Love Pearl Bailey. Lets be clear on this. When I go and pay to see this I will be going to go and pay to see Bette Midler in Hello Dolly. Not Hello Dolly starring Bette Midler. I hope she owns the role and has a blast. Walls or no walls.
I saw Runaways as a kid. I remember not understanding it but enjoying the experience.. Years later I dealt with Liz Swados when I was a student at NYU. I didn't understand her. But I enjoyed the experience. R.I.P.
Heights needs to lie professionally dormant for a long while. There was even a time when I thought Lin Manuel would do nothing else but rest on the laurels of this show. He took the tour to Puerto Rico. He returned to the tour in Los Angeles. He returned to the role to close the show in New York. He then did a benefit concert of it. He was beginning to look a lot to me like a one hit wonder. Boy was I wrong. And boy am I glad I was.
imeldasturn said: "I don't think anyone can call LuPone's acting exceptional...
I saw Imelda three times in London and it's the greatest performance I've ever seen on stage, so nuanced and original. However, I agree that the BBC version didn't make her justice at all and in the video her performance is OTT at times... Still, it needs more consideration especially since Sondheim praised it as one of the finest performances he has ever se
I loved this broadcast except for some minor quibbles. Tyler Perrys narration during the Cicely Tyson package was horrid. He was just reading and had no connection to the material. It was like he just wanted to get through. Some of the music they played on the presenters introductions were straight out of the 70''s elevator music collection. Other than that I loved the show and I am glad there is a new production team involved. @Carlos..
Well what a shame. I wish we can all go back in time to see Tyne Daly's version again. The few times I saw her do it there was never a false note. There was never a performance. Her Rose was so grounded. So mother earth. When Tyne's Rose sang Some People you could feel her want. Her manipulation of the girls and her father would be established. Imelda just stood there and did a number.. badly. I know it is unfair to compare. And