Similar, yes. You are limited to the number of cortisone injections you can have in a year due to damage it can do to your body. Taking prednisone should also be a rare occasion. I've taken prednisone numerous times, but only once for vocal production.
When we were discussing RENT live, I brought up how rough Valentina's voice sounded during Today 4 U. I believe it was a disservice to him to air that performance of the dress rehearsal as he would h
I've had a personal steamer for the last 20 years, so they're not that new in terms of what people are using in order to aid in keeping their voices healthy. The best thing one can do is to do gentle warm-ups using semi-occluded vocal exercises: humming, blowing through the lips and, the mack-daddy of all, the use of a straw, either by humming through the straw or blowing through the straw into a glass of water. I don't know the full science behind it...my new voice te
Daphne Rubin-Vega was scintillating. In a cast full of extraordinary talent, she stood head and shoulders above the rest. It's one of the top 5 musical theater performances I've seen in 32 years of attending Broadway shows.
Remember...an OBC is a memento of what happened on a stage. And what Rubin-Vega did on stage was astounding. Too bad you didn't see it.
Though I wasn't a big YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN fan, Mullaley was sensational onstage. A big presence with a huge, terrific voice. She's the exact right type to pull of a madcap sophisticate who eschews having children only to find that she melts into the role of being Patrick's Auntie Mame. She would nail every last bit of comedy (and probably find laughs that might not even be there, as she does on Will & Grace) and she can deliver on the vulnerability needed to b
ccbway said: It's confusing to me that this seems to be a difficult concept to grasp. I was disappointed by the final product as well, but I understand the logistical and financial realities of the situation."
I would argue that FOX had a fiduciary duty to the estate of Jonathan Larson to protect the brand of RENT, to protect the brand of the actors it hires and to protect its own brand. It could have done so by hiring understudies who could get rehearsal
'Crap happens; FOX made the best of a bad situation that was beyond their control.'
That is entirely untrue. FOX made the absolute wrong call. I have seen and been in shows where outside forces create challenges for a particular performance. An announcement is made and the audience, who feel like they are about to witness something special, becomes very willing to go along for the ride.
The live 'concert' they did while the broadcast of th
The word 'privilege' is a hot buzzword these days, and lots of people roll their eyes for various reasons.
But understanding privilege, particularly in this case. will not only make you a better person, but it will make you a better actor. Gay actors, due to what Kad brought up above, move through the straight world...ALWAYS. There's not getting around it. The world is oriented toward heterosexuals. True, straight actors can spend time watching Rupau
'For example Robbie, do you think knowing the sexual orientation of those actors impacted your experience of seeing them play Prior Walter, or perhaps your memory of it? There's nothing wrong with it either way, but we as audience members probably have a hard time totally separating what we know about an actor and the character they are playing.'
In the end, our opinions are shaded by our perceptions. So, it's very difficult to come to any other conclusion than
There has been, until very recently, a profound bias against gay men playing straight men. It's really lovely that this is changing. But I'll never forget a manager telling me, 'Don't go swishing down 9th Avenue because you never know who's watching.' And that was maybe 8 years ago. Plus, I don't really swish when I walk, but that's besides the point.
The question regarding Lee Pace shouldn't be about 'Oh, poor Lee Pace...
haterobics said: "MR11 said: "We actually had a citywidediversity in theater open forum a few years ago and over 150 people showed up....little good it did, unfortunately. Just can't stop trying I suppose."
Seems like the time to get on top of this is when they announced they were going to do the production in September. That seems like the better time to put them on notice that you are watching to make sure it reflects the diversity, etc., etc.Not o
I actually have no desire to read this play before I see it either here when it transfers or in London when I'm there next summer. And, frankly, I don't care if someone hates or loves this play. It means absolutely nothing to me. But arguing that middle aged playwrights in 2018 can't write plays about the AIDS epidemic is so flipping insane that it only underlines how unhinged the rest of the posts are from this user.
Scotarts said: "How dare a now-40 year old who could never have experienced half what he claims authority over a knowledge he could never have witnessed? How dare this come-lately take the histories of a dead generation and sell it back to us.!?
I haven't seen or even read the play. But the part of your screed I've just quoted is all I need to discredit your argument. I am of Lopez's generation. It is our job...our inheritance, if you wil
I was in the Boston company of a not-particularly-good musical revue called Secrets Every Smart Traveler Should Know. One of my solos was called Aging Planes about flying rickety, old aircraft that might fall out of the sky. I was warned that if there was some kind of major air disaster, the song would be cut. Two weeks in, a large commercial aircraft crashed and the song was cut for about a week and a half...maybe two.