Braved the storm last night and saw the last performance in Boston.
I had not seen the original revival or the 2nd revival, so it was an impressive evening and I'm so glad I finally got to experience this show.
Randy was in great form, a lovely take on the role. Sexy, dark, uproarious, and wonderful. He was in great voice and really kept the whole whole show unified, I was always aware of his presence in the background.
The wording of the Ariana press release says "We're absolutely thrilled to round out our all-star 'Hairspray Live!' cast with Ariana Grande. Does this mean the rest won't be "all-star" or am i reading too into it?
Finally saw this tonight and I can only rave about this remarkable piece.
I have never seen anything like it. inspiring, innovative, moving, lovely and many other beautiful adjectives. The cast is a wonder and truly create the energy and tone of the piece. The set is a constant surprise and is designed so beautifully. The lighting is perfect and the musicianship is remarkable.
I am purchasing tickets online to see it again from another viewpoint. What a night.
I just finished watching. I really really loved this.
I feel like we've been schooled on how to do the Live musicals on tv thing here.
There ar only one or two moments that had me feeling our was stronger.
I adored so much of it though. Some beautiful choices and an inspired and artistic take which brought out new elements. It felt organic and lovely as opposed to the slick polish of the US productions thus far
I have the Off-Broadway Cast recording of 'Fun Home' and am trying to decide if it's worth it to purchase the updated one.
Anyone have any comparisons after hearing the new one?
Cinderella on tour. Oct 18
2014, 03:34:46 PM
Yes, the wedding costumes are cut and Cindy's wedding dress is a different material and slightly different shape.
Cinderella's house is bit different and scaled back.
Cinderella on tour. Oct 17
2014, 01:46:58 PM
Kecia sings it as written, she soars during 'There is music in you' however, 'Impossible' seemed to be a bit in a weird spot for her.
'He was tall' was my fave addition too, very sad for its loss, such a charming moment.
Cinderella on tour. Oct 17
2014, 11:43:44 AM
Saw this on Sunday, there is still magic there. But not nearly as much as on Broadways. There's a lot that's been scaled back.
As Jen said- the tree monster has been traded in for a less effective but I'm guessing easier to travel preying mantis.
The impossible transformation has a new variation on Cinderella's dress change which is not the same as the Tony version or the Broadway version. It's still effective, but perhaps less so than the other two. Marie's dress is diff
Grade the 2014 Tony performances Jun 9
2014, 12:18:51 PM
C- :AFTER MIDNIGHT C- :ALADDIN- will someone please tell me what the fuss is over this show, I don't get it. C+ :BEAUTIFUL- Jessie sounded great A :IF/THEN- A bold choice, a great voice and a situation where Idina's tensions informed the performance. D :WICKED- If you're going to do an anniversary thing, do something memorable A :HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH - NPH is a wonder- bring him back A :A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE... - The only show that I haven't seen that convinced me i
If/Then Cast Recording Jun 4
2014, 11:40:50 PM
The If/Then Soundtrack is currently in the top ten albums on iTunes. Not show tunes. Albums. That's a pretty remarkable testament to Idina as I can't recall seeing a Broadway Cast Recording break the iTunes albums chart...
Saw the show today and actually loved it. My fave comment came from the couple behind me that was very confused "I think it's the sequel to Rent and that's why we're confused because we didn't see that"
Venue Swap Dec 29
2013, 01:21:34 AM
I would move Cinderella to the Palace because i think they can do some clever advertising with 'Cinderella at the Palace'