The fact that he states "we don't have to worry about the writing because it's already written" is probably one of the more troublesome statements he makes about the project. You can't just plop the stage script on a camera and expect it to work without any effort (take a look at The Producers for an example of that going awry). They are different mediums, as many will point out, and have vastly different requirements for the writing. Even a seemingly
They've already announced that John Lithgow's one man show will be starting performances at the American Airlines on December 21, so if they've built a possible extension into the actors' contracts then I would guess it's only a week or two at most.
chiivess said: "9 to 5 has a southern dialect for most characters.We live in a southern state so 9 to 5 wouldn't be to much of stretch for us to do southern accents"
The only two characters I remember having a Southern accent were Doralee and her husband. The show is set in NYC (if I recall correctly), so I don't think most of them do have Southern accents. Though of course since you are in the South then the Northern or NYC accents could also c
Bette's Turban said: "Could it be Dreamgirls will come into the Shubert?"
Even if Bernadette only manages to keep the show open 3 months (and considering she was able to keep Night Music running for 6 months, I think 3 months is easily doable with a show like Hello, Dolly!), that would leave Dreamgirls with virtually no time to load in, tech, and preview in time for the eligibility cut off for this
Mister Matt said: "Third, why on earth would pricing be based on your subjective opinion? The producers don't budget a show based on whether you're "seeing the show ironically" or not. If it's mediocre and you're "seeing the show ironically", why do you care what has changed?"
I'm looking forward to the day when I can walk up to the box office with the "seeing the show ironically" discount code.
Honestly you could tell that someone was worried about the show. There was no reason that show had to preview for two months other than wanting to be able to ride through the holiday season on the reviews and pull-quotes from the Papermill production. And even then the show limped through the holidays pulling numbers that most other shows would be worried to get during the January/February lull and should have been the death knell for any show to be pulling in during that time (even
I found it to be an enjoyable, but almost immediately forgettable, evening on Broadway. The cast was uniformly good and everyone in the show felt like they were enjoying themselves on the stage, but it was such a by-the-numbers adaptation that I never really got a moment of "yes, this is why these characters needed to sing."
It was much like Young Frankenstein where they made sure to hit every moment and joke from the movie that you'd expe
Yeah, you're probably thinking of the NETworks tour that went out back in 2001-2002. The most recent non-Equity tour was just out last year, so Quentin Earl Darrington and Kenita Miller definitely didn't star in it.
To be fair, it was directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge based somewhat on her Kennedy Center/Broadway Production (the set was definitely scaled back even further without the massive three story structure), and the cast was very talented (if not a bit young
There's a Starbucks on 39th and 8th that has an upstairs seating area that's not as immediately noticeable and thus tends to be a little less crowded than some of the other places in the area (caveat that I'm usually only at that one on weekdays, so I don't know how Saturday may differ).
Some of the reconfiguration also has to do with both the automation and lighting packages. A lot of that can be done in a smaller footprint than was originally done because of the improvements in technology since the tour first went out, which of course saves a lot on truck space and load in time.
PatrickDC said: "If MTV was pleased with the ratings and response for Legally Blonde they might be willing to try Cabaret. And there are others they could do: Rent, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, and maybe even Avenue Q."
Since it's been ten years and they haven't made any further forays into broadcasting musicals I'm going to guess that MTV wasn't over the moon with the ratings and response to Legally Blonde.
It ran for about 4.5 years, so I'm not sure why you would say it didn't last very long. It also did quite well on the road, as I recall, and has been a fairly regular title in regional and educational venues.
I've always heard that the city will not allow the 42nd Street Theatre to be returned to use as a legit theatre because of that lack of loading access on 43rd Street.
I've also heard that because of the way the surrounding buildings have been developed that the Liberty Theatre has no way of being brought up to code in terms of fire exits for the number of people it could potentially seat if it was returned to use as a Broadway house (which means that, assuming tha