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.
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
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.
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