As I recall, the only confirmation of Sophia Grace Brownlee's casting in Into the Woods came from her publicist, she was never included in any press materials from Disney or mentioned by Rob Marshall. Then, when she was "fired" that only came from her father (and again maybe her publicist); again, no word or comment from Disney or Rob Marshall. It always felt like some big scheme to try to force Disney's hand, and they just didn't play along.
Impossible2 said: "You can't sue for money until the person is guilty of the charges I don't think."
Not necessarily. OJ Simpson was acquitted of the murder charges in the criminal trial, but was still found liable for the deaths of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown in the civil suit later filed by Goldman's family.
If you look at both IBDB and Playbill Vault Disney Theatrical Productions is listed as a producer on Peter and the Starcatcher, as well as getting a "produced in association with" credit on Sister Act. It was Aida which was produced under the Hyperion Theatricals name.
I'm not sure why we're worrying about the dream casting of a character who would be onscreen for about two minutes, but Shalhoub has already played Uncle Jocko in the Bette Midler version. I can't imagine that there's so much to mine in the character that he'd be looking to return to it.
My guess would be that the Higgins house gets reduced down to the main study section and the revolve is eliminated to ensure they have the necessary depth to still travel it up and down stage, as well as reduce load in/out time and conserve truck space.
ggersten said: "I recall hearing Ben Vereen say that nudity was optional each night - but you got an extra $10 if you stripped."
The extra payment is correct. My mentor in grad school was part of the stage management team on the original production and he always told us that one of his duties was to literally stand in the wings with a check list to see who got naked that night to make sure everyone was paid properly.
There was one created for the London production of Sunset Boulevard. Many photos of Patti and the rest of the original London cast. It's out of print now, but looks like a number of copies are available on Amazon in varying conditions.
SomethingPeculiar said: "I assume Cameron Mackintosh holds the first class rights to Oliver, since he produced all the London revivals of it. I'm surprised that production never crossed the pond. Maybe he and others were scared to do it in New York after the disastrously short-lived 1984 mounting with Ron Moody and Patti LuPone."
He partnered up with NETworks and sent it out as a non-Equity tour back around 2003 or 2004, claiming that it was too expensiv
You'll find links to the official merchandise on a large majority of the shows' official sites these days, either hosted directly on that page or linking to the site the merch company for the show has set up.
RaisedOnMusicals said: "I saw the original starring Anna MariaAlberghetti. It was OK. I doubt very much a producer would be able to find enough investors willing to put up enough money to capitalize a “big, splashy production”. It might be a nice show for Encores."
They've already done it, with a young Anne Hathaway, receiving a love letter from Brantley, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. Not that they haven't repeated shows, but at this point I don'