Nell Carter in Ain't Misbehavin' Imogene Coca in On the Twentieth Century Ann Reinking in Dancin' Charlaine Woodard in Ain't Misbehavin'
re: nude scenes? Sep 27
2004, 04:57:25 PM
Alan has even more nudity in the film of EQUUS. In the movie he did indeed ride horses with no hanes or hose. But then, in the movie, the horses were not played by men. Hence, we certainly lost a great deal of perceived symbolism.
re: On The Twentieth Century (1978 musical) Sep 27
2004, 02:43:25 PM
Pab, don't u wish Imogene had won a Tony for that performance? I sure do. She lost to Nell Carter for AIN'T MISBEHAVIN and I believe Patsy Kelly was also nominated that year for IRENE.
Luckily, some of Imogene's performance, spirit and joy were actually captured on the recording. It is difficult to listen to her rendition of "Repent" without a smile on your face and the reminder of the delight she gave us in the theater.
re: A Chorus Line Question Sep 27
2004, 02:39:22 PM
MargoChanning, I remember the adjustments well and I totally agree with you that both women we mentioned were incredible as Cassie. When either of them did MUSIC AND THE MIRROR, it truly was time to "fasten your seatbelts."
re: Looking for a genius on 'Promises, Promises' Sep 27
2004, 02:35:42 PM
I loved Promises, Promises with its terribly modern sounding Bacharach score (I believe it was the first Broadway show to use "pit backup singers")and its thrilling Michael Bennett choreography.
Jerry Orbach's Tony was richly deserved and he led a sublime supporting cast, full of faces familiar to theater, tv and filmgoers.
PROMISES, PROMISES is also one of the singular funniest Broadway musicals that ever existed. It is some of Neil Simon's best work.
"OUr pRIVATE world" is a gorgeous song and almost the whole score is delightful............Cullum, Coca, Kline and Kahn were simply sublime and Judy Kaye was sensational when she took over the role of Lily Garland from Madeline Kahn...
I love the recording and listen to it often....Alas, you cannot see the "train smoke" billowing from the orc
re: FUNNY GIRL...YOUR THOUGHTS... Sep 21
2004, 03:10:56 PM
how about the girl who played the Streisand "mini me" in her last concert tour.........? Was her name Lauren Frost or something like that????
Remember, at the beginning of the concert they had the "young" Barbra with her mother and the piano player at the recording studio...........and later the young Barbara's voice morphed into the real current day BARBRA and the concert began????
She is probably age appropriate now, but certainly does not have any "box office draw" power.
re: Shows You Walked Out On... That Everyone Else Seemed to Love Sep 21
2004, 02:56:35 PM
SticktoPriest, your grandparents are likely not insane. It seems they agreed with the majority of theatergoers (including me) who found SITPWG dreadfully boring onstage. Those of us "very involved" with theater know that in order to truly enjoy a Sondheim show, you must be familiar with the score, prior to seeing the show.
Many people fall in love with Sondheim shows via the recordings and kind of "romanticize" this love of the recording into a great respect for the actual stagework t
I am stunned and deeply saddened. This man was an angel on earth. He was warm, charming, funny, caring, he was truly a class act ........my heart aches for those closest to him....most obviously, John Kander and of course Liza Minnelli (she always called him her true lucky star) and Chita Rivera.
He leaves behind a legacy of great theater music and wonderful, war
re: The Graham Norton Effect Sep 8
2004, 04:03:06 PM
this show is consistently delightful and sexy..........however.......I think it is "overbooked." It is often going along beautifully and they "go to something that was preprogrammed to do." I think he usually has too many guests......
I love the ELLEN DEGENERES show and have the same qualm about her show....I think it tends to "overbook" and it often has a brief segment with an enjoyable celebrity and then hurriedly that guest is replaced by another. ELLEN is a delight to be with, e
the show that had at least equal overall impact on my life for many reasons was the original Broadway production of A CHORUS LINE.
re: Naked Boys Signing Sep 5
2004, 07:22:54 PM
I love NAKED BOYS SINGING. It is joyous, full of totally nude sexy males, and has some delightful songs celebrating life, men, gayness, male nudity, etc...........and one of the most important things.......the show is absolutely
the fun starts with the funfilled opening number entitled:
that "story" about Stephen Sondheim firing someone for mispronouncing his name is simply preposterous..............BIALLY082, someone may have told you this is why they were fired from a job.......but that is not behavior Sondheim would ever engage in.........