Jul 28 2015, 09:25:15 AM

    I saw Hamilton last night, and I found it thrilling, living up to all the hype.  For me, the standouts were Daveed Diigs, Renee Elise Goldsberry, and Leslie Odom, Jr.  Is it assumed that Odom will be put into the supporting category come Tony time?  One cold make a strong case for him as a lead.



  • Fiddler casting  Jul 24 2015, 09:32:51 AM

    I'd like to see Carol Kane as Yente.

  • Why Does Michael Riedel hate  Jul 22 2015, 03:01:34 PM

    Riedel is annoyed that his picture has been replaced with Trump's next to the definition of "bloviate", and he's working on having that fixed.

  • RIP Theodore Bikel  Jul 21 2015, 02:59:39 PM

    Agreed, but I will always think of him as "that dreadful Hungarian."

  • Kelly Clarkson On Bway!  Jul 21 2015, 08:11:29 AM

    On several other threads, including those for live TV musicals, I've said that she'd be perfect for Annie Get Your Gun.  

  • Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/19/15  Jul 20 2015, 03:35:37 PM

    Thirteen shows grossed > $1m.  

  • Obama at Hamilton  Jul 20 2015, 11:13:20 AM

    " was a truly thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience...
    Because a corrupt politician with ties to Chicago cronyism, Wall Street and Big Pharma attended a show on Broadway about the messy history of America?"



  • Summer Encores 2016:Your Picks  Jul 20 2015, 07:47:21 AM

    High Spirits

  • What seats for Something Rotten  Jul 20 2015, 07:30:22 AM

    Legroom in this theater is awful.  If you're 5'9" or taller, I'd go for the aisle seat.  Otherwise, front row mezz is fantastic.

  • Obama is going to the Saturday matinee of  Jul 16 2015, 10:48:06 AM

    I thought the alternate schedule was only for after the show opened?

  • Lansbury/Jones DRIVING MISS DAISY dvd available to Pre-Order!  Jul 16 2015, 10:28:38 AM

    I believe it is also on PBS tomorrow night.

  • Obama is going to the Saturday matinee of  Jul 16 2015, 10:05:56 AM

    It's not too late to run in 2016.

  • Obama is going to the Saturday matinee of  Jul 16 2015, 09:17:22 AM

    I thought they're sold out for months?  Maybe he's going to try the lottery?

  • Look Up  Jul 15 2015, 02:14:30 PM

    I guess it's impractical to have this song performed before every Broadway performance?

  • Which character in Hamilton are you?  Jul 15 2015, 10:37:58 AM


  • Hamilton or Fun Home? Which is more important?  Jul 14 2015, 10:53:32 AM

    Girls!  Girls!  You're both pretty!

  • A Chorus Line  Jul 14 2015, 09:50:31 AM

    If you're a Comcast subscriber, the documentary "Every Little Step" is free on demand.  I find it compelling.  It's a documentary about the casting of the revival, but it also contains footage and commentary from the original cast.

    The very first Broadway show I ever saw was the original cast of A Chorus Line, in the fall of 1975.  Kelly Bishop's performance is still one of the greatest I've ever seen.

  • Possible Stage Roles for Jake Gyllenhaal  Jul 13 2015, 10:14:38 AM

    Though I don't think we need another Company revival, he'd be terrific as Bobby.