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Rockers on Broadway?

tking001
Broadway Legend
joined:4/3/09
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/6/12 at 05:52pm
Any good?
I'm thinking of going any discounts floating around? Do these things usually end up on TDF?
Dangerous Jade
Understudy
joined:7/5/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/6/12 at 11:41pm
There is a $20 discount floating around, I can't find the email right now but when I got it, it worked. If I find it I'll post it.
Updated On: 10/7/12 at 11:41 PM
cebracco
Swing
joined:10/7/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 09:14pm
I go to Rockers every year. It's a really great event! There's always lots of Broadway stars singing great music and the proceeds go to charity, what more could you possibly want?!

I just bought my tickets using the 20% off discount on their facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/rockersonbroadway

This year's concert is going to be awesome! Paul Williams and Rupert Holmes are performing! Can't wait!
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 10:47pm
I hope Williams does some selections from Phantom of the Paradise- I'm quite fond of it as the "other Rocky Horror" of sorts, but other than in Canada, it gets so little love.
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Rainbowhigh23
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joined:3/29/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/7/12 at 11:01pm
BWWROCK12

Why is Alice Ripley listed last?
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 03:46pm
Just got a ticket. Never been before. What's the venue like?
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EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 03:49pm
Being Canadian, and a Phantom of the Paradise fanatic, I had no clue it apparently got a lot of love up here.
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/10/12 at 10:51pm
Canada is the only place the movie made any impact, allegedly, and it occasionally has conventions/reunion concerts. You can see clips from a few on Youtube.
wally
Featured Actor
joined:11/1/03
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/11/12 at 11:04am
It's on TDF now.
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 11:43am
So who was there last night? It was a lot of fun. Unfortunately I had to leave a bit early because the subways were all screwed up but when I was leaving Trapper Felides was standing outside smoking a cig (he has the Oxygen TV show, The Next Big Thing). Well he gives he a hug and cheek kiss and then goes on a rant about how Chad Kimball was supposed to perform with 3 of his kids and just bailed on him and the poor kids. Just walked out. Interesting.
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Rainbowhigh23
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joined:3/29/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 12:46pm
I thought the show was wonderful. Titus Burgess was a particular standout. The "A Star is Born" segment during Act 2 was wonderful, Alice Ripley tore the house down singing "The Woman in the Moon". It was nice to see Ryann Redmond and Micky Dolenz, who were also in great form. It was fun evening and three hours flew by!
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 12:59pm
And how much do I love Rupert Holmes now. The Pina Colada song story was making me laugh so hard.
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 01:19pm
I was there too! A wonderful night but what a strange venue. The upper two balconies have very high railings and therefore poor sightlines if you are sitting- like sitting in a jail looking out of the bars. They need higher tables/stools up where I was. I felt bad for some attendees who had to watch the show from a screen that was situated behind the sound booth. I think people were very upset that they couldnt "see" the performance live.

The standouts for me were Rupert, Titus Burgess and Eric Michael Krop singing the Way We Were- STUNNING! A very emotional evening for the host - Sorry, I forget his name.

Oh, John Herrera was so sweet; singing Don't Quit While Youre Ahead from Drood.
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Pammylicious
Broadway Star
joined:9/13/10
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 01:44pm
I was up in the balcony in the blue section. Luckily I got there early so I was able to get one of the tables against the rail so I had a great direct view of the show.

The hosts were Alan Kalter and Donnie Kehr (who also produced and directed it).
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 02:22pm
What did Paul Williams perform?
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Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 03:16pm
Paul Williams performed "The Rainbow Connection".
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Playbilly
Broadway Legend
joined:3/30/12
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 03:41pm
I always wished someone made Phantom of the Paradise as a Broadway show. Talked about for years, but never done. Such a natural.
"Through The Sacrifice You Made, We Can't Believe The Price You Paid..For Love!"
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darquegk
Broadway Legend
joined:2/5/09
Rockers on Broadway?
Posted: 10/16/12 at 04:44pm
I would love to see it expanded and adapted into a stage musical. However, I wonder if certain parts of it would be lost in the process. More so than Rocky Horror, Phantom depended on the ironic juxtaposition of bubblegum pop music and horror-movie excesses, including but not limited to the repeated maimings and mortal woundings of the Juicy Fruit Studio Singers by knife, explosion and dismemberment (but they keep coming back, since, like Winslow, they are presumably under contractual immortality).

 
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