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Member Name: ljay889
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Birthday: 8 - 28
Gender: Male
Occupation: Graduate student
Profile: I love Sondheim

Favorite Show(s): Chicago
Grey Gardens
Into the Woods
Sunday in the Park with George
Sweeney Todd
The King and I
West Side Story
Wonderful Town

Favorite Performer(s): Michael Cerveris
George Hearn
Angela Lansbury
Patti LuPone
Luba Mason
Audra McDonald
Bebe Neuwirth
Kelli O'Hara
Ann Reinking
Chita Rivera
Gwen Verdon

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • The Visit Has A Life After Broadway  Aug 3 2015, 09:55:09 PM

     Donna Murphy will eventually be much more appropriate than Patti LuPone for a future production of this musical. 

  • URINETOWN RETURNS OFF BROADWAY!  Aug 3 2015, 07:28:50 PM

    "I smell a transfer !"

     Where do you come up with this? You smell a transfer based on what???

  • THE WIZ: 2015 NBC LIVE MUSICAL  Jul 28 2015, 09:08:30 PM

    Jeeze, some of you are acting like Blige will be playing Mama Rose. It's a live TV production of the The Wiz, no need to panic. Did you guys see the laughable acting in the live Peter Pan?

  • Restaurants Near Eugene O'Neill Theatre  Jul 27 2015, 12:57:36 PM

    Serafina at the Time Hotel.

  • Kinky Boots  Jul 25 2015, 02:51:52 PM

    Your opinion is basically worthless if you only saw half of the show.

  • The Visit Cast Album #1 On Billboard  Jul 23 2015, 11:32:05 PM

    I really don't understand how this could piss anyone off. Nobody is making it bigger than it is. 

  • The Visit Cast Album #1 On Billboard  Jul 23 2015, 10:47:53 PM

    Lol, there's more than 3 entries on the chart. You need to subscribe to see the full chart. 

  • Stanley and Samonsky lead Bridges tour  Jul 23 2015, 03:23:16 PM

    Francesca does have to age significantly for the final scene when she receives Robert's letter. Kelli did it quite well by altering her speech and mannerisms. Not a huge deal. Stanley should be fine throughout.

  • Stanley and Samonsky lead Bridges tour  Jul 23 2015, 12:05:08 PM

    I also didn't mind Samonsky in SP. I think both of these leads will be fine. It's not like they picked up two random people off the street to play these wonderful roles. Both are established performers. A SETA tour was never going to attract bigger names then what we are getting.

  • Stanley and Samonsky lead Bridges tour  Jul 23 2015, 11:07:13 AM

    It doesn't get more Irish than Kelli O'Hara, but she managed to pull off being an Italian housewife. I assume Stanley will too.

  • Stanley and Samonsky lead Bridges tour  Jul 23 2015, 10:47:08 AM

    Not bad. Not unknowns like someone predicted because it's seta.

    Both seem fairly young, but so were Kelli and Steven.

  • Chicago the Musical Appreciation Thread  Jul 22 2015, 09:51:45 PM

    F yourself. 

  • Chicago the Musical Appreciation Thread  Jul 22 2015, 09:04:19 PM

    "Amra-Faye Wright as Velma Kelly (thru 11/22)"


  • Cast Recordings on streaming services??  Jul 22 2015, 12:47:33 PM

    Apple music is different than the iTunes Store.

  • Cast Recordings on streaming services??  Jul 22 2015, 10:22:19 AM

    I love being able to purchase music that I really care about. These small theater record companies need to make money somehow, they'd make next to nothing if they relied on streaming.

    It makes me sad that even buying digital musical may become obsolete someday.

  • Summer Encores 2016:Your Picks  Jul 20 2015, 11:57:26 AM

    The summer series is a little confusing. I had thought it was for off Broadway shows that had not previously been on Broadway, but they did Little Shop this summer. So is it for shows that STARTED off Broadway?

  • Summer Encores 2016:Your Picks  Jul 20 2015, 11:50:31 AM


  • The Wild Party Opens This Week  Jul 19 2015, 12:33:03 PM

    I would love to see him take on some Sondheim. I could easily see him as Bobby and George, and Sweeney is clearly in his future.

  • The Wild Party Opens This Week  Jul 19 2015, 11:34:16 AM

    I cannot stop thinking about Pasquale's soaring performance. He's going to do many great things in theater, I hope we can keep him for a while. 

  • Shows for Days Previews @ LCT  Jul 19 2015, 02:27:52 AM

    I really enjoyed this today. It's not perfect and act two is a bit messy, but I was throughly entertained throughout. There's not a weak link in the cast, but it's all about LuPone. It's thrilling seeing her in a straight play. There are some traces of Mama Rose, but it's really a great performance in a juicy role.

    i also assume Patti's long pre show announcement and the full size NO TEXTING inserts are due to her recent texter incident. Her pre show announcement is GREAT!