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Is Dolly Too Frivolous Sep 29
2016, 10:24:46 AM
One might ask the same question of Noel Coward plays or Shakespeare's comedies or Aristophanes or Charlie Chaplin movies. There is a human truth to comedy that your question displays a lack of experience with. Your question is like asking "Is Love's Labour's Lost too frivolous?" or "Is Private Lives too frivolous?" or "Is Mickey Mouse too frivolous?"
Comedy and tragedy have existed side by side since storytelling first began. Whil
Lin-Manuel Miranda to host SNL Sep 28
2016, 05:33:43 PM
I don't care whether he's "famous" or not--and there are many levels of famous in 2016, including Internet Famous and Twitter Famous and YouTube Famous--I think this is fabulous.
LaChiusa Sep 28
2016, 04:22:21 PM
Don't answer that question with the name of a composer. That will only stultify creativity. Answer with a mood or a color or a tone...or a painter or an art movement or a historical period...or a kind of food or a season of the year or an emotion. Judy Garland once said, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Vocal Dubbing in the Film Version of INTO THE WOODS Sep 26
2016, 07:03:39 AM
That's not Murphy. Streep is a notorious mimic. You've been STREEPED. Imelda as Rose coming to NY? Sep 25
2016, 11:58:20 AM
I thought she overacted terribly on the video. I'd rather see her as Martha than Rose. Betty Buckley sings Radiohead Sep 25
2016, 09:40:27 AM
I feel blessed to have been there last night. So many highlight, including her "September Song," "Chanson" from The Baker's Wife, and a wonderful song by the talented Joe Iconis called "Old Flame." But seeing Betty Buckley in the autumn of her life making such beautiful music with such feeling and depth. If you can, go. Documentary about Merrily We Roll Along Sep 21
2016, 01:06:38 PM
Can't wait to see this!
Fired from new off-B'way show Sep 21
2016, 01:01:10 PM
I don't think your post protects him at all.
THE FRONT PAGE Previews Sep 21
2016, 08:42:58 AM
I'm really hoping this is good. I was in the play in high school (a star turn as a kvetchy Herman Pincus) and have loved it ever since. But His Girl Friday improves on the play, giving it an unconventional love story and Howard Hawks's screwball energy.
I'm not sure the play can work as well in 2016. re: Bernadette Peters as 'Dolly' in HELLO, DOLLY Sep 21
2016, 08:37:56 AM
As long as she promises not to cry.
Hello, Dolly Sep 20
2016, 04:50:08 PM
As long as she promises not to cry.
What went wrong with Sep 20
2016, 12:11:47 PM
The lyrics were great. Lloyd Webber never had a better lyricist than David Zippel.
Hello Dolly breaks first day ticket sales record Sep 20
2016, 12:02:00 PM
Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER as Golde for the Rest of Its Run Sep 19
2016, 02:20:52 PM
Brilliant. Bette's Dolly Cast Uninspired? Sep 19
2016, 09:55:02 AM
I suggested Billy Crystal in the earlier thread. His "It Takes a Woman" and "damned exasperating woman!" would have been funny in an original way, totally unlike David Burns or Walter Matthau. Bette's Dolly Cast Is Just Great Sep 18
2016, 08:26:40 PM
Oh, shut up. Explosion Reported in Chelsea, 23rd between 6th and 7th Sep 18
2016, 01:19:40 PM
All 29 injured have now been released from the hospital.
Hello Dolly... no Bette on Tuesdays! Sep 17
2016, 10:43:44 AM
Snagged the last two on the aisle in the orchestra (non-premium) for the night after opening, my favorite night to go because there's so much excitement on the stage and in the house. Edward Albee Has Passed Sep 17
2016, 12:31:17 AM
Give a listen. Shed a tear. Marvel at the talent. VIDEO
Stritch as Martha. (Audio only.) Holiday Inn Opening Very Soon Sep 16
2016, 11:12:07 PM
Louise Beavers, a talented African American actress, played Mamie. Her career consisted, sadly, mainly of playing domestics, but her talent far surpassed the racist constrictions imposed on her and all other African-American actors. She specialized in all-knowing or wisecracking domestics, but could have played so much more.
There were three highlights of her career: one