poisonivy2 said: "If they're really going to film Bette in Hello Dolly! I hope they do so in front of a live audience. So much of the show is about breaking the fourth wall. Filming it with no live audience is like hot dogs without ketchup."
My guess is that is the plan. With pick up shots during the week the show is dark between stars. But is is a guess.
"And I should mention, I have no issues with people who were unimpressed with Murphy or found her lacking. My specific issue is with DAME's petty dismissal of our Donna love or our Donna as Dolly love through a silly class-based argument that somehow manages to reframethe overwhelming love on this thread as a threat to Midler's legacy.""
Ha! If you read what I said you would see that I loved Donna as well. I must have hit a nerv
Itonlytakesajourney said: "I'm not sure if I'm a "queen" of this thread or not, but Donna and Bette both give amazing performances. I'm partial to Donna, but whatever. Theprospect of filmingit with Bette sounds extremely exciting! The show is just begging to be captured in a professional way, not just on bootlegs and choppy curtain call videos."
I would say your one of the Queen Bee's! But then what does tha
ren598 said: "If you're implying Bette might extend her run for another couple of weeks, I would be very disappointed. I think most people who paid a premium to be at her last performance would be very disappointed. Let's hope that's not the case."
Silly.. That is NOT what I am implying at all. Bette's final performance in front of a paying broadway audience will be on the day announced. And really.. I know nothing other than what I s
Call_me_jorge said: "^^wait... Bette is going to be doing another week or she doing a special concert during that week?"
I am leaving it at that. But Matthew Diamond who has done a great job in capturing many shows and concerts for TV and works on a project I am involved with had been at the show a few times the week right before Bette's vacation. Often behind the SRO with Jerry. And that is all I know.. nothing else
EthelMae said: "Guess I must be one of the five or so queens the poster here is referring to who posts all the time, so hear I go again!
I love Bette Midler in this role but let's face it no other Dolly, I bet, could get away with saying, "dumplings, lighter than air they are, well, I'll be the judge of that" and then tosses the dumpling into the orchestra pit! This isn't the line in the script and that isn't the stage direction for the dumpling!
jayinchelsea said: "Hate to be one of the only naysayers, and I do think that Donna is an amazing musical theatre actress, but DOLLY demands total star power as well as talent, and sadly Donna doesn't have that, imo. Yes, she worked very hard from the first moment, but the hard work showed. There were some really great moments, but not enough to carry the show. Best example was the title number, which began to feel kind of tired by the third time around. And the laughs just didn&
I got a front mezzanie rush ticket last night 25 minutes before curtain . It was full enough except for the extreme sides of the mezzanie and the very back. I have a feeling the back of the orchestra might have also been empty. Betsy wasn't on last night. Show is still middle of the road stuff. But enjoyable .