DAME said: "I hated Lewis Stadlen. Made me really miss DHP."
Although I truly enjoyed the wonderful performances by the witty and animated David Hyde Piece, as well as the amazing and handsome Victor Garber, I thought Lewis J. Stadlen was the best Horace Vandergelder of the three actors.
And I absolutely look forward to seeing Betty Buckley again in May and August.
Sooooo, digging up my old thread here. I’m heading back to Broadway (woooohoooo!!!!) in 31 days and want to add to my little picture album of marquees.
Other than “Beetlejuice” at the Winter Garden, are there any notable (“King Kong” at the Broadway), beautiful (“Hadestown” and the Walter Kerr), or amazing (“Tootsie” is definitely not this) theater marquees I should not miss?
Isn’t it great that we all have different tastes in musical theater, stage plays, and what’s important to us? Isn’t it wonderful that we have so many options and genres on Broadway to choose from? To see, or not to see, that is the question. Live theater is one of the greatest treasures we can enjoy, experience, and share.
And isn’t it sad that we can’t respect another person’s appreciation for these arts without dragging it though the mud puddles of
Mike Barrett said: "dmdwnc, any shows you're hoping to get? Boston and Pittsburgh usually have some things that lineup together. I hope The Bands Visit, CFA, Bandstand, and Torch Song make it in for Boston."
We’ve had three fairly good/great seasons in a row, so I’d be very happy with what was rumored way back in Post 65, although I’ve already seen MFL and TBV last year on Broadway. Maybe replace one of them
If that’s the case I may have to skip it this year, which is incredibly disappointing. I’m already taking off half of that week for a quick bus trip to NYC, and really don’t want to take the entire week off from work, especially when it involves driving back and forth to Pittsburgh twice. Wish they had dropped a “save the date” hint on Twitter at the beginning of the month.
“Other winners of theatrical note included Hugh Jackman, Alex Lacamoire, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul for TheGreatestShowman, which garnered the award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media; the win marks the first Grammy for Tony and Emmy winner Hugh Jackman. (Fun fact: now all Jackman needs to EGOT is an Oscar.)”
Cast Albums Grammy 2019? Feb 10
2019, 05:19:38 PM
Can’t wait to see it again when it’s on tour. I hope the new cast and accompanying Egyptian orchestral band can be as amazing as those on Broadway. Besides Katrina Lenk, my favorite was Etai Benson. And the way the show ends, with “Answer Me” and that glorious crescendo of voices, just amazing.
LizzieCurry said: "...but I'm interested in seeing it. The buzz about it at BroadwayCon was enough to push me over the fence."
I don’t know BroadwayCon, but I too am VERY interested in seeing this. I’m already planning a second trip back to NYC this year, and “Beetlejuice” is high on my list of shows to see along with “Moulin Rouge”. After deciding recently to skip “Hamilton” in Chic
^ ^ ^ Glad you enjoyed the show!!! I’m now shooting for the Columbus, OH lotteries, but recently have decided to skip seeing it in Chicago. Need to keep branching out with newer shows and get back to Broadway. I’m thinking seeing “Hamilton” twice is enough for right now.
THE BAND'S VISIT sets closing Feb 4
2019, 12:07:50 PM
Soooooo glad I had the opportunity to go to NYC and experience this gorgeous work, to be able to meet Katrina Lenk in person, and to buy all the wonderful souvenirs I did. The music will always stay with me, as this was one of my favorite shows from 2018. Hope it comes to Pittsburgh on tour, I’d love to see it again.
BwayLB said: "So would you recommend it after all for someone who equally enjoyed both movie versions?"
I’ve seen both movie versions and still enjoyed this show. It’s not perfect, and it is just really bizarre in parts, but it was entertaining. I don’t think I’d buy a cheap seat too far from the stage because I think you’d lose some aspects of the show better visualized from closer up. That’s not to say you
CATSNYrevival said: "They replaced "What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" That was one of the new songs I actually kind of liked. Mostly for Jackie Hoffman, but still. How is the new song? "That Little Man of Mine?""
I remember the scene more so than the song, with Mike strapped to a living room chair at the beginning and a video screen behind him showing pills (drugs) floating and swirling around. Once he’s awake and unstrapped,
I’ve seen HAMILTON twice: once last year with the Philip Cast and Joseph Morales; and last month with the Angelica Cast and the final performance of Austin Scott. I’ve listened to the OBCR so many times, hundreds of times, that I’ve lost count. And I still listen to it every day at work, on repeat, without fail. Loud.
To say that you can live without seeing HAMILTON also applies to every single show that has ever hit Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in every