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Posted by LimelightMike 2012-11-15 15:49:45


Post 'em here!

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Posted by GoSmileLaughCryClap 2012-11-15 16:12:42


C****nay Kathy lee, c****nay.

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Posted by Huss417 2012-11-15 16:18:51


Have no clue what that was supposed to say.

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Posted by Kad 2012-11-15 16:22:34


C-H-A-R-D-O-N-A-Y?

C****ay.

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Posted by newintown 2012-11-15 16:25:00


Cuntnay?

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Posted by newintown 2012-11-15 16:25:29


Well that didn't work...

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Posted by Quiche2 2012-11-15 16:26:43


I have no interest in is whatsoever.

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Posted by finebydesign 2012-11-15 16:27:25


"I have no interest in is whatsoever."

Clearly you have no real interest in art!

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Posted by GleekOut 2012-11-15 16:29:08


My brother saw this and said it sucked, don't waste your time/money.

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Posted by Huss417 2012-11-15 16:31:23


Well if your brother said it sucked then I guess I won't go see it.

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Posted by GoSmileLaughCryClap 2012-11-15 16:35:23


Fermented grapes Kathy lee, fermented grapes. Did that work?

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Posted by Huss417 2012-11-15 16:36:29


You also might want to change it to Kathie Lee

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Posted by tazber 2012-11-15 16:44:21


C H A R D O N A Y is censored by the BWW software because it picks up on the "H A R D O N".

It's always cracked me up.

In other news, when even Limelight Mike can't bothered to post the usual credits in his opening post you know the show is a bomb.

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Posted by Huss417 2012-11-15 16:47:45


That is very funny Taz.

I also noticed no Limelight Mike this morning. These reviews should prove interesting. And have to say they posted this on their Facebook if these are actual lyrics from the show Yikes!

"Just 'round the corner, not very far / The gospel is hummin', it's comin' by car!"

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Posted by bwayphreak234 2012-11-15 16:48:35


In other news, when even Limelight Mike can't bothered to post the usual credits in his opening post you know the show is a bomb.

SOO true

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-11-15 16:52:12


let the bloodbath begin.

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Posted by eperkins 2012-11-15 17:11:15


I'll bet there will be one good review. That should be an interesting read.

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Posted by egghumor 2012-11-15 17:17:22


Written by whom, Hoda Kotb?

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Posted by loliveve 2012-11-15 17:38:49


Since LimelightMike evidently decided not to write this... here is the show info, presented in a manner similar to what he normally would do:

Today marks the official opening night of "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson." It launches today following previews that began October 13, 2012, at the Niel Simon Theatre. Starring Carolee Carmello, the show also features Tony-winner George Hearn, Edward Watts and Roz Ryan.

Here's how it's described: Scandalous is the new musical based on the life of Aimee Semple McPherson, the world's first media superstar evangelist, whose passion for saving souls equaled her passion for making headlines. Set in 1920's Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in her much-publicized fall from grace.

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Posted by uncageg 2012-11-15 17:56:21


The logo isn't in the upper left hand corner.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-15 18:00:07


It is on the homepage.

This should be interesting...hope it at least stays open long enough for me to see it.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-15 18:04:42


AMNY is negative with one star:
http://tinyurl.com/c5k84xs


""Scandalous" is like a combination of "Leap of Faith," another musical about an evangelist, which flopped last spring, and "Chaplin," also a bland bio musical (Appropriately, Charlie Chaplin makes a cameo in "Scandalous").
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Carolee Carmello, who has spent the past few years alternating between the tryouts of "Scandalous" and stints in "Mamma Mia!," throws all of her dramatic and vocal intensity into the role, but it is an off-putting, aggressive performance."

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Posted by SexyPants88 2012-11-15 18:10:51


He gave them a quote though...

"Roz Ryan adds a touch of zest."

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Posted by Broadwayboy2631 2012-11-15 18:18:33


They can also use, "A few cute parodies of biblical stories are randomly also thrown in..."

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Posted by Dollypop 2012-11-15 19:25:22


Yeah, I can see that phrase posted outside the theater---NOT!

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Posted by bobs3 2012-11-15 19:33:57


"C H A R D O N A Y is censored by the BWW software because it picks up on the "H A R D O N"."

OMG, that explains it. I tried to type the name of that wine in a post once and it filled it with asterisks, so I changed it to Merlot.

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Posted by GoSmileLaughCryClap 2012-11-15 19:39:48


You also might want to change it to Kathie Lee

I think she'll be due for a slight name change after tonight.

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Posted by little_sally 2012-11-15 20:12:18


http://www.talkinbroadway.com/world/Scandalous2012.html

Talkin' Broadway is negative for the show but very positive for Carolee.

