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Young Frankenstein Live  Jan 8 2020, 05:02:07 PM
I loved the OBC Recording for years but by the time I got to see this in London the comedy felt very dated.

Don’t get me wrong I love old UK sitcoms like Are you being Served, Hi De Hi or Gimme Gimme but something about the treatment of the female characters felt wrong.

Then given these LIVE recordings are usually aimed at families I don’t know how they’ll do it bar cutting a lot of the bluer material.

Either way I love the big numbers so I’ll be interested in heari


“The Nanny” Musical  Jan 8 2020, 04:56:16 PM
This will get me back across the Atlantic.

Though I agree the role is Fran it’ll be difficult to cast.

Sylvia and Yetta need show stopping numbers.

Perhaps they could make it meta and have the original cast with Mr Sheffield producing a musical of the family and all the shenanigans that ensue.


Error on Les Miz Video?  Dec 6 2019, 07:08:46 AM

ukpuppetboy said: "If it was their Children in Need charity performance (in Les
One Day More - (2019 London Concert Cast)
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I love how Michael Ball is about to come in as Marius for the last section. He grabs the mike and stops. 



Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 14 2019, 07:57:04 AM

cryan71 said: "Gizmo6 said: "springwillcome said: "First,I somehow missed RexInLights comment on this thread, which was posted before mine - they said most of what I wanted to and more concisely, so I do apologize for being redundant. But I will reply to those of you who responded below:

Get some good sleep, perhaps tomorrow your middle school will teach you about paragraphs, run on sentences, and.....

I’m 21, not 12, and if you


Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 14 2019, 05:31:15 AM

springwillcome said: "First,I somehow missed RexInLights comment on this thread, which was posted before mine - they said most of what I wanted to and more concisely, so I do apologize for being redundant. But I will reply to those of you who responded below:

Get some good sleep, perhaps tomorrow your middle school will teach you about paragraphs, run on sentences, and.....

I’m 21, not 12, and if you can’t come up with a cohesive response ot


Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 13 2019, 10:58:57 AM

springwillcome said: "The comments mocking the people who were upset about Tootsie being transphobic are honestly gross. If you are upset over twitter celebrations, considering that people lost their jobs, that is Maybeunderstandable - I feel for the ensemble members and actors who took what work they could get - but ultimately, trans folks celebrating that something that was genuinely causing them harm won’t be anymore isperfectly okay, and silencing their voices is gross. If

Tootsie Is Closing  Nov 12 2019, 07:26:56 AM
I was very excited to get tickets to this show but sadly had to cancel my trip.

I wasn’t a fan then when the Cast recording came out but perhaps it’s one of those shows you have to see to get drawn in.

I really didn’t understand the transphobic criticisms but until I see the script I cannot comment.

My general comment is that current transgender ideology seems to be erasing anything beyond another binary pre and post transition. It’s transformative/heteronormative.


Smash Tv Show Time  Oct 15 2019, 07:07:57 PM

ModernMillie3 

 

You have a lot of time on your hands. Like everything in Smash, as Valentina stated, it's not all that deep."

I’m supervising a thesis on representations of the casting couch, the student is using Smash as a basis for a chapter on theatre before the #MeTooMovement 

She has some very interesting ideas. As researchers our job is to analyse over content. 



Smash Tv Show Time  Oct 14 2019, 01:41:06 PM

JSquared2 said: "Gizmo6 said: "I thought the same but wasn’t Follies the year previous?

I just thought it was anachronistic.
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She wasn't playing "Bernadette Peters" on the show -- she was playing a famous Broadway star --- and GYPSY featured BP on the poster -- FOLLIES did not.
"

I know she wasn’t playing herself. 

The billboard wasn’t the one of Peters it was the name Gypsy spelled o


Smash Tv Show Time  Oct 14 2019, 01:24:50 PM
I thought the same but wasn’t Follies the year previous?

I just thought it was anachronistic.


Smash Tv Show Time  Oct 14 2019, 09:29:27 AM
Hey all,

Im rewatching Smash and in episode 9 I notice Ivy and Karen dancing on Times Square where there is a large billboard with the 2003 Artwork for the Bernadette Peters helmed Gypsy.

Why was this? Smash was released 9 years later.


Ben Platt To Star In New Ryan Murphy Netflix Series  Oct 1 2019, 07:20:37 PM

broadwaybabywannabe2 said:

"Finally i do look forward to Season 2, now that Bette Midler is involved in the story arc!"

A second season is hopeful. I was disappointed with this and his recent Fosse/Verdon 

I’m at the coffee shop seen with Ben and girlfriend at the end where he’s crying. God it’s bad! 

 



Diana on broadway. How will New York respond  Sep 28 2019, 04:45:22 AM

It hits two core Broadway audiences, women in their mid 40s to 60s, and gay men. You could survive for years with those."

Famous Last Words says Cher! 



Moulin Rouge launches National Tour in 2020  Sep 20 2019, 09:19:07 PM
I had tickets to the first preview but sadly couldn’t make it.

I was disappointed by some of the changes I had heard.

Now hearing the soundtrack I feel they’ve striped it of it’s heart and it’s just a thumping pop concert.

I was excited to hear the Shirley Bassey intro into Sparkling Diamond but to continue into Single Ladies and I can’t remember how many songs, the whole recording sounded like the Jospeh Mega-Mix on Crack.

The moments from the film I love


Apparently there are worse things than cell phone usage in the theatre  Aug 17 2019, 08:31:18 AM
I live in European so attend the West End frequently and luckily have not encountered this behaviour. I have heard about it. There’s a book called A Good Night out for Girls by academic Elaine Aston which talks about this type of Hen or batchelortte night out theatre which I try avoid.

I will say that I personally noticed the change in the security of the West End after the Paris attacks especially the Bataclan.

I think there’s a high risk and concern over a terror attack I.


No, Tootsie is NOT closing next.  Aug 8 2019, 06:08:47 AM
I’m a queer academic, as I’ve said before, but you cannot win with one section of the transgender movement. As someone pointed out sometimes these kids aren’t even part of the LGBTQI+ community.

Transgender ideology has moved to the stage where they have become the gender binary police.

There is now cis and pre-cis. Many do not want to see themselves as a distinct group T or part of the LGBTQI+ community as a whole.

Pose FX completely erased drag queens from the Ball


Hal Prince has died  Jul 31 2019, 12:22:19 PM
What a legacy.

The magic he created with the Phantom black box inspired so many, including myself.



FOSSE/VERDON  Jul 29 2019, 06:59:02 PM

Very excited this is starting on the BBC Friday here in the UK. Normally there's a wait but this is landing quick. 



What Gives You The Right To Turn On Your Phone During The Show  Jul 25 2019, 07:27:24 AM

theatregoer3 said: "I think we can also try and be understanding. At Moulin Rouge the other night I had to look at my phone to quickly respond to emergency work texts. I was in the middle of the row and would have made a bigger fuss by leaving. The patron next to me was clearly perturbed. At intermission I apologized to him and explained the situation. He seemed to be grateful for the apology. We’re all human."

May i ask, not in a jerky way, but as more of an e


RIP Broadway 07/18/2019  Jul 21 2019, 07:18:55 PM

Mister Matt said: "People actively chose (and possibly PAID) to see Nene in Chicago? And then complain about how bad it was? That's like intentionally buying rotten egg salad and then complaining about how awful it tastes. Maybe it will be great when they eventually cast Snooki from Jersey Shore!"

It was Thanksgiving night. We were visiting from Europe and had seen a rake of show including King and I. There was nothing to see that night bar Chicago. We didn't


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