Company London Feb 1
2019, 11:47:06 PM
I quite like the changes. I've seen a traditional Company so many times now that I really welcome a radical reinvention. The show suddenly feels more relevant and fresh now. However, there's an odd energy about this recording. The pacing feels kind of hesitant, which is odd. I'm sure it must feel more energized in the theatre. Hopefully, we'll get a transfer.
Also, is Jonathan Bailey attempting an American accent because he just sounds English?
Camelot LCT Benefit Jan 31
2019, 09:38:25 PM
Lin's a talented guy, definitely, but he's kind of an odd choice for that part right? I feel like Matthew Rhys would be perfect for this or really any great English actor. Lin's accent (which I know was intentional) in Mary Poppins certainly didn't leave me longing to see him in roles with English accents.
ljay889 said: "Are you really thatimpatient? For me, part of the fun is the wait. What would you have done in the old days when you had to wait until release day and actually go to the store and purchase a physical CD?"
I would not have thrived in the old days. Also, no, I'm usually not this impatient, but this is one that I'm ridiculously excited about. I've held off on hearing anything from this production so I'm very interested in the c
Company London Jan 31
2019, 05:33:14 PM
Why is it so unbelievable that I bought it? