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Did Meryl see THE PROM on Broadway?  Dec 29 2020, 12:38:28 PM

BrodyFosse123 said: "Meryl did not see the show on Broadway. She did prep extensively both physically and vocally and fully wanting to honor the original Broadway cast, she worked with Beth Leavel on the role. Similar to what Gwen Verdon did with Shirley Maclaine for the 1969 film adaptation of SWEET CHARITY."

Exactly who or what are your sources? Your claim to Meryl never having seen the show on Broadway has already been debunked, so now I'm questioning the vali

Rebecca Luker Has Passed Away  Dec 23 2020, 12:28:44 PM

Agreeing with everyone on this thread that this one hurts. One of my favorite Broadway performers. My introduction to her was in the 1994 revival of SHOW BOAT opposite Marc Jacoby with a stellar cast that included John McMartin, Elaine Stritch and Lonette McKee. I saw her next in THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN and MARY POPPINS. She will deeply, deeply missed.

Rest in Peace queen. 

Ann Reinking Has Passed Away  Dec 14 2020, 10:20:02 PM

Dammit, the loss of another one of my personal icons in a 2 week period (the first being Pamela Tiffin on December 2nd - - - my avatar is in her honor).

I was introduced to the magic and talent of Miss Ann Reinking via the 1982 film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, "Annie". I saw her on that big screen with those legs that seemed to go on forever, dancing up a storm and I was in awe! I was obsessed! I made it my business to find out who she was, where she came from

Show People with Paul Wontorek and Michael Riedel  Dec 5 2020, 10:42:33 AM

Patti LuPone FANatic said: "Paul W. looks a lot different now compared to previous interviews."

I love Paul Wontorek. He looks really good! 


What musicals still need to be revived through ENCORES?  Dec 4 2020, 07:27:46 PM

"Promises, Promises" - they did it in the 1990s with Martin Short, Christine Baranski, and Kerry O'Malley, but I wish they would do it again if only to wash out the bad taste that woefully miscast and executed 2009 revival left in my mouth!

Full Warner Bros. 2021 film slate, including IN THE HEIGHTS, will debut in both theatres and on HBO Max  Dec 4 2020, 05:43:45 PM

Islander_fan said: "I can see both sides of this. I have always enjoyed going to the movies. Even when Netflix puts out a movie both on their streaming service as well as a very limited run in a small indie theatre, I would prefer to go see it in theaters.

But, I can also see the other side too. Going to the movies isn’t cheap. Seeing a movie in Manhattan, for example, would cost 17-19 bucks. That is just for the ticket alone. But, As Sutton said, with technology the

Elphaba ethnicity casting  Dec 3 2020, 01:17:33 PM

CT2NYC said: "For example, my mother and her sisters are all of Puerto Rican descent, born and raised on the island, yet they look and identify as Caucasian, as do I."

Weeepaaaaa, Boriqua!! Sorry, I just get excited when I see one of my people on this message board! yesVanity Fair First Look at WEST SIDE STORY film  Nov 23 2020, 05:23:39 PM

Globefan said: "degrassifan said: "I feel like this thread has unofficially become the West Side Story movie thread, even though it stemmed from the Vanity Fair feature back in March, Anyway, here is Rachel Zegler in Vogue (print & online) talking about the new film and her version of Maria. Nice photo shoot as well.

Vogue:In 2021’s West Side Story, Rachel Zegler Will

Audra McDonald in CAROUSEL  Nov 23 2020, 02:24:33 PM

How did Angel Records allow this recording to go out of print? It makes zero sense.

My Fair Lady (1964) goes digital on 11/24  Nov 21 2020, 03:57:14 PM

MichelleCraig said: "Thanks for posting! The most recent MY FAIR LADY Blu-ray is magnificent. It's great that it will finally be available on the digital platforms.

I find a lot of older classics available on VUDU, etc. in high definition. Manyof these films have been transferred inHD or UHD for traditional broadcast licensing and the digital platforms produce some good revenue as well. I wish more of the titles were available physically (Blu-ray), but just having them

My Fair Lady (1964) goes digital on 11/24  Nov 21 2020, 12:14:12 PM

Highland Guy said: "CarlosAlberto said: "I purchased the UHDX version of "Flower Drum Song" from VUDU and it is a gorgeous transfer! TCM has also recently been airing it frequently after not being readily available, again due to rights issues for many, many years."

Thanks for the posts! My husband and I recorded the film when it recently was shown on TCM. To the best of our memories, we have seen it only once (when it was originally released in

My Fair Lady (1964) goes digital on 11/24  Nov 21 2020, 10:31:09 AM

While on the subject of musicals with complicated rights that were not previously available to legally own or download, Flower Drum Song, The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees are now available to legally own on this platform as well. 

I purchased the UHDX version of "Flower Drum Song" from VUDU and it is a gorgeous transfer! TCM has also recently been airing it frequently after not being readily available, again due to rights issues for many, many years.

One film that

My Fair Lady (1964) goes digital on 11/24  Nov 21 2020, 10:08:02 AM

It seems the extremely complicated digital/streaming rights to the 1964 film, "My Fair Lady" starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn have been ironed out. The film will be released on all digital platforms (Amazon, Apple iTunes, Vudu, etc.) on Tuesday, November 24th. To date, the Best Picture Oscar winner has not been available to legally download or stream on any digital platform because of its complicated rights dating back to an agreement made by Warner Bros. with

The Maria Bb4 Challenge from "West Side Story"  Nov 19 2020, 01:10:43 PM

morosco said: "I love Julian Ovenden's performance of the song. He makes it all look effortless.

Julian Ovenden's complete performance of Maria

I love, love, love Julian Ovenden and his rendition of "Maria". I wish my name was


Spike Lee to Direct Movie Musical About Viagra  Nov 18 2020, 08:11:27 PM

I can't wait to see the show-stopper:  "I Couldn't Get It Up But Now I Can"....should be thrilling! 

The Maria Bb4 Challenge from "West Side Story"  Nov 18 2020, 08:07:59 PM

Oooh, very nice choices Sutton Ross, I especially love Aaron Tveit's rendition...I re-watched it 3 times!

The Maria Bb4 Challenge from "West Side Story"  Nov 18 2020, 06:33:04 PM

"Maria" from WEST SIDE STORY is my all-time favorite song written for a Broadway musical. When it is sung right it always moves me to tears. With that being said my favorite part of this song is the Bb4. What's the Bb4 you ask? Well, here is a video named, "The Maria Bb4 Challenge from West Side Story" featuring some

Recuperating from Covid and back on BWW  Nov 18 2020, 06:12:00 PM

DAME said: "Thanks again to all of you for the well wishes. I am doing better. Headaches and stiff neck still happening. Husband is doing ok. While in the hospital they also had him pumped up on steroids to reduce inflammation. I believe he is now going thru withdrawal. Which makes one veryweak. BTW... Hospital bills took no time in starting to arrive via the portal.. We have excellent insurance.. but... did you know that a tube of Petroleum Jelly ( Vaseline) is being billed for $640

Happy Birthday to Loretta Swit  Nov 9 2020, 07:07:35 PM

Wishing Loretta Swit a very happy belated birthday - - - I'm not understanding the "hate" on display for her in this thread. 

Swit played "Gooch" opposite both Hayward and Celeste Holm.  She also played Mame in 1996 at the Westbury Music Fair.



Joint Interview - Lanie Kazan and Michelle Lee  Oct 25 2020, 06:22:18 PM

New poster artwork after Michele Lee replaced Lainie in the show...

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