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Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller & More Join NY Phil's CAROUSEL Concert
Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-29 15:09:33


This is so exciting! What lovely casting. Mueller, of course, won a Jeff Award for her portrayal of Carrie Pipperidge in Chicago. Seeing her reprise the role will be amazing.


Link: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Shuler-Hensley-Jason-Danieley-Jessie-Mueller-and-More-Join-NY-Philharmonics-CAROUSEL-Concert-20130129

Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller & More Join NY Phil's CAROUSEL Concert
Posted by NYadgal 2013-01-29 15:10:05


I. Cannot. Wait.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-29 16:55:28


Me either!!! This cast singing this score is going to be amazing.

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Posted by PalJoey 2013-01-29 17:09:03


I hyperventilate every time I think about this.

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Posted by SonofRobbieJ 2013-01-29 17:13:37


I saw Daniely play Enoch Snow in the Carnegie Hall concert...and he was magnificent.

Why didn't I get tickets to this?

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-29 17:33:13


I'm not going to lie, it cost probably 1/6th of my rent to buy a ticket, but man am I glad I did now.

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Posted by ChairinMain 2013-01-29 18:13:49


Oh ****, I cannot wait for this. Please someone put the PBS showing on DVD. What an awesome cast.

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Posted by amayzingRachel72 2013-01-29 18:22:14


Does anyone know how long Mueller will be out of Drood for this? I have tickets for 2/21, and would really like to see her...

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-01-29 18:25:51


Rachel, she's scheduled to be out of Drood February 27th - March 2nd.

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Posted by HOUFlip04 2013-01-29 18:28:11


Rehearsals start 2/11/13. Runs 2/27/13 - 3/2/13.

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Posted by amayzingRachel72 2013-01-29 19:05:40


Awesome! Thanks!

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Posted by ASOOS04 2013-01-29 19:17:37


Could this get any better! HEAVEN!

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Posted by EgermanArmfelt 2013-01-31 00:31:05


Victoria Clark for Nettie!

Edit: no offense to Stephanie Blythe, I would just love to hear Victoria sing the score.

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Posted by TheBalladeer 2013-01-31 00:37:17


I am salivating at the thought of Jessie Mueller and Jason Danieley singing "When the Children Are Asleep". Both of their voices are just perfection. Heaven!!!!

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Posted by ChairinMain 2013-01-31 01:43:23


I've always wondered this: Presumedly, Alison Cimet is on for Jessie during her rehearsal/performance period for Carosel. But what happens if Chita Rivera goes out during that week?

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-15 13:16:17


Just a casual bump 'cause this is now less than two weeks away and I am so f'ing excited!! Jason Danieley, Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara, Shuler Hensley....this is gonna be vocal perfection.

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Posted by It's a fine life! 2013-02-16 15:48:20


I can't wait for this. I love this show so much. Everyone I know makes fun of me for it. Of course, I could always do without the ballets in the various R&H shows.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-16 17:37:41


Carousel is a lovely show, people shouldn't make fun. :) And this concert is sure to be impeccable. The talent involved is just astounding! Not gonna lie, if you live in the area and can afford to go and pass it by, I'm judging you a tiny bit.

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Posted by It's a fine life! 2013-02-16 17:40:54


My previous post about the ballet does lead to a serious question. Do you think it will be present in the concert?

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-02-16 17:42:30


Since Lonny Price isn't there to fvck it up, I'd say the chances are better than they were if he was attached. It's such an iconic part of the show, I can't imagine they'd cut it out.

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Posted by It's a fine life! 2013-02-16 17:46:31


It is iconic. But I struggle with it because I think brings the action to halt. That is likely to sound a bit stupid given that dance IS action.

I don't know. The ballets are treasured, and I can completely see why. I guess I just don't like them.

Having said that, I guess when producing these old famous musicals, it becomes more and more important over time to be true to the original.

Carousel is my FAVOURITE R&H so I'd take it in a park with trained dogs doing it.

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Posted by Jordan Catalano 2013-02-16 17:51:28


I'd imagine since this is going to be televised, they're going to want to add as much "action" as possible, making it more of an Encores-like "concert".

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Posted by It's a fine life! 2013-02-16 17:54:46


I just watched a video shot with a stationary camera which I guess was the Troika tour. Watching it (or listening as it was hard to see anything from so far away) reminded me of just how gorgeous a show it is.

Like I say, my favourite. AND as I recall, the first musical I ever saw. Well, for a second time when I was 7. I guess as a babe I saw it in Manchester sitting on my mum's lap.

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Posted by best12bars 2013-02-16 17:56:32


Very excited about this.

Carousel has never been given a stellar production on film (or video) ... unless you count bootlegs.

And it's a masterpiece. Time to set the record straight (as it were).

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Posted by It's a fine life! 2013-02-16 17:58:16


My gran brags that she saw the original in New York (I don't think it's true) but she loved the movie more. Why? It's not even something you could try to remake better now. But this will definitely be a nice installment to the shows history.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-22 22:25:08


Just curious, based on past experience, do you think it will just be the songs or will some of the scenes be included too? The rehearsal photos indicate that there will be some mild staging/prop usage, so I just wasn't sure what to expect.

