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| Orpheus Descending or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof? Sep 23
2012, 08:58:52 AM|
Orpheus is well worth the time and patience if the production is well done. The Redgrave/Hall production 20 some odd years ago was near perfect.
| Plays with a youthful cast Jul 28
2011, 10:17:31 AM|
A Sense of Place or Virgil is Still the Frogboy by Lanford Wilson.
| What would you think of 'The Other Boleyn Girl' as a play? Apr 20
2011, 10:16:49 AM|
Check out Royal Gambit, a play by Hermann Gressieker. . .
| Anybody have opinions on Gruesome Playground Injuries, A Small Fire, or the Jan 16
2011, 08:13:20 AM|
I've read Gruesome Playground Injuries, not seen it and liked the writing very much.
| Hunter Foster and Jennifer Laura Thompson to star in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE.. Dec 20
2010, 02:57:41 PM|
OMG I'm LOL! I was reading this thread and just kept thinking, "Why on earth would anyone revive Little Mary Sunshine"?!?
Then the references to Bill Finn and I went back and started over and thought - what? he's revising that?
One more time to the top . . . and I finally GOT it!
Turned 50 a few weeks back . . .
| TONY AWARDS 2011 - BEST PLAY - BENGAL TIGER Oct 20
2010, 12:43:03 PM|
Got my freshly published copy yesterday - only read the first 4 pages so far - genius! writing . . .
| Cromer to Direct Kidman in Sweet Bird of Youth Revival Sep 18
2010, 07:06:39 PM|
Gosh darn it - I looked at the calendar - it's NOT April 1.
Which came first, do you suppose . . . the chicken or the egg?
My first thought when reading the headline was, "Isn't she a bit old for Heavenly?" Then I read the article. Not my first choice, but it could be a career-changing move if it works.
| Your Favorite Piece of Stage Magic Jul 12
2010, 12:03:14 PM|
Chess original London production - the chess board floor tilting up for the Duet on the Mountain.
A Chorus Line - Cassie's mirrors encircling and multiplying her/Costume change for the finale - the sunburst.
Noises Off - the first time I saw it in the Tulane studio theatre - didn't know and came back from intermission to find myself backstage.
Wicked - the trap door opening
Audra MacDonald and/or Michael Cerveris and/or Patti LuPone - well, just anytime they'r
| If you could sit between any two people in theatre history at a dinner part Jul 2
2010, 12:56:21 AM|
Christopher Marlowe and Stephen Sondheim
Robert Patrick and John Preston
| Nick Jonas in Les Miserables May 28
2010, 02:43:52 PM|
With Joey Lawrence as Javert, d'ya suppose?
| From Playbill: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch May Make Night Music On May 28
2010, 02:42:20 PM|
This sounds more like a "Big Block of Cheese Day."
| Debbie Reynolds in talks to replace Lansbury in ALNM? May 3
2010, 12:46:38 PM|
I saw Reynolds' act last summer - yeah, she can do this - she will be just fine - NO worries.
| re: Anyone else love Canada's 'Slings and Arrows?' Apr 22
2010, 04:51:56 PM|
You Betcha. Season III William Hutt as Lear - !!!!!!!!!!
| Russell Crowe & Beyonce Knowles to lead in A STAR IS BORN remake? Feb 6
2010, 10:54:14 PM|
Oh, gosh, no. Did we skip 2011 and go right to 2012?
| Blood Brothers Feb 6
2010, 10:51:13 PM|
Saw it in London w/Kiki Dee and Con O'Neal - great theatrical experience.
Saw the National Tour in San Francisco with Petula Clark and all three Cassidy brothers. Lesser theatrical experience, and, oddly, like an hour longer.
I have the Israeli Original Cast Album, which is beautiful.
Really want to direct this one day.
| Kaufman & Hart's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT... on Broadway, fall 2010 Feb 1
2010, 07:57:26 PM|
Rondi Reed as Penny
John Mahoney as Grandpa
Fran Guinan as Paul
Laurie Metcalf as Gay Harrington
Al Wilder as Mr. De Pinna
Ian Barford as Ed
Marianne Mayberry as Essie
Estelle Parsons as Olga
John Malkovich as Boris
Patrick Wilson as Tony
Natalie Portman as Alice
| RIP James Mitchell - Youtube tribute Jan 24
2010, 10:31:10 PM|
He made lunch hours so much fun, back in the day, sparring with Daisy and Myra.
| If Sondheim wrote a musical adaptation of a movie.... Jan 24
2010, 10:28:14 PM|
Hmmmmm . . .
The Usual Suspects - the puzzle
Longtime Companion - the intimate epic
Vertigo - the psychology
| re: Director's advice/help Nov 13
2009, 09:39:11 PM|
Get a copy of the collected stories of Damon Runyan and have the cast read aloud to get a feel for the language and world.
| re: Sex in Theater Paper - Examples Needed Oct 21
2009, 02:42:28 PM|
Jerker, or The Helping Hand: A Pornographic Elegy with Redeeming Social Value and a Hymn to the Queer Men of San Francisco in Twenty Telephone Calls, Many of Them Dirty by Robert Chesley has a unique perspective.