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ClumsyDude15
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Broadway twitter bashing
Posted: 7/26/12 at 02:36am
Somewhere Donna Murphy, Denis O' Hare, and Amy Adams are like - and you are?
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dramamama611
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 07:19am
I believe the story about Gavin (I don't know if Andrew was mentioned) goes thusly:

She complained that Creel came to the show and had a bored look on his face throughout the show. I think I heard it was another Twitter post. People have been quick to point out, that Creel posted positively about going to the show.

(I am only repeating what has been stated on the boards for you, I cannot verify the info.)
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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morosco
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 08:19am
She's now only famous for being infamous. One would think that as a newcomer to the Broadway community she would realize that publicly voicing an opinion as strong and as negative as hers to all of twitter would be a really bad career move.
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 11:50am
What do you mean she's only famous for being infamous?! Haven't you read her website?! ; )

Morgan James is not just a great soul artist…or a great R&B artist, or even a great jazz artist. The classically trained vocalist is malleable enough to encompass several genres, while displaying vocals reminiscent of Motown-era greats, all the while making her mark on Broadway. Morgan is armed with the chops to blow people away, and the musicianship to craft every tune. Mix a bit of Nina Simone with Aretha Franklin, add the warmth of Eva Cassidy and the musical passion of Prince, and you will start to get an idea of what kind of artist Morgan James is. She has been called "utter perfection… her vocal expertise was almost painfully beautiful. She could sing every style and genre of music flawlessly." At home on the Broadway, concert and rock stages Morgan James is one of the country's most sought-after singers.

Upcoming schedule:

Oct. 6 — Wichita Symphony Orchestra - Wichita, KA
Dec. 1 — Modesto Symphony Orchestra - Modesto, CA




"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
Updated On: 7/26/12 at 11:50 AM
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finebydesign
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:26pm
"She's now only famous for being infamous."

I'd hardly call her incident yesterday infamous. She's still a z-lister.
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morosco
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:29pm
Haven't you read her website?!...

That website blurb about her being called "utter perfection" appears to be from a message posted on a TheaterMania discussion board. A post that is suspect in itself being that it is so absurdly positive.
This young woman was utter perfection...
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:34pm
lol... love it, morosco!

And will it push me over the edge into pure evil to point out that this "young" performer graduated from Juilliard nine years ago? This isn't a Twitter-happy 16-year-old. In fact, it would be a safe bet to double that.


"Tracy... Hold Mama's waffles."
Updated On: 7/27/12 at 12:34 PM
ECahill84
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:44pm
you all need to move on. this "scandal" and the lengths to which it has been blown out of proportion are ridiculous. she made a mistake, she apologized, now let's worry about more important things that are happening in our world.
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Reginald Tresilian
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:48pm
Okay, ECahill. Pick a topic.
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artscallion
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:52pm
But it has to be more interesting than this one.
Art has a double face, of expression and illusion.
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Kelly2
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 12:53pm
Morgan also seems to have a casual relationship with the truth.

"Her Broadway credits include the first-ever Broadway revival of Godspell (singing "Turn Back, O Man"), and the original casts of Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland (where she covered, and closed the Broadway cast playing, Alice)"

This is what appears on her website...this is a pretty overt lie, no?
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ChanceEncounter
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:25pm
So, what I'm getting from a lot of you is that being a theater professional means you don't get to express negative opinions about theater. How delightfully absurd.
ghostlight2
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:31pm
Thing is, what she twittered was tantamount to "it sucked". She didn't say why she was "horrified", nor why she thought musicianship and acting were "dead".

It was hyperbolic, absurd, and tactless.
ChanceEncounter
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:33pm
Still not seeing the problem.

Also, you try explaining why musicianship is dead in 140 characters. She expressed what was relevant.
ghostlight2
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:39pm
In that case, I think her twitter is pointless. After being criticized, she changed her tune to say she was offended by the sexuality - which has nothing to do with musicianship or acting.

I think it is inadvisable for performers to be so negative, especially of a first preview, especially if you are a performer known for being thin-skinned yourself, but if you must be negative, I don't think it's too much to ask to consider your words and say what you really mean.
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Kad
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:40pm
So it's okay because the medium she chose is constrictive?

If you don't see what is wrong with a professional publicly declaring that the work of peers is horrifying and they are representative of how their craft is "dead", well... I'm sure you must be very popular around your workplace.
ChanceEncounter
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:48pm
Still not getting an explanation as to why she should not say she thought something was bad.
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dreaming
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:51pm
Chancencounter-Regarding your questions as to whether theater professionals are not entitled to not like something-of course they are. I think what is so offensive is that she was so vocal about her criticism-using very broad language and also doing so in such a public way. I think when you're in a business like this one, you need to show a lot more tact than Ms. James did.

And frankly, her apology was not all that sincere. (She 'supposed' she should apologize?)
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Kad
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:53pm
Yes, you have, ChanceEncounter. You have gotten several pages of people rationally saying why they think she's in the wrong.
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Wynbish
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:56pm
While you may not personally understand the reasons or are too stubborn to try, Chance, you definitely have been getting them in this thread and several others.
ghostlight2
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 01:58pm
"Still not getting an explanation as to why she should not say she thought something was bad."

I'm beginning to wonder if you're being deliberately obtuse. It wasn't so much that she had a negative opinion, it was how she expressed it. Do you think she really thinks that musicianship and acting are dead? Probably not - so why say so? If you only have 140 characters to use, use them wisely.

Her tweet was thoughtless, discourteous, tactless, insensitive, hasty and coming from her, hypocritical. It also was very unwise in terms of her future, should she remain in the business.

eta: or what Kad and Wynbish said :)

Updated On: 7/26/12 at 01:58 PM
ChanceEncounter
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Posted: 7/26/12 at 02:07pm
I don't remember people being up in arms about negative comments about Spiderman during it's disastrous 47 month preview. And there were "celebrities" who commented on it. I'm beginning to the think the person who attributed this ridiculous overreaction to the Cult of Sondheim was on to something.

Speaking ill of Harness & Wires the Musical is fine, but speaking ill of the most recent production of one of The God of Broadway's shows is the worst thing to happen in the theater world since Lincoln's assassination.

 
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