As a Jewish woman, I wanted to say that yes, it's a shame that certain sects of my religion have a LONG way to go toward accepting the rights of its LGBTQ practitioners. I do also want to say in many communities, Judaism is incredibly welcoming toward all people, and there are scores of LGBTQ individuals (many LGBTQ Jews of color!)who are rabbis as well. The celebration of intersectionality within Judaism is increasing with time, and I hope to be
I have a die-hard liberal friend who's in her late 50s, and has been in a committed same-sex relationship for over 10 years. Both women seem very happy, and have a beautiful home together. I've asked her recently - as I would any couple who have been together for as long as they have - if they will ever marry (as many of their friends have), as they live in Boston, MA and MA was the first groundbreaking state to allow same-sex marriage.
Robbie2 said: "I bet she knows the TV Producer Matt Williams that's why...also the author."
My apologies for responding so late, but YES she did. She did say she knows him and she was a guest of his. Still she trumped up this show, saying how everyone needs to go and see this. And as someone else pointed out - "Ruben and Clay's Christmas Fiasco" was also heavily promoted on the show, as discussed a few months ago.
On Friday's "The View", host Joy Behar was praising the play "Actually, We're F**ked" at the Cherry Lane Theater off-Broadway. Went to see it the night before (someone invited her to go) and she loved it - thought it was definitely something everyone should be seeing these days. She encouraged her cohosts and the audience to see it before it closes in a few weeks.
Has anyone seen it? Is it as good as she said it was? The hosts do have a history of push
chernjam said: "A real shame though... As much as I love the score and was blown away by the revival - those sets were amazing. Absolutely stunning. Hearing the orchestra swell as the set floated onto stage was magical."
I agree 100%. As phenomenal as the revival was in every respect, the sets were notably missing. In the revival, Close looked like she was running up and down a fire escape, not a grand staircase of a Hollywood mansion.
I'm glad this conversation was started - very interesting comments and points of views.
I do hope this movie gets made one way or another. I know ALW has a history of saying a project is on it's way, and then it falls apart. But after 20 years of starts and stops with this one, maybe this will be the one which goes forward.
bwayphreak234 said: "Phantom for sure. It is a Broadway classic that has stood the test of time, and the production is still in remarkable shape for a show that has been running 30 plus years."
I thank you, too. I've been pre-planning by NY visits for the upcoming Spring and Summer, and I've been wondering about revisiting POTO at some point. I've seen it twice on B'way (1991, 2001) and a few times on tour but still enjoy l
ACL2006 said: "It appears the COME FROM AWAY tour will start their 2019 leg on the East coast. Hearing Boston, Providence, Washington DC & Philly from Sept. - Dec."
Shows usually don't play Boston and Providence in the same season, since they draw from the same audience. If it plays Boston this time around, it probably won't arrive in Providence until 2020-21 season; a year from the Boston date at the earliest.
If this is a huge success, can FX commission a mini-series on "ALW / LuPone" ? Even as part of the FX FEUD franchise? Please, oh, please ? I'm quite positive LuPone will give them all the info they would ever need, and even be able to star as herself in the latter years!
Evans2 said: "Better chance of Carol Channing taking over the Dolly tour"
AS we all know, the chances of Dunaway returning to Broadway this summer drastically improved shortly after midnight on January 15, 2019 !
Speaking of which - any new information available on this Dunaway project? One of the sites which piced up this news back in December said more info - including the theater - would be announced at the beginning of this year, and we
dmwnc1959 said: "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?
Lifesmellsweird said: "I loved it. I’m not sure it will get a nom for best musical but the choreo and actors are highly likely to get nods. The book is okay, the music is nothing new. But the performances are fantastic, by Aaron Tveit and Danny Butstein and Karen Olivo... curious to hear what others think. I sat in the front row and it was THRILLING."
I did not see it, though I have three friends who have been involved in theater for 30 decades who saw it, as t