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Posted by muscle23ftl 2013-01-03 04:02:30


What a thrill to see an another A-lister joining the show, she is first rate, it seems she is still memorizing her lines, but it was extremely enjoyable. I think Miss Parsons was invested a bit more into the role though.

Matt, Kelli, Robyn, Michael, Jennifer, Judy and the rest of the cast get better and better each time! They are simply divine.



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Posted by Will42 2013-01-03 04:45:13


She's a wonderful, wonderful actress, who deserved a much better career in Hollywood.

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Posted by muscle23ftl 2013-01-03 05:17:10


Her career can't get much better. She's a big timer...she's made millions! But wonderful she is.
I think Estelle Parsons was a bit better in "Nice Work", because she was a bit "wilder" than Blythe, but a thrill to see her on B'way nevertheless.

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Posted by mc1227 2013-01-03 06:50:17


I saw Blythe last week and it was great to see her back on stage. I will say that Estelle portrayed the character much grander and diva-like but Blythe seems to be still working the character to suit her own style. It is such a fun show with a marvelous cast of characters, I'm sure she will settle in soon. Congratulations to the show for a S'wonderful week at the box office.

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Posted by FANtomFollies 2013-01-03 09:45:35


she's a famous movie star and she's having trouble remember 10-minutes worth of lines? ugh.

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Posted by Kad 2013-01-03 10:07:46


She's also not a spring chicken anymore. She performed in Shakespeare in the Park several times, it's not as if she is incapable of memorizing lines.

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Posted by JayG 2 2013-01-03 13:13:58


This is one show that has been unjustly maligned by too many. It is a total delight (even with a clodhopper -albeit charmingly endearing - leading man.)

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Posted by Mister Matt 2013-01-03 13:19:45


she's a famous movie star and she's having trouble remember 10-minutes worth of lines? ugh.

These things do happen.

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Posted by Vespertine1228 2013-01-03 13:32:35


I remember there were reports of Blythe Danner going up on lines throughout the run of Suddenly, Last Summer at the Roundabout in 2006. I remember I saw it near the end of the run and she was clearly prompted one or two times.

A wonderful actress to be sure, but not an isolated occurrence.

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Posted by AC126748 2013-01-03 13:39:22


Danner went up quite frequently in previews for SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER but got it mostly together by opening. That said, they ended up keeping a prompter backstage for the entire run.

As others have mentioned, this role is small. She should be able to get to 100% much easier than with a large role like Mrs Venable.

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Posted by FANtomFollies 2013-01-03 14:11:40


'These things do happen.'

Until you stop these things happening, this thing does. not. happen.

:)

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Posted by muscle23ftl 2013-01-03 14:27:31


I was actually reminiscing Blythe's performance and I must say that Estelle Parsons' performance was far superior, she was sassy and delivered her lines with much more pizzazz. Estelle actually remembered her lines, AND she cried at the end, which made the finale more touching.