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-11-15 20:40:50


There are two N's in ChardoNNay

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Posted by Kad 2012-11-15 20:51:30


Just realized my post looks like I was correcting the spelling.... I was not, just showing how the censoring renders it incoherent.

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Posted by NewYorkTheater 2012-11-15 21:03:33


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Posted by loliveve 2012-11-15 21:44:20


NEWSDAY also negative for the show and positive for Carolee Carmello:

There is nothing remotely scandalous about "Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson," the biographical musical that has book, lyrics and additional music by Kathie Lee Gifford. Despite the inevitable celebrity-lite target on Gifford's back, the musical about the media-star Christian evangelist of the 1920s does not have the toxic aura of a vanity production. It is well-produced and professional.

It's also not interesting, alas, at least not interesting enough to sustain 2 1/2 hours of fast-forward storytelling and inspirational songs that almost always end in throbbing climax. At least as problematic is the bombardment of nursery-rhyme lyrics ...

But we have a reason to give thanks, and that is Carolee Carmello. One of our most deeply wonderful, inexplicably underutilized singing actors, Carmello finally gets a giant vehicle that needs her massive talents. If life is fair, or enough people see this show, there won't be another second-cast Mother Superior in "Sister Act" or vampire's mother in "Lestat" for this amazing artist. ... I

Carmello ...has a strenuous, exposed character who, with much better material, might have rivaled Mama Rose and Evita. Despite the monotony of the touch-what-you-dream songs (music by David Pomeranz and David Friedman), Carmello alone makes Aimee's journey feel as adventurous as it clearly was.

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Posted by MattDe 2012-11-15 21:45:33


http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20648484,00.html

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Posted by showchoirguy 2012-11-15 21:47:21


^ B-..... wow

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Posted by iluvtheatertrash 2012-11-15 22:18:38


http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/theater/reviews/scandalous-the-life-and-trials-of-aimee-semple-mcpherson.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

New York Times is up. And far better than I thought it would be.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-15 22:21:59


There are certainly a few adjectives the marketing team can pull out of that Times review for the billboards. Definitely not a positive review, but nonetheless...

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-11-15 22:25:59


this might actually last longer than Leap of Faith...

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-15 22:27:56


I see Kathie Lee forkin over the money to get it through to New Years.

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Posted by ljay889 2012-11-15 22:28:07


It's sad when a show like this manages to get a fair review from Isherwood, and a show with artistic merit like Women on the Verge gets a scathing Brantley review.

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Posted by ClydeBarrow 2012-11-15 22:32:28


Um...Women on the Verge verged on unbearable. It's also one of my favorite movies that was ruined. I'm definitely not defending Scandalous but that's a horrible comparison.

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-15 22:32:32


Women on the Verge was doggy crap with a stellar cast. Are you kidding me?

Now that was a total embarrasment for all involved.

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Posted by frogs_fan85 2012-11-15 22:33:30


Unless they dump more money into it, I don't see it lasting beyond 11/25. You can just look at Ticketmaster to get a decent gauge on the advance. For example, for next Friday evening(during one of the busiest weeks of the year) there are about 75 seats sold in the entire mezzanine and the orchestra looks less than half sold. If you can't generate an advance for the post Thanksgiving weekend, you're basically DOA.

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Posted by ljay889 2012-11-15 22:36:20


Women on the Verge was doggy crap with a stellar cast. Are you kidding me?

Now that was a total embarrasment for all involved.



This is not shocking coming from GoldenShowerBoy, the ONLY fan of SCANDALOUS.

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Posted by iluvtheatertrash 2012-11-15 22:36:34


But the question is how much this church (and Kathie Lee) are willing to pour into it to keep it open.

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Posted by chanel 2012-11-15 22:39:27


Villagevoice.com calls it "Chaplin in drag."

Says Act One has some fire and Carolee is great.

But Act Two is a dull mess.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/2012/11/scandalous.php

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-15 23:02:35


So having too much time on my hands, here are the usable quotes:

“The American Theatre Wing might as well give Carolee Carmello her Tony Award now. Carmello is performing miracles, only hers are onstage at the Neil Simon Theatre. Carmello delivers one of the season’s must see performances. When Carmello sings, there’s magic in the theatre. the entire cast is fantastic, Joel Fram’s music direction and vocal arrangements are an absolute delight. ”.. Backstage.

Ms. Carmello, a gloriously gifted singing actress…thrills us with the purity and power of her voice. She leads a few rousing come-to-Jesus gospel-tinged numbers with bright-beaming intensity. She delivers the climactic soul-baring ballad with plenty of emotional heat. New York Times.

