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Brooke Shields, Laura Osnes & Tony Goldwyn To Headline SOUND OF MUSIC at Carnegie Hall

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There's going to have to be a lot of transposition in order for Brooke Shields to be able to sing the Baroness' songs.
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CurtainPullDowner
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When the Baroness' songs are done, they are not that hard to sibg,
After PROMISES PROMISES Goldwyn should stay away from ALL musicals.
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I don't think Brooke Shields has the upper range for the songs as written. I saw her in LEAP OF FAITH. I liked her, but she is limited vocally.
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somethingwicked
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Elsa is an extremely limited role in terms of the necessary vocal ability (Jan Maxwell played it in the last revival, remember.) Shields will be just fine.
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
Tony Kushner: You can sing it at my funeral.
Updated On: 3/1/12 at 01:08 PM
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Michael Bennett
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I think the last revival changed some keys and actually dropped one of the Baroness's songs, no?

In the original production, Elsa was played by Marion Marlowe who was quite a fine soprano; I think as originally written, the two songs for the Baroness aren't actually all that limited vocally.
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darquegk
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Many times I have seen a tenor Max swap harmonies with an alto Baroness.
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henrikegerman
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"Many times I have seen a tenor Max swap harmonies with an alto Baroness."

FABULOUS! May I steal this?
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Here's "How Can Love Surive" and "Now Way to Stop It" from the original cast album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuYv-_8VXGQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJIvijGHrg

There will surely be some harmony-swapping and/or singing down the octave for Shields.
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ljay889
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Lol, yeah, Brooke will certainly be singing down the octave.
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If I may quote Jan Maxwell on those two songs-- *makes scissor/cutting motion with fingers*
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Laura Osnes seems to be the new go-to leading lady for R&H productions. From South Pacific to the January reading of Cinderella to Pipe Dream and now Sound of Music. Congrats to Laura.
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Very exciting indeed. I look forward to seeing what comedian they will cast as Max.
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CockeyedOptimist2
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^ They already cast Patrick Page as Max.

I think it's kind of cool that the movie Rolf, Daniel Truhitte, is in the concert.
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I'm excited to see Laura in this.
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Ahh, this is awesome! If only it were televised.
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SondheimFan5
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I'm surprised they didn't put the film Rolf as Franz or a larger role, Baron Elberfeld has ONE line and is in one scene.
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Is Baron Elberfeld in the party scene? Is he the Austrian who is on Georg's side when they get into an altercation with Herr Zeller? I watch the movie at least once a month, but haven't seen the stage show since I was too young to remember.
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Yeah, Baron Elberfeld is in the party scene. He's the one in the movie that says to the Captain "Is there a more beautiful expression of what is good in this country of ours than the innocent voices of our children?"

I wonder if they will add "I Have Confidence" and use "Something Good" instead of "An Ordinary Couple"?


Updated On: 3/3/12 at 01:24 PM
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Most productions now do include 'I Have Confidence' I always believed it was one of the movies greatest assets. So i think it's a pretty sure bet.
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I wanted to purchase some balcony tickets for the concert but I have never been to the Carnegie Hall. Is the balcony very far from the stage? Is the rear mezz at the Gershwin theater comparable to it?

 
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