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  • THE WIZ: 2015 NBC LIVE MUSICAL  Nov 29 2015, 09:03:40 AM

    ""It has to come in that mind of what a kid wants," he explains, "and so I started there. I wanted to say her parents are dead — it never said that. I wanted to say, 'I hate living with you' to her aunt. It's never said, right? In the movie, [she wants to leave] because her dog gets in trouble in [Miss Gulch's] garden, but I wanted to [say], 'I hate this school. I hate these kids. I hate living in Kansas. I want to go back to Omaha. That's where I was born; that's where I belong.'""<

  • Rumored My Fair Lady Revival with Kelli O'hara and Kelsey Grammar  Nov 23 2015, 10:14:17 AM

    Grammer's a bit old for Higgins, isn't he?  Why not cast someone under 50 in the role?

  • Oh, Jesus. They're making a Tennessee Williams biopic.  Nov 12 2015, 02:49:44 PM

    They'll hire Benedict Cumberbatch, or Michael Fassbender, or Eddie Redmayne or some other British It-Boy of the moment for the lead.  Tom Hooper or Danny Boyle will direct from a script by the inevitable Julian Fellowes, or maybe Alan Bennett.


    Oscar nominations will follow, of course.

  • HOOK the musical -- please, no.  Nov 9 2015, 03:46:01 PM

    Enough of this Peter Pan sh*t already.  And especially not a musical of Spielberg's horror, one of his very worst films.  

  • KING CHARLES III Previews  Nov 5 2015, 04:55:37 PM

    So the ending of KING CHARLES III is rather similar to the BBC series TO PLAY THE KING, it seems.

  • Allegiance Previews  Oct 29 2015, 10:39:17 AM

    An important and interesting story never took off into anything important or interesting at the performance I saw.  The book and score were pretty well by the numbers.  I'd like to see a good documentary on this subject, one that gave me the facts without the frankly cliched storyline.  


    To be fair, there were some flickers of life in the performances.  I wish they'd found an interesting way to bring this to life.  An honorable effort all ro

  • FOOL FOR LOVE Reviews  Oct 9 2015, 09:21:35 AM

    Actually Brantley gets it right -- it was an actress named Kathy Baker in the original production, not Kathy Bates.


  • Deaf West's Spring Awakening Broadway Previews  Sep 17 2015, 09:42:43 AM

    CurtainPullDowner said: "Boy, are you missing the point about Durant and his character.  He is an outsider, a disrupter, a "dummy" to the other students.  It has NOTHING to do with "looks".  If you don't get that, you are not really understanding the play."

    I certainly understand the play -- I'm complaining about more than looks, but I can see how it might seem that way.  I always saw Moritz as being the absolute bottom

  • Deaf West's Spring Awakening Broadway Previews  Sep 17 2015, 09:29:07 AM

    LimelightMike said: "Can you elaborate on the projections needing work/not being seen by everyone? Why sit as close to the middle of center orchestra? What's the difference between that vantage point and say, the mezzanine?"


    Not so much orchestra vs. mezzanine, more a matter of not being off to the side in the orchestra: I'm sure someone in the front or rear mezz would have a clearer view than I did of certain events.  I had side orchestra se

  • Deaf West's Spring Awakening Broadway Previews  Sep 16 2015, 09:07:52 AM

    Saw this last night and enjoyed it pretty thoroughly.  I'm sure they're still ironing out some rough spots, and those projections need to be handled in such a way that EVERYBODY IN THE THEATER CAN SEE THEM, GODDAMMIT.  The cast is able, the musical itself works (or not as you like, but it has always blown me away) and there's no reason not to go see this.  Just make VERY SURE INDEED that you get seats as close to the middle of the auditorium as you can.  Seriou

  • PRELUDES cast album is happening  Sep 16 2015, 08:43:28 AM

    Excellent news!  I've been wanting to listen to that mountain section...

  • Disney doing new live action Mary Poppins musical film  Sep 14 2015, 04:42:30 PM

    After not quite entirely screwing up INTO THE WOODS, Marshall will, I am sure, return to his vile ways with this sure-to-suck travesty.  To be avoided at all costs.  By me, at least.

  • Fitzgerald and the Theatre  Sep 8 2015, 01:37:11 PM

    GATZ was a production of The Elevator Repair Company.  It involved the entire text of the novel being read out loud by one actor, playing a man sitting at his desk one morning, waiting for his computer to boot up.  As he waits, he starts reading the book, and the people in the office around him assumed the characters in the novel.  

    A good deal of the impact depends on your tolerance for GATSBY in general.  I liked some of the innovations, particularly the casting of

  • John @ Signature Theatre Co.  Aug 26 2015, 11:49:29 AM

    The old lady sitting next to me kept sighing audibly throughout the third act, and one woman found Kitty's offer of Vienna fingers hilariously funny for some reason, but folks seemed quite attentive overall at the performance I saw.  

  • John @ Signature Theatre Co.  Aug 25 2015, 10:46:04 AM

    And the little touch that she still calls him "sir."

  • Nine -- Why?  Aug 24 2015, 11:55:47 AM

    ^^^ Guido is also likable -- he's just plain likable, even as his less admirable qualities are spilled all over the screen.  I always suspected that the late unlamented Anthony Minghella had a big hand in the gloomification of the script.  Day-Lewis doesn't help matters -- he's so busy being so very tortured it's hard to work up any sympathy or interest in the guy, he's got none, and I mean NONE, of the charm that animated Mastroianni's Guido in Fellini's

  • John @ Signature Theatre Co.  Aug 24 2015, 11:33:28 AM

    JOHN the play does set up some questions, and it only answers some of them.  The ambiguities strike me as being very rigorously worked out, I'm not seeing any laziness going on here.  At all. Things are said, and then contradicted.  One character says that they don't drink, and we are later led to doubt that.  And as I recall, there's more than one John.  Ms. Baker offers us what a certain character in THE HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAX

  • Nine -- Why?  Aug 24 2015, 11:29:22 AM

    The film's rampant miscasting is a matter of public record -- only Marion Cotillard rises above the sewage.  For me the film's most grotesque miscalculation was the utter GLOOMINESS of the proceedings -- everybody's suffering all over the place is amped to such a level that the movie just winds up being a colossal downer, rather than the joyful comedy that Fellini's original film is.

  • John @ Signature Theatre Co.  Aug 24 2015, 10:49:15 AM

    Different plays for different folks, it seems.

  • John @ Signature Theatre Co.  Aug 24 2015, 10:31:08 AM

    "Oh thanks Roscoe. I thought you were saying that she was reciting something to Jenny about the sunset since she obviously wasn't reading what she wrote down. I'm not familiar with The Call of Cthulhu, but just googled and it sounds fascinating. Is it worth tracking down and reading?"

    Kitty might have been reciting something to Jenny about the sunset, it might be a quote or something.  Hard to say.  The extreme vocabulary she uses was surprising, but it later


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