Carolee Carmello gives a charismatic performance in the lead, belting out her numbers like a one women church Choir. Scandalous has enough high energy and witty lines….. Entertainment Weekley. W



Well produced and professional……We have reason to give thanks……..One of our most deeply wonderful, inexplicably underutilized singing actors, Carolee Carmello finally gets a giant vehicle that needs her massive talents. Carmello alone makes Aimee’s jouirney feel as adventurous as it clearly was.” Newsday




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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-15 23:03:50


Ljay. How old are you? 12?

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-15 23:07:58


here's another pull quote.

"Broadway favorite Carolee Carmello is committed and powerful in the role of Aimee. there's fire there, and some kind of electricity"
Village Voice.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-15 23:10:02


A friend who has a friend in the cast said, "There is discussion about us probably making the talk show circuit".

Looks like this baby ain't going down without a fight.

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Posted by goldenboy 2012-11-15 23:21:16


With the average ticket price being $26... it would be a miracle that they could keep this alive long. A gross of less than 200,000 for a musical?? Ouch. I hope they do though. Carolee's performance is certainly worth it. I love when producers give a show a chance to run. They did that with Memphis and Memphis took home the Tony,

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-11-15 23:23:12


well it hasn't been on any talk shows so far, so why not?

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-11-15 23:38:48


^They need to get Edward Watts on a talk show in one of his skimpy costumes. That should sell some tickets.

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Posted by SKAcasting1127 2012-11-15 23:39:26


Talk show's are not helping this production. Just sayin'.....

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Posted by chanel 2012-11-15 23:58:37


It may not have been on any talk shows, but Kathie Lee has certainly plugged it on the Today Show. A LOT.

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Posted by ucjrdude902 2012-11-16 00:02:45


I would get it on every and any talk show that would have it. I know The View (cheap bastards) make productions pay for production cost when they perform.

I know NOTHING about this show, but how hard is it to send a few cast members in costume to sing to a track to Wendy Williams, Live!, GMA, The Chew, Rachel Ray, etc.

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Posted by RippedMan 2012-11-16 01:05:33


I saw the show last week and did not see Chaplin in the show at all.

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Posted by broadwayboy101 2012-11-16 01:17:20


Saw the show this evening and Chaplin was definitely in it. He's introduced to McPherson, then is never seen again (though he is mentioned quite a few times after).

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Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-11-16 01:36:22


Why do people think Drunkie Lee is made of money?
Is she really that rich?

And WOTVOANB was poop.

The only thing to push this show is Carolee
and her material seems not strong enough.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-16 01:40:34


AP is negative: http://tinyurl.com/cg9kzke

TimeOut New York is negative with two stars: http://tinyurl.com/cneh6u7

Backstage is mixed: http://tinyurl.com/cayp24n

Talkin' Broadway is negative: http://tinyurl.com/bsdnluf

USA Today is pretty positive, overall, with three stars: http://tinyurl.com/d5urd6f

TheaterMania is negative: http://tinyurl.com/cy77fle

Variety is negative: http://tinyurl.com/d44fqtz

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Posted by ljay889 2012-11-16 01:46:25


http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/celeb/tv-personality/kathie-lee-gifford-net-worth/

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Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-11-16 01:54:54


Thanks...

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-16 01:57:14


http://www.therichest.org/celebnetworth/celeb/hoda-kotb-net-worth/




Sidenote: there are already pull quotes on the show's website and in some of their advertisements.

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Posted by SNAFU 2012-11-16 03:23:22


I am actually happy for Kathe Lee that the reviews weren't all bad. Like her or not, it is hard to work on something that long and have everyone trash it. Having not seen the show (and having no intention to) it seems the reviewers didn't come at her with knives raised.

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Posted by newintown 2012-11-16 09:13:31


Do you think that Kat and the Church lined Ishy's pocket in order to get him to use a duller knife than deserved?

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Posted by iluvtheatertrash 2012-11-16 09:56:50


Do you mean like that time the producers of LYSISTRATA JONES lined Brnatley's pockets, newintown?

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Posted by newintown 2012-11-16 10:05:55


Oooooo, did they, do you think?

Even at the Times, theatre reviewer isn't a well-paid job. Call me cynical (not you, growl), but I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't above accepting a "gift" from time to time. NYC's an expensive place to live.

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Posted by WiCkEDrOcKS 2012-11-16 14:24:20




I mean...

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Posted by finebydesign 2012-11-16 15:01:25


Holy crap Jan Brady was at the opening night!!!

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Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2012-11-16 21:27:09


My favorite story was hearing that Regis Philbin spilled a full glass of red wine on Kris Jenner about 10 minutes after that picture was taken.

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Posted by nasty_khakis 2012-11-16 21:33:51


"spilled"...

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Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2012-11-16 21:46:55


You say potato...

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Posted by eperkins 2012-11-17 08:36:33


I see there are tickets on TDF through November 25th.