MrsSallyAdams said: "I've just finished my first listen. I was focused on catching the lyrics when I saw it in Chicago. A few more listens and I'll be able to focus on the melodies and orchestrations.
Cons: I miss "A Woman's Face" and hate the chicken noises in "Dinosaurs." The leads get three ballady duets. They are lovely but I miss a brassy Bosom Buddies / Little Me / There's Always a Woman face off.
rosscoe(au) said: "It's interesting that some have just listened to a recording and than class the show overrated.
See your point but sometimes I wish I had stuck to the recording! I love the Hamilton cast recording but was utterly disappointed in seeing the show, which to me now feels like a machine with a thousand replacements and understudies that don't seem to have any connection to the show beyond executing what they are told to do
nasty_khakis said: "Lupone is willing to replace. She replaced in Master Class and actively campaigned to replace CZJ in A Little Night Music but Trevor Nunn felt she was all wrong for the role.
I think she'd replace in this, but would probably demand the same deal Bette is getting (money, cars, perks) and shoot herself in the foot. But the point is moot since Herman said she was too ethnic, whatever that means.
I'm not a fan of the music of Dinosaurs but it does have a clear dramatic purpose. Do we think even the message is a bit too heavy-handed? (Trying to understand if the criticism is about the message or execution, or both). The idea that they are from another era/haven't caught up with the times is a pretty clear theme with or without the song.
Due to timezone differences I've listened to the whole recording - it's a great recording. To my ears the orchestrations sound sublime (have they been expanded?) and we do seem to be moving further and further away from the years between 2004-2010 (approx). where cast recordings sounded so flat and sterile.
I don't know if it will win any new fans, but there are definitely a bunch of great songs in my opinion that will make for some repeat listening: "Behind
They won't perform it, but I honestly would feel incredibly embarrassed for anyone involved in Come From Away should their show have to follow a performance of "Pink" at the Tony Awards (or as much as I love her, if Bette Midler had to perform after the War Paint performance). I'd metaphorically pat the Come From Away team on the head and give them kudos for their cute show and heartfelt message, but it is a little bit like amateur hour in comparison.
I would be curious to see Buckley but would be very skeptical if she could still sing the score (I saw her recently and I must admit I barely recognise her singing voice). I guess the same could be said about Glenn but no one had high expectations for her singing voice - for Buckley to see the decline might be a little bit sad to me.
adamgreer said: "qolbinau said: "icecreambenjamin said: "Liza's Headband said: "I have zero issue with LuPones comments and agree with them. That being said, I would hope you'd all offer the same support of free speech to those conservative/republican entertainers out there (a small number exist). I have no tolerance for hypocrisy and double standards -- so let's hope you all afford the same allowance to entertainers of an opposing po
icecreambenjamin said: "Liza's Headband said: "I have zero issue with LuPones comments and agree with them. That being said, I would hope you'd all offer the same support of free speech to those conservative/republican entertainers out there (a small number exist). I have no tolerance for hypocrisy and double standards -- so let's hope you all afford the same allowance to entertainers of an opposing political view, as infuriating as many may find it. I