Jarethan said: "markypoo said: "Why was the 1983 Mame revival with Angela - its only B'way revival to date - so short lived? Oliver! with Patti suffered a similar fate the same season."
Opened in dead of summer with really bad advancedpublicity (out of town Philadelphia engagement shortened, so they rushed to NY, with very little advanced notice).Tourism wasn’t what it is today (and summer wasn’t whatit istoday), and revivals were a
AEA AGMA SM said: "RippedMan said: "Do we think the Liberty will ever come back? Doesn't seem like they can get anything to stick in that house - restaurant/store - so why not convert it back? Or is it too far gone?"
From what I was told the way the Liberty was boxed in by the developments around it they ended up cutting off too many of their emergency exits to have a capacity of 500+. Assuming that's true, it could be redeveloped into an Off-Bro
amoni said: "" Not having been in Manhattan for almost 4 years I have to ask. What happened to the old Times Square which was to have been used for a few different projects all of which died on the vine."
From everything I have heard The Times Square can't go legit because when Garth Drabinsky took over the space occupied by the The Apollo and Lyric, he took up the block on 43rd St. and left no room for a loading dock to the Times Sq. Apparently t
bk said: "joevitus said: "The fact that you're trying to convince me of a phrase long in use with no actual documentation--and the "sources" all come from the 90's and hypothesize a tradition without documenting it--is your problem."
What about "I heard the expression in 1969 (and probably before that) when I lived in NY" do you not understand? 1969 isn't the 90's. FAYE FIRED Jul 29
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I read the book when it first came out, and was rather disappointed in it. Nothing really interesting about Faye, just a few mentions of her 'diva behavior'. Nothing shocking or surprising for me. (And the book is very short, for those interested in reading this)."
Yes, I was expecting more dish on Faye as well. I think the book was self-published. As a narrative of what goes on behind the scenes of a film production, I found
joevitus said: "The actress who played Carol Ann wrote a book called The Mommie Dearest Diary:Carol Ann Tells All. Everyone on the movie hated Dunaway."
I read that book. It was interesting, but there wasn't a lot of dish about Faye. It was more about her life and her experiences making the movie. But, I agree what she did relate wasn't that favorable.
I think the Hellinger in its later years had problems attracting long run shows (aside from Sugar Babies). I think that's one of the reasons the theater was leased, then sold to the Church that owns it now.
orlikethecolorpurple said: "I saw it a week or two after opening and found it THRILLING. Billy Porter and Adrienne Warren's solos alone made it all seem worth it to me. Then on top of that, you have Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Joshua Henry, etc.And the dancing!Some of the most exciting tap I've seen in a musical.
It wasn't perfectly constructed and was perhaps a bit long for some, but it was interesting, informative, entertainin