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Location: Australia
Profile: I'm Australian (24-Male), but travel to NYC and catch shows occasionally.

Favorite Show(s): Follies
Kiss of the Spider Woman
next to normal
Sweeney Todd

Favorite Performer(s): Marin Mazzie
Donna Murphy
Bernadette Peters

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • Best Cast Recording of Gypsy?  Aug 30 2015, 01:33:08 AM

    Yeah that "bounce" in Lansbury's Rose's Turn cracks me up every time. But for me I also wish Lansbury made some different acting choices at times. For example, maybe it's because they keep taking it further/exaggerating it in recent revivals or recordings, but her "Everything's Coming Up Roses" isn't quite as ferocious as Patti's or Bernadette's in my opinion (Patti's probably being the most ferocious I've heard). I know L

  • Could  Aug 22 2015, 03:48:24 AM

    "I always thought showing more of that vaudeville history in "Gypsy" would be a good idea - even going to the extent of a staged overture. But, as we all know, that can come across as very laboured - and shows off every flaw of the piece (a la Mendes, 2003)"

    Not sure I get the comparison. Pretty sure 2003 overture was with the curtain down?

  • The One Cast Album Never Recorded You Want  Aug 14 2015, 09:59:38 PM

    Bernadette Peters in A Little Night Music

  • Amateur rights to Wicked now available in Australia  Aug 9 2015, 01:47:59 AM

    I enjoyed the STC Spring Awakening! We've just had two tours of Wicked though here, would any professional theatre company really tackle this any time soon? It's going to go to the bottom of the barrel first.

  • Sally Mayes Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY,  Aug 7 2015, 11:32:04 PM

    Indeed, a revival is long overdue for this rarely seen show.

  • Dream Cast Meryl Streep  Aug 7 2015, 10:27:55 PM

    It's been 4 years today since the first preview of the recent FOLLIES revival, so I feel a bit nostalgic visiting this topic. I can easily (and would like to see) Streep as Phyllis, but not Sally. Give Sally to Bernadette! You're not going to find a film star who can sing this role. 

  • re: Bernadette Peters as 'Dolly' in HELLO, DOLLY  Aug 7 2015, 10:21:58 PM

    So embarrassingly I've only recently (as of last night) seen this show/become familiar with it. The first thought I had was how perfect a role this is for Bernadette. I know I would like to see her in anything, but this role in particular suits her age, voice and humour. 

  • The Visit Has A Life After Broadway  Aug 3 2015, 09:51:47 PM

    I could see LuPone belting the **** out of "I Walk Away". 

  • Which musical should Lincoln Center revive next?  Jul 31 2015, 03:42:32 AM

    "Ragtime may have been revived in 2009, but it was a pretty drab production that nobody really remembers."

    So interesting for me to hear this summary of it. Back in 2009, I'm pretty sure people on this forum generally loved that revival and were pretty sad to see it close early.

  • Hamilton didnt do it for me !!!  Jul 24 2015, 10:42:15 PM

    Question: do you need to know anything about American history to enjoy this show?

  • Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 7/19/15  Jul 22 2015, 02:44:35 AM

    A couple of years ago there was a perception on this forum that shows would revert to B&W to save money in tougher times. However, obviously Fun Home is not going through tough times. I suppose they are just being economical. 

  • The Kristin/Kelli/Chita competition...  Jul 20 2015, 04:01:04 AM

    Chita's singing was obviously not her best work, and definitely something that is excused for her age. It's funny because I used to think her voice sounded strained in "Spider Woman", but listening to it again recently - she sounds like an absolute powerhouse compared to her vocal performance in THE VISIT.

    However, (admittedly only having mostly heard rather than seen her performance), she was doing a fine job acting (both while singing and not), which is such a challenge for

  • Revised CARRIE on Broadway?  Jul 14 2015, 06:36:03 PM

    Given that some of the score is actually really good (the new In, Those Boys, Eve Was Weak, When There's No One, Carrie come to mind), I do somewhat disagree that the story is one that simply cannot be musicalised. I feel the problem is just that the writing is often poor at times.

    I'm really thankful for the recent recording and Marin Mazzie's performance in particular. I personally feel the time has come and gone, and it's time for the show to be left behind in regional/community

  • Javier Munoz Will Be Alternate in HAMILTON on Broadway  Jul 14 2015, 06:31:52 PM

    "the particular problem is that Hamilton simply has no inventory with which to effect exchanges so all that offering them accomplishes is to make already disappointed people disappointed for a second time. And since anyone can easily sell their tickets at a profit if they want to, this is truly a no harm no foul situation"

    I appreciate your persistence trying to explore the issues, but I'm not sure I can really buy the argument that the issue is they "don't want to ma

  • Christiane Noll and Hugh Panaro in the Bridges tour?  Jul 13 2015, 10:57:15 PM

    YES broadwayindie. Marin Mazzie and Jason would be my dream casting. 

  • Roger Rees  Jul 13 2015, 07:53:33 AM


    The Visit was filmed for the NYPL archives, without Roger Rees though .

  • Roger Rees has departed The Visit  Jul 12 2015, 06:01:06 AM

    The first post of this thread is a bit awkward in hindsight...

  • Roger Rees  Jul 11 2015, 12:19:23 AM

    Oh my god

  • Javier Munoz Will Be Alternate in HAMILTON on Broadway  Jul 9 2015, 04:11:36 AM

    I'd like to just discuss the word 'entitlement' briefly because I wonder if the emotion behind this word is making the situation seem to be something it's not. The thoughts about stage doors prompts me to make this comment. Basically, I do not think people are 'entitled' to see a performer in the sense that if they pay $100 it's their god-given right to see someone perform in front of them. I especially do not think that people are entitled to see a performer at a stage door (I pers

  • Javier Munoz Will Be Alternate in HAMILTON on Broadway  Jul 8 2015, 07:16:20 PM

    Similar to the previous discussion, that kind of comment is of course just an "asterix"-type disclaimer they would use to cover themselves in case it does happen because they don't want to lose revenue. But let's not pretend that they are not selling the specific cast, particularly the stars. Otherwise, why even announce the cast or put it on their website*? They should do it theme park style where you really are just turning up for the show and don't even know who the cast are.