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
Just rewatched this last night and I can definitely hear what people are talking about. I didn't noticed it when I first watched the film. But last night all I could hear was Donna Murphy. Of course that doesn't convince me of anything. Artificial manipulation of Meryl's singing could have resulted in that.
On another note, I don't remember it being mentioned in discussions before, but did anyone notice the few bars of The Night Waltz from ALNM played when we see the gu
Zeta-Jones was really wonderful in ALNM. My theory is that Catherine was used to a small house, suddenly thrust into the vastness that is Radio City Music Hall, trying to play to the mile-away rafters and close-up cameras. I think the same thing happened this past year, to some degree, with Jessie Mueller's performance in the Beacon. She was all kinds of herky-jerky, grabbing at the couch and stumbling around, FAR more so than she is at the much smaller Brooks Atkinson.
apropos of nothing, I was just in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery (of Washington Irving and Headless Horseman fame) in Sleepy Hollow, NY last week and saw that Elizabeth Arden was buried there. It's a completely plain, small grave marker in the midst of many other small. plain markers in a random field. Her name on the marker is Elizabeth Graham, a combination of her real (Florence Nightingale Graham) and business (Elizabeth Arden) names.
The Miller's Son, in its own way. It's a show stopper, and it also fits Gaveston's second definition in that it is a reflection and commentary on what's come before it, giving us a different perspective in denouement to follow. Yet it's done by a minor character.
I respect the performers immensely. At the same time, I wear what I wear. What I wear has nothing to do with the way I feel about anyone, in the same way that wearing a suit doesn't make you a better worker than wearing jeans and a mohawk. These things are all relics of the past. People are slowly beginning to understand that these superficial things don't amount to a hill of beans.
When I travel to NYC to see a show, I'm taking a 4 hour train ride, walking around in the he