To find someone like Gloria Swanson today who could pull off the role is probably impossible. She had that rare mixture of surface hardness and inner vulnerability, lapsing into madness, that was a once in a lifetime thing: the perfect actress for the role and the times. Handsome actresses like Streep and Close, while great performers in many ways, would have credibility problems portraying a once great beauty. I wish VivienLeigh could be cloned and brought back.
I'm sure those just starting out have played in some monumental dumps before reaching the Great White Way. Accusing the producers of unsafe working conditions instead of concentrating on your lines is probably not a great career move, but one that is certainly commendable. I wish him well.
they weren't really at odds, but that's your interpretation. it's not unheard of for a music director to make changes in the official score for effect. Who knows, maybe you-re right, but it certainly drew our attention, which is a success.