bk said: "GavestonPS said: "Yeah, you can go wrong. Omit"My White Knight" and you are left with a rather thin score. Great noveltynumbers, but not much else.
Don't get me wrong. I worked with Shirley Jones and she is a lovely lady and very talented. But her Marian is one of a number of soprano heroines she did in a short period(Laurie, Julie Jordan, etc.). Cook's Marian is unique."
It will definitely do great on the road. On a separate note Merci and her husband Raul were not ousted from the group. Raul left and Merci left with him because they not only disagreed with the way Emilio was running the group but that he was pushing Gloria more and more into the forefront. Several other band members would leave the group because of this. Sadly Merci passed away at the age of 50 after a bout with pneumonia.
Here are The Miami Sound Machine in one of their first television appearances on the Puerto Rican television variety show, "Noche de Gala". In it you will see the original configuration of the group with Gloria and her cousin Merci Murciano as co-lead singers.
SonofRobbieJ said: "The gender flip does break up the divide between the more nurturing, loving female gods and the more menacing, destructive male gods. It's not like I'm wildly opposed to it. I just hope there's some reason. Because "why not" is not a great reason for making casting decisions.
I disagree insofar as I think 'well why not' can be a thrilling reason to cast someone, providing that the creatives can then deliver t
Just got wind of this news and I am heartbroken! On my commute to work this morning "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide came up on my playlist. I had not heard it in a very long time and it really made my day because she possessed one of the most beautiful singing voices in the world.
And now she's gone...
RIP dear lady. I hope you knew how many lives you've touched with your God given talent.
That original 1970s staging sounds fantastic. I wish I had seen it! I'm only familiar with the films but from reading the original play - I like it so much better than the 1982 film. The inclusion of fivemediocre songs and relegating the show's signature song to the opening credits and an embarrassing little reprise between President, First Lady, Annie and Warbucks was just dreadful
Sally Durant Plummer said: "Just on here to mention La Strada, which was based off the brilliant Fellini film and starred a young Bernadette Peters. It premiered on Broadway in 1969, so Gigi was not the first. I'm sure there were other works based on films, but I don't know any off the top of my head.
There were many, many musicals based on films before and after "Gigi" in 1973.
This had absolutely nothing to do with the race of an actor. It had everything to do with securing the longevity of the show by hiring an actor with box office clout to replace one that did not. That the actor who was being replaced happened to be Black had nothing to do with it, and as a man of color I am sick and tired of the race card being used in this kind of situation. This would have happened if the actor in question being replaced was white and had no box office clout.