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Owen22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/24/11
New "Carrie" Pix from Seattle
Posted: 9/27/13 at 09:14pm
Okay. Are these the campiest photos EVER?

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo-Flash-First-Look-at-Alice-Ripley-as-Margaret-White-in-BalaganSTGs-CARRIE-20130927

I don't know which yet, but one of them is my phone's new wallpaper!!
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 09:48pm
And one is my new profile pic! Campy indeed
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:24pm
Why is Margaret dressed in a short pink nighty??? I know Ripley will nail this part, but the costumer/director should be shot.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:36pm
Who wouldn't want to see Alice Ripley in a short pink nighty?
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:39pm
Well it's kind of the antithesis of Margaret White....
#sadandtransparent
E.Davis
Broadway Legend
joined:1/1/08
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 10:50pm
Exactly.....Where is this productions focus.
"I think lying to children is really important, it sets them off on the right track" -Sherie Rene Scott-
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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Posted: 9/27/13 at 11:50pm
Not faulting Alice because this is a part she was born to play, but those production stills are awful-not artful in the slightest. Were they taken with a Nikon Coolpix? Just tragic.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 12:36am
Horrible. Why is Carrie hugging her mother's bare legs?

Good god.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 12:44am
How many more examples are people going to need before they finally admit what I've been saying all along: Carrie will never ever work as a musical. Ever!
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
Charley Kringas Inc
Stand-by
joined:8/12/11
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 04:43am
It worked better in 1988 than it does now.
RippedMan
Broadway Legend
joined:8/14/05
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 11:27am
What is her career? Shouldn't she be doing higher-profile projects?
CJ N2N
Featured Actor
joined:7/8/11
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 11:33am
Those look frighteningly similar to her selfies she posts on twitter...
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 11:45am
"It worked better in 1988 than it does now."

Which is not to say it ultimately worked.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
Charley Kringas Inc
Stand-by
joined:8/12/11
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 10:51pm
I've always felt like it was awfully close to being a very good show, and even though a lot of the numbers were totally daffy at the very least it was not only conceptually solid but well put-together. Of course, the people who wrote the revival went and sucked all the fun out of it and now it's a Very Serious Show with a lot of poorly-written teen dialogue and somehow even clumsier attempts at characterization. Frankly, I think if the backers hadn't panicked and fled, the original production would've had a really decent run.
CATSNYrevival
Broadway Legend
joined:3/1/04
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 11:42pm
Since when do promotional pictures have anything to do with what will be seen on stage? We don't know that Alice will be wearing that costume on stage and we don't know if the campiness in the photos is a reflection of how the director will stage the show.
That's right! Underscore mother-fu@#ers!
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
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Posted: 9/28/13 at 11:48pm
That possibility makes the photos even worse then, no?
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
DEClarke
Broadway Legend
joined:11/22/06
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Posted: 9/29/13 at 12:24am
I was excited to see this, but this photos actually make me glad I'm not traveling from Houston to Seattle for this production.
Bettyboy72
Broadway Legend
joined:3/31/06
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Posted: 9/29/13 at 01:44am
"Since when do promotional pictures have anything to do with what will be seen on stage?"

Um...thats kind of their job. They promote the show.
"The sexual energy between the mother and son really concerns me!"-random woman behind me at Next to Normal "I want to meet him after and bang him!"-random woman who exposed her breasts at Rock of Ages, referring to James Carpinello
someone.else's.story2
Leading Actor
joined:3/18/07
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Posted: 9/29/13 at 11:18pm
'What is her career? Shouldn't she be doing higher-profile projects?'

Louis Hobson is the Artistic Director of this theater (sorry, I forget it's name) in Seattle so she probably wanted to work with her friend. Plus, judging from their website, it looks like they regularly work with similarly great people (perhaps due to his pedigree...who know).

Also, Alice Ripley is so prefect for this role. And, I've seen plenty of name actors do smaller theater when it's a really appealing project. It happens here in LA all the time.

I think it's great that she's doing the show. I'm sure she will kill it!
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being. ``oscar wilde``
choitoy
Broadway Star
joined:12/12/07
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 02:28am
The cheesiness of the pictures don't bother me so much. What does bother me is that Alice has the same facial expression in every picture of her...

And the Balagan Theatre is trying to make more of a name for itself. It also brought us our favorite Seattle narcoleptic Jewish Drag Queen (and Drag Race Winner) Jinkx Monsoon (and her male alter ego, Jerrick Hoffer).

I'm still excited to see it (I plan on seeing it twice). And I also found out that Jerrick Hoffer will be reprising his Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" for a week in December. It makes me wonder if he's going to try to be Neil Patrick Harris' understudy/standby for the Broadway production.
Xanadu! Can't cry on cue!
nasty_khakis
Broadway Star
joined:3/15/07
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 10:09am
Jerrick/Jinkx has already said he'd love to replace/standby/whatever NPH. He would be a terrific replacement, even to only keep the production open a few more weeks.
Rainbowhigh23
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/12
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 02:40pm
I hope someone on Tumblr posts an audio of one of the songs.
Jordan Catalano
Broadway Legend
joined:10/9/05
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 02:48pm
They should have gone all out and had the actors get Glamour Shots

iWannaBEaSedaris
Understudy
joined:6/1/08
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 07:46pm
What ever happened to this one?
http://www.carrieinla.com/
It was supposed to be open by now... did they just run out of money?
Littleshopofcarrie
Broadway Star
joined:12/9/12
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 08:09pm
^ I was wondering the same thing. They keep posting photos on instagram as if it's still going to happen... Anyone know anything?
GlindatheGood22
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/07
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Posted: 9/30/13 at 10:15pm
I love Carrie but I recognize that it's always going to be a little ridiculous. Looks like they're going for broke here, though.
I leave the room smiling.

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