newintown said: ""Not surprised doing 8 shows a week and maybe not being a big social media person that she wasn't aware of the strong backlash."
Yes, Broadway actors, particularly one like Holliday, at the theatre for at least 24 hours a week, really aren't able to keep up with current events, like knowing that a significant percentage (possibly the majority) of their fan base, the LGBT community, feels that Donald Trump represents a t
I feel the social media backlash blindsided her. She said something to the effect that she didn't know everything that was going on. At first I thought, "Really?". I then realized that she was probably preparing to go into Color Purple around election time and was in the show after up until closing. Not surprised doing 8 shows a week and maybe not being a big social media person that she wasn't aware of the strong backlash. She quickly did though and pulled out. JMO
Also, I enjoyed the original and LaChanz's performance. Erivo is a force, no question about it. I too want to see what she does next. I also think this scaled down production pulled you more into the story than the original and being done in a more intimate theater is what made Erivo's performance, and the entire show, so electrifying. JMO
Mister Matt said: "Most of mine have already been mentioned, but one that I found extremely effective and memorable was Oh the Thinks You Can Think from Seussical (the Broadway production, not the WTF national tour opening that looked like the citizens of THX 113. It was so joyous and catchy, I couldn't get the song out of my head after I left the theatre, a couple of months before the recording was
I attended the sneak peek of "On The Town" at the Hudson. A pretty intimate theater. From what I remember the stage wasn't really high up. I sat a few rows back from it on the side. Also, from what I remember, balcony seats should have a fine view.
Since I posted my comments, years ago, a few things have changed! I got to sing in the large chorus for "Just No Time At All" on the PIPPIN revival recording. He was there and was so much fun and was so excited that he re-wrote the ending a bit, on the spot, out of excitement. I have also had the chance to meet him and be around him on a few occasions. Very nice man. Also, after posting my comments I came to my own conclusion as to why he may have walked out of the Tony's
yankeefan7 said: "Wicked is still running strong and Avenue Q closed on Broadway a long time ago. The musical score of Wicked is superior IMO and then add the combination of the great performances by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenowith."
Avenue Q is still running off-Broadway, is in good shape, and doing very well.
I like both shows but feel "Caroline or Change" was far superior. It should also have won the Pulitzer. I think it was a crime that t