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Posted by darquegk 2013-02-22 22:47:04


The show honestly depends on Billy and Julie as actors at LEAST as much as singers, because in the years since the premiere, with changing social mores, it grows harder and harder to accept the premise that "Billy was an ultimately loving but complicated man, whose ineloquence led to his fists doing some of the talking for him" and STILL see him as, if not a hero, at least a lovable antihero.

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Posted by OKBroadwayFan 2013-02-22 22:56:58


Just got my tickets this afternoon. Very excited!

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2013-02-23 19:55:01


I would love if they could recreate Agnes DeMille's ballets--at least in Act II. Her choreography has been notated and preserved, so it is out there--and of course for the film it was botched.

"Just curious, based on past experience, do you think it will just be the songs or will some of the scenes be included too?"

More and more it seems that basically the entire show is--and they tend to be off book, but it depends. I remember Camelot being more staged than South Pacific (I believe they were in the same series) and Company was fairly staged...

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Posted by GavestonPS 2013-02-23 20:24:24


That is likely to sound a bit stupid given that dance IS action.

No, it doesn't sound stupid at all. The problem is that we now use the word "action" in two distinct senses.

Thanks to "action movies", we now use the word "action" when we really mean "stage business" or "activity", i.e., physical motion. In that sense, yes, dance is active.

But the older and more relevant meaning of the word "action" was defined by Aristotle in his POETICS. In that sense, action is sa choice made by an agent (or "character"--another word with multiple meanings) that materially changes the world of the play.

The dream ballet in OKLAHOMA! is action in both senses because the dream scares Laurie into changing her decision as to whom she will accompany to the social.

I haven't seen CAROUSEL on stage recently, so it probably isn't fair to comment. But to me, the play sort of stops dead while Billy watches his daughter dance and feud with the Snow children. And that's because while full of activity, the sequence does little to change the world of the play. (This is debatable, since seeing his daughter being mistreated inspires Billy to try to contact her. For me, however, it's a long way to go for a small result. Just imo.)

My opinion has nothing to do with the quality of the choreography.

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Posted by Play Esq. 2013-02-24 13:31:28


Question: going on Friday and would like to purchase a recording beforehand. Audra's performance is not available on itunes or mp3 amazon so I'm left wondering: OBC or wait for the Lincoln Center to come via snail mail?

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 15:46:46




Some photos of the set via Twitter. Looks BEAUTIFUL.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 15:47:45




One more. Even more excited now, if possible. Tomorrow night!

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Posted by shrekster224 2013-02-26 15:55:43


Holy crap, how did they get Tiler Peck and Rob Fairchild from NYCB??

Does anyone have a full list of the ensemble?

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 16:14:36


I'd also be interested in an ensemble list if somebody's got one, if not I'm sure I can repost it from the program tomorrow night.

I still can't get over the sets. Beautiful.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 17:06:01




One more!

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 19:30:00




Annnd one more. This one courtesy of Robert Fairchild's twitter.

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Posted by TalkinLoud 2013-02-26 19:38:05


Are they still planning on broadcasting this in movie theatres like they did Company?

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-26 20:56:14


Were they ever planning on the movie theatre thing with this? Did I miss that? I thought it was just the PBS broadcast.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-27 09:20:45


Today's the day! :) Is anyone going tonight?

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Posted by SondheimFan5 2013-02-27 10:10:53


Are they using the Broadway orchestrations or the film orchestrations? I know the John Wilson Orchesrta used the film orchestrations for their R&H tribute because they are larger and more suitable for a symphony concert.

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Posted by Kelly2 2013-02-27 11:38:27




Another gorgeous photo from the NYPhil. And a birdie tells me the ensemble is fully costumed and wigged.

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Posted by NewYorkTheater 2013-02-27 13:38:28


Kelli O’Hara first learned about Carousel when she performed in it in high school. “I fell madly in love with it. It remains a very favorite.” She, co-star Nathan Gunn and John Collum (making his New York Philharmonic debut) explain when they first learned about the musical and why they think it is so beloved.

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Posted by musikman 2013-02-27 15:42:25


Kelly2, I'll be there tonight! I'm trying not to hype it up too much for myself, but I'm just so anxious and excited to finally see it.

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Posted by Play Esq. 2013-02-27 16:34:12


NewYorkTheater...couple corrections:

1) It is not "Carousel at the New York Philharmonic and Live at Lincoln Center" as the New York Phil is an orchestra not a place (the venue the orchestra performs at is Avery Fisher Hall).

2) Unless you interviewed O’Hara, Gunn, and Collum directly, you should attribute the source of the quotes.

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Posted by NewYorkTheater 2013-02-28 18:59:09


Play Esq.
1.The headline I wrote was so that people could find my story: "New York Philharmonic" is the more likely search engine term than "Avery Fisher Hall"
2. The comments by the stars, delivered to me by e-mail, were in direct response to questions I asked them.

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2013-02-28 20:46:17


I liked your piece, NewYorkTheater--thanks for the link. I know this is quibbling,but inits way isn't Carousel as groundbreaking as Oklahoma!?

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Posted by NewYorkTheater 2013-02-28 21:20:15


Thanks Eric.
Ok, I'll concede that "In its way," Carousel is groundbreaking, but I don't think you'll find too many people who will argue that it is just as groundbreaking as Oklahoma, which transformed musical theater.