Cloris Leachman was announced to take over for Andrea Martin in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. She did the original workshops/readings, but Mel thought the Broadway run would be too strenuous on such an old lady... Then Cloris went on to kill it in Dancing With the Stars, and Mel changed his mind. Not to mention the show wasn't doing so hot... They announced her casting in Nov.-Dec.ish, and the show closed after the New Year before Cloris could begin. Too bad, would have loved to see her deliver &qu
I'm debating on attempting this... Catch Fun Home on a Friday night, it starts at 8, and supposedly runs an hour and a half with no intermission. So, that would put me getting out at 9:30, and Hedwig starts at 10. Of course, this is considering there are no late starts at the Fun Home... Thoughts? Can it be done, or is it too close of a call?
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Boca Raton, starring Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles! Feb 2
2015, 02:36:34 PM I went back to see the show a few days ago, and it's only gotten better!!! Both men are obviously not in their PRIME, but they are turning in very fine, well rounded, legendary performances. The Cagelles are TOP. NOTCH. As are the supporting members of the cast - ESPECIALLY Angie Radosh (John Tartaglia's mom) as a hilariously drunken Mme. Dindon. The costumes are stunning!!!
BWW did a special article on the theatre and production, there are some photos! Check it out!
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Boca Raton, starring Lee Roy Reams and Walter Charles! Jan 10
2015, 09:42:59 AM So, I just got back from The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum, in Boca Raton, FL! The whole theatre is a true, moving, classy experience. This new theatre is owned and run by the famous, Costume World. There are even tours of the museum, which is just incredible. Filled with original Broadway costumes.
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is playing now, starring Broadway Royalty, Lee Roy Reams as Albin, and veteran Walter Charles as Georges. Not to mention an AMAZING cast of Cagelles, and local notables
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway? Apr 25
2014, 05:54:17 PM ^ That makes sense. There does need to be a "straight man" to all the chaos, and I guess I overlooked that that's exactly what Hero contributes. lol But yes, Parsons would be an excellent Hysterium, as well.
If we're going with an all male cast, I'm gonna be obvious and say Harvey as Domina :P It would amazing to actually get Mary Testa back, though. She's still fully capable to rock the part like she did back in the 90's. Maybe Marin Mazzie? Sally Struthers?
FORUM Coming Back To Broadway? Apr 25
2014, 05:04:50 PM Forum is my very FAVORITE show. I'm so thrilled by this news. I think there's ton of potential in terms of casting.
James Corden, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Burstein, Christopher Fitzgerald (Although I see him more as a Hysterium) and yes, even Jack Black, would all be inspired. Other actors I'd love to see tackle the role: Martin Short Mark Hammil Mike Myers Paul Reubens John C. Riley Rowan Atkinson Josh Gad Patton Oswalt - just anyone b
Bullets Over Broadway TDF Apr 9
2014, 08:24:32 PM So, sorta off-topic, but I attended a talk back of a show Off-Broadway, with Richard Kind a few weeks ago, the day after seeing Bullets (which I thought was fun, and OK - and Im a HUGE fan of Stro, Zach, Brooks, and Woody especially...) and he said he passed on the show, because he didn't want to sign a year contract to do it... I assume he would have played Brooks' role? Thoughts?
P.S. Brooks turned in my favorite performance of the night. That being said, I haven't seen a performance
Best site to buy tickets? Mar 16
2014, 10:49:45 PM I know there have been such threads before, and I searched, not coming across a legit thread that really answered my question. What are the best sites to buy broadway tickets? I haven't been to NYC since I moved back in 2006, and I'm making my first trip back this month to catch some shows! :) I've been out of the ticket buying game and used to have my sites - but now the only thing I can find so far that seems reliable is Broadway.com ...
Also, is Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder o
THE NANCE Air Date?? Feb 6
2014, 06:02:17 PM Any word yet on when this is going to air? I remember reading that February was it's goal air date.. I'm so anxious to see it!!!
Norbert Leo Butz in They're Playing Our Song? Jan 24
2014, 01:06:55 PM So, I was watching Norb's interview on Broadway.com, and he said that a comfortable revival is "coming up" - he's a bit burnt out on building new work from the ground up, and that's all he's ever done in NY. So it got me thinking, what would be a good vehicle for him to revive.
He seems perfectly suited for They're Playing Our Song! His rendition of "Fallin'" would be gorgeous. Perfectly suited for the score and character - not to mention how great he'd be in that title number. I t
Elphaba: Samantha Barks Glinda: Brittany Snow Fiyero: Aaron Tveit Boq: Daniel Radcliff Nessa: Lily Collins The Wizard: Dicky Van Dyke or Robin Williams Madame Morrible: Julie Andrews or Angela Lansbury Dr. Dillamond: Doug Jones
Alan Menken Interview - HUNCHBACK CONFIRMED! Aug 10
2013, 05:19:45 PM I personally would love to see John Tartaglia take on Clopin. He has the falsetto for that D, I believe.. and most certainly the physicality and comedy. Raul Esparza would be great, as he always is, but I can just hear that high D turning into the Raul "belt" ala the end of "Being Alive"...
I just hope they find a true character actor for Quasimodo. I love Josh Strickland, and I know it was just a preview, but if anyone of that type casting is thrown in the role, I'll be very disappoint
Craziest stage door memories Jul 20
2013, 03:52:28 PM Day before Thanksgiving day 2005, there was a HUGE crowd at the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels stagedoor. My mom, brother, two friends, and I were all visiting from Mississippi. We chatted with the man at the stage door, and he kept making fun of my family's accents, and asking if we rode "4 wheelers" and ate crawfish... After standing there for a minute he said, "Okay, just you 5, come on..." And he took us on the stage of the Imperial, and let us take pictures on the set. Wonderful memory.