I hope any planned revival would use the updated "Barnum's Lament" that replaced "The Prince of Humbug" in the last U.K. tour. I didn't see it but I really like the piano demo recording of it. It's a far more elaborate eleven o'clock number for Barnum more along the lines of "Rose's Turn." Though I do wonder who wrote it. Most of the music is pulled from the existing score. I'm curious to know if Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart wrote it bef
Not that it matters, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt does have some stage experience having appeared in an Off-Broadway play in 2001. He also has a Tony Award nomination, albeit as a producer and not an actor. I still think he'd be a great choice for Barnum.
Saw it Tuesday night and both of those lines are still in. There are no cuts that I noticed. They are using "take the girl out of Jersey" in place of "Hicksville" like the previous tours and "help them find the circle line" is "help them find the Statue of Liberty." Those changes caught my ear but are standard for the tours as far as I recall.
How does the second act begin now that "The Girl I Mean to Be" is in act one? Are they still using the same overture and entr'acte? Both were left off the Broadway cast album which I've always found puzzling. I would have prefered the overture at least to be included in favor of some of those dialogue tracks.
I don't mind the London cast album. I like Matt Smith.
Cats Revival Cast Recording? Dec 30
2016, 07:08:15 PM Personally, I'm not bothered. I'm not a fan of the changes they made for this revival and I'd rather they not be preserved but I also know how frustrating it is to want a cast album that just never gets made.
The Amazon listing is "Live From Lincoln Center: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel DVD." That was my first thought too that it could be a mistake, but it was indeed part of the Live From Lincoln Center series.
I'm trying to understand why it's okay for an employer to force an employee to take part in a political event. Regardless of the profession, it seems like something that would have been thought of and safe gaurded against in a contract by now.