If you haven't seen it, watch the hilarious tributes to her by Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and others at her memorial, on YouTube. One of my faves: Nathan remembering her coming backstage and her first words after seeing him in the Addams Family: "Whatever they're paying you, it's not enough!"
The actress who plays the young Judy doesn't look remotely like Garland, in contrast to how eerily Tammy Blanchard captured her and resembled young Judy in Me and My Shadows. The writing of the MGM scenes is embarrassing and laughable, and the scenes have a cheap made-for-tv movie look to them. Zellweger looks more like Garland and her dramatic performance is good, but her singing to me had a strange, too electronically processed tone to it, with the kind of metallic edge you hear i
Thanks for the suggestions, all! I was thinking more of a place to listen to a singer-pianist perform rather than sing-along, although Marie's Crisis sounds fun. It's been on my list for a while to try.I remember watching a 1950s black and white movie on TCM a few years ago that was filmed in New York and at one point the character walks up a street and what looks like the identical sign for Marie's Crisis was there even then.
Will be seeing a show Saturday night and for my sister's birthday thought it would be fun to go somewhere after where there might be someone singing showtunes at piano. The only place I know of is Don't Tell Mama. Wondering if there are any others that you might recommend that's fun? Doesnt have to be in Times Square area.Thanks for any suggestions
I have tickets for August, and am not concerned about seeing a monologue at the Hudson. It's only 970 seats, and it felt very intimate when I saw Sunday in the Park. I've seen one-person shows in bigger theaters, and when the performer is talented, it still works. I saw Lynn Redgrave on tour in Shakespeare for my Father, in an 1800-seat venue, and the show still worked beautifully. A great performer can make a space feel intimate.
We will be in town for just a few days and looking for a Sunday evening show. Fiddler is at 6 p.m. but we have 3 p.m. mat tickets to see Evan Hansen. Running time for Evan says 2.5 hours. Do you think it would be possible to run over to Fiddler three blocks away and still get there for 6 or would it be cutting it too close? Does the actual show length of Evan end up being longer than 2.5 hours?
I have never done it but maybe those who have can explain..I asked because I had remembered reading in an earlier post about stubhub that you could not just show the ticket on the phone..they had to be printed. If that has changed maybe someone can explain...
I've never used stubhub so was wondering from those who've used it if they could tell me how it works. I've read you can sometimes get reduced prices for shows if you keep checking as the showtime gets closer on day of show and the owner of ticket still hasnt sold it yet. Was wondering two things: Does anyone have an idea if this approach might work for Lion King for this coming week. We are meeting a friend from Mexico who will be in NY for his first time and thought he would enj
Wish I could have been there. Huge Audra fan. Here is from the press release about the recording:
Decca Gold is proud to announce the forthcoming release of Sing Happy, the live performance of the New York Philharmonic’s 2018 Spring Gala starring Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. Recorded live on May 1 at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the recording represents McDonald’s first collaboration with Decca Gold – as well as her first solo
It was not recent..I rushed while it was still in previews last October, but our seats were on the far side orchestra, for $40 and though were warned we might not see something that was staged on the far end of the stage, it was fine and we loved being so close to this intimate and beautiful show. We only got in line about 830 a.m. at the time. and there were just a few people ahead of us, though of course that can change now that the noms are out. Just wanted to let those know that the rush
I guess it would be too much to ask that the people announcing the names of the nominees could actually pronounce them properly..Katharine McPhee seemed to never have seen the word Farinelli before and had to have her co-host tell her how to pronounce the word live on camera..as if this was some bizarre, obscure name that no one could be expected to pronounce...As if she was a tourist from Iowa dragged in off of the street and told to read the cue cards with no time to prepare. Did the organi
Apologies if others have already posted about this and I'm repeating others' comments, but at Toronto Film Festival recently I caught a screening of the new Greta Gerwig film, Lady Bird, and wanted to let others know Beanie gives a really lovely performance as the best friend of the main character. She is funny and also poignant and there are some great scenes of the students auditioning for the school's production of Merrily We Roll Along, singing various Sondheim tunes. A
What do you usually do when you have a three hour wait/plane/train/bus trip? A book is a good idea.People in the lines are friendly, and once you've established your place in line, will usually let you run to get a coffee or use a washroom while you wait.Good luck.
I know they didn't actually need any extra publicity given the ticket sales, but I still would have expected media outlets, including theatre websites, to file some colour pieces about who attended, the atmosphere and response on opening night, some comments from those who were there, etc...A media outlet doesn't need a producer's permission to do this kind of article, even if the producer wasn't doing the usual photo ops on opening night..Just found it curious...