re: Fugobi Broadway 3-D Jul 31
2009, 07:57:53 PM
Ok, apparently you all don't understand the concept of filming in 3D.
It is being done for depth. Not for cheap 3D tricks. ANYTHING would benefit from 3D. "Up" was a good example. Nothing in that movie screamed 3D, it was done in 3D (as will all future Pixar films) because it gives the illusion of depth. Jim Cameron's upcoming live action "Avatar" was developed under the same concept.
It does NOT matter what musical it is. They're going to go with the ones the producers agree t
re: Rhondi Reed in August today Jun 29
2009, 04:05:24 AM
IMO, it's ALWAYS been Barbra's story. While Vi instigates many of the events, it is Barb who both holds the family together and ultimately tears them apart.
The entire arc of the story is that Barb turns into Vi, and right before she completely makes said transformation, realizes what she's about to do and leaves. Vi is basically the same person at the beginning and end of the play. Barb is not. She has a complete arc, and when you see her turning into Violet, it's horrifying.
Um... there was NO Barbara before Amy Morton. She originated the role at Steppenwolf, on Broadway and on the West End.
You may be thinking of Johanna Day, who while decent, hadn't the ferocity that Barbara needed.
re: The Greatest Musical Actor of This Generation - Qualifiers Apr 30
2009, 02:40:00 AM
Raul Esparza - 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Gavin Creel- 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Brian D'Arcy James - 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Norbert Leo Butz - 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Michael Cerveris - 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Alan Cumming - 4 (DO NOT VOTE) Hunter Foster- 3 Roger Bart - 1 Anthony Rapp - 1 Matthew Broderick - 1 Christian Borle- 1 Ted Keegan - 1 Paulo Szot - 1 Eddie Korbich - 1 Marc Kudisch- 2 Hugh Jackman- 2 Neil Patrick Harris- 1 John Gallagher Jr.-1 Michael Arden-1
Would you prefer another two years of Ashley Brown's wretched English accent?
Why exactly would that make you angry? Equity has rules about things like this, so generally that means an American has a job in London because of it. Have you been angry that Gavin Lee has not only been over here for over two years but is also doing the tour?
Do you think that the english are up in arms over the entirely American cast of Augus
re: The Search for Elle THOUGHTS! Jun 24
2008, 02:04:04 AM
Heather Hach is getting on my last nerve. She's snarky and completely off base with just about all of her comments.
It doesn't help that I've always thought that the book for LB is the absolute weakest thing about the show. The music's lyrics are genuinely funny, but very VERY little of the book is. Hach is a hack. I think that the reason O'Keefe's Bat Boy was so good was that the book was as witty as the music. Blonde just doesn't hold up in the script department.
Rules can either be generic to the awards, or specific for this year.
Post your complete list, or just contribute a rule or two so everyone can pick and choose.
Is Sweeney Todd at the Fox in Atlanta this month?? May 11
2008, 01:47:08 AM
So this is kind of weird. The Sweeney tour website and Ticketmaster both claim to have the national touring company of Sweeney Todd touring through to the Fabulous Fox in Atlanta later this month... however, the theatre's website doesn't have it on their calendar or online ticketing until NOVEMBER.
Now come November we all know the tour will be non-Equity - and having just seen it in Tampa, I want to see it again with the Equity cast and Judy Kaye.
The house was packed, and lots and lots of Broadway names. Was a couple seats over from Ashley Brown. Lots of Mermaid folks all around, Rosie O'Donnell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more. A very exciting night and Sherie got a well-deserved extended standing ovation at the end.
What a wonderfully put together, well written and astonishingly performed night. Funny and touching at once, and Ms. Scott in the best voice I've ever heard her.
And quite honestly, the YouTube portion alone was worth the price of admission. Although it makes me wonder if she has, in fact, had similar correspondence with "liveforbroadway08" whom "email@example.com" is mo
Go to Marie's Crisis. It's quite simply my favorite place anywhere - if you like showtunes, and singing them at the top of your lungs with dozens of other people, its the bar for you.
re: Christine Ebersole as Lovett in Orlando? Mar 25
2008, 09:51:44 PM
I also think Gaines is at the very least, an ODD choice. But he's got roots in Florida and recently did a theatre opening here so I think that may be part of it.