Public User said: " As for the sniping about her age and Gypsy, why are all of you not bemoaning the fact that a 70 year old woman is playing a part written for much younger right now on the Great White Way?"
Because, while Dolly may have been written for a younger woman, there is no real reason that Dolly needs to be any specific age at all. The only thing she needs to do is appear reasonably relative to Horace in age.
I thought Kodaly's bit with the mistletoe in the recent She Loves Me revival stood out as inappropriate to the sensibilities of the show. I think it went beyond innuendo into crass. It didn't offend me. But it did take me out of the play for a moment since I felt it was so out of place for the charm and innocence of the show.
I'm a beekeeper, so I want to point out that yellow jackets/hornets/wasps are not bees. They are a completely different species of insect that are about as closely related to bees as ants are.They also don't make honey. I'm assuming, based on past years, Papermill is pretty good at accuracy/detail in these guessing games. So I'm assuming yellow jacket, not bee or honey, is the clue here.
She was a cross between Fozzi Bear and Lewis Black. I'm sure direction was the problem. In Harry Potter she demonstrated that she could do both subtle, charming manipulation and the big finish drama. So we know it's possible for her to be small and work her way up to big. Granted that's film and this is theatre being filmed. But the filming director should have been able to reign her in for those two nights.
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Saw the first tour performance this afternoon. Bartlett Sher came out at the beginning to welcome us and ask for our patience and understanding since this was only the second run through after tech and the first run through had to be stopped 8 times for safety reasons. I'm used to this because many tours begin in Providence and the first performance or two are always bumpy.
This performance though, was smooth as silk with lots of energy, no stops or problems and tons of talent
I've traveled from out of town to NYC and see four or five shows a year for the past 15 years. so that's close to 75 shows. We always do matinees exclusively. In all those years I've only had one occasion when a lead or featured actor was out, Wicked, back when it was new. Idina, Kristin, Norbert, Joel and Carole were all out. Hasn't happened again. So, you see how avoiding matinees because of one instance doesn't make sense? If you went to one evening performance an