Love the theatre and have worked as a singer and dancer for years inc shows like a chorus line,fame,,Tick Tick Boom,Evita etc I now own and run a successful production company in Manchester called Vertigo and have had several hits including Dog Sees God (UK premiere), 3sum (original play) the Breakfast Club, 'M', 'Rage and our award nominated original play 'OUT!' Recently we had the great honour of producing the UK Premiere Productios of Charles Busch Off Broadway camp masterpieces 'Die, Mommie, Die!' and 'Psycho Beach Party'. Both shows were huge hits and sold out. Our original comedy Christmas Sorority Massacre has had 2 productions and we were granted permission to adapt the BAFTA nominated film EXAM to the stage and the play opened to rave reviews. Our original thriller M won Best Fringe Production at the 3MT awards, Mysterious Skin was nominated at the Broadway World UK awards. The original drama Watching Goldfish Suffocate was a huge hit touring the UK and Porno Chic recently opened to rave reviews and and won Best Drama at the GMF awards. New show Noir opens 2017.
Groundhog Day reminds me of American Psycho, a great show that somehow did not translate to American audiences. I hope both shows have their deserved success back in the UK and around the rest of the world.
I always think it's crazy that most shows that are more adult in content or staging don't use age advisories or restrictions. I know with my play Porno Chic (that is coming from the UK to NY next year) we have always made sure we have had an age restriction on (15 and over) and that won't change for NY. Sometimes some shows are just not meant for kids.
The hate for Groundhog Days performance confuses me. I thought it was beautiful and one of the only performances that seemed to contain authentic emotion. Love the song and loved the ending of it.
The worst by far was Hello Dolly. I also loved Come From Away and everybody I was watching the Tony Awards with picked that as the fave. War Paint was awful and the direction so pedestrian, plus I'm sick of the Patti love, she plays the same roll in everything and I still ca