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Member Name: ljay889
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Birthday: 8 - 28
Gender: Male
Occupation: Graduate student
Profile: I love Sondheim

Favorite Show(s): Chicago
Grey Gardens
Into the Woods
Sunday in the Park with George
Sweeney Todd
The King and I
West Side Story
Wonderful Town

Favorite Performer(s): Michael Cerveris
George Hearn
Angela Lansbury
Patti LuPone
Luba Mason
Audra McDonald
Bebe Neuwirth
Kelli O'Hara
Ann Reinking
Chita Rivera
Gwen Verdon

Most Recent Message Board Posts:
  • FROZEN to Officially Hit Broadway  Aug 20 2017, 01:37:36 AM

    I am not a Disney or Frozen purist, but I am absolutely shocked at how awful the set looks in that clip.

  • SUNDAY revival recoups and cast recording released in June  Aug 18 2017, 08:15:12 PM

    Thank you Taylor for the info. I can hardly wait any longer! With only two cast recordings of this score available, it's going to be a very special album. 

  • SUNDAY revival recoups and cast recording released in June  Aug 18 2017, 12:15:43 PM

    Me too. The wait is getting rather depressing.

  • 1994 Hello, Dolly! Revival  Aug 18 2017, 11:37:52 AM

    I believe one 1994 video is incorrectly labeled as 1978 on YouTube. Are both on there?

  • 1994 Hello, Dolly! Revival  Aug 17 2017, 08:14:24 PM

    You can watch it on youtube. 

  • Most Unique Show to Ever Be On Broadway  Aug 15 2017, 07:06:03 AM

    Wow, surprised no mention of Pacific Overtures yet.

  • Hal Prince's EVITA Aims for Broadway?  Aug 11 2017, 10:01:22 PM

    The time between the 2003 and 2008 Gypsy revivals would still be shorter.

  • GYPSY 1989 revival  Aug 11 2017, 03:55:12 PM

    Found an old thread on Buckley. Apparently Sondheim told Laurents he was wrong for how he treated Buckley backstage, although he also did not like the production.

    The original Musto article link is dead, but Musto does post here, so maybe he can refresh us.


    Found a working link for the Musto article

  • GYPSY 1989 revival  Aug 11 2017, 03:52:19 PM

    Apparently Laurents and Sondheim both did not approve Buckley's Papermill production to transfer. I think there's a story somewhere that Laurents told her to her face "you will never bring this to Broadway." Don't know how true that is though.

  • Barbara Cook Has Passed  Aug 11 2017, 03:43:07 PM

    Gosh, that times article is so touching. Just beautiful. 

  • GYPSY 1989 revival  Aug 11 2017, 02:33:50 PM

    There's clips on YouTube, and her frightening portrayal of that number even comes across on old video clips. 

  • Hamilton Special Announcement on August 11  Aug 11 2017, 09:26:07 AM


  • GYPSY 1989 revival  Aug 11 2017, 09:19:23 AM

    Wow! Peters name came up for the 1989 revival?

    When reading about this production, I always found it interesting when people say being sick caused Tyne's poor vocal performance on the cast recording, but whenever I watch Youtube clips from the actual production or hear audio recordings, she pretty much sounded exactly the same in the theater. Her voice isn't strong enough to make the score thrilling like Merman or LuPone, and it's not unique enough to put her own stamp

  • Riedel on Frozen with costume designs  Aug 10 2017, 11:55:55 PM


  • When LuPone or Midler Get Sick? The Show Must Go On and So Must The Sub  Aug 10 2017, 11:26:31 PM

    That was great!

  • Riedel on more Comet Drama  Aug 9 2017, 12:10:10 AM

    Jesus. It's a shame that being one of the least buzzed about principals in the original Hamilton cast made someone become such a diva. 

  • Barbara Cook Has Passed  Aug 8 2017, 02:30:57 PM

    Barbara has been the third US trend on Twitter since this was announced. I know she was beloved by many, but I always find it touching seeing so many different people from all over the world react to the loss of one of our Broadway legends. 

  • Barbara Cook Has Passed  Aug 8 2017, 11:33:39 AM

    I am so happy I got to see her several times in Sondheim on Sondheim. RIP.

  • Dolly Eating on Stage  Aug 6 2017, 07:35:43 PM

    I would also love to know more about how it's done in the current revival. 

  • PRINCE OF BROADWAY Previews  Aug 6 2017, 01:34:49 AM

    BroadwayConcierge said: "Would somebody please explain what about this show constitutes a full-fledged Broadway musical production as opposed to a concert or event at City Center/Lincoln Center/Carnegie Hall, etc.?"

    The same reason that Chita Rivera's A Dancer's Life and Sondheim on Sondheim were considered full-fledged Broadway musicals and were both eligible in all Tony categories as new musicals. Telling the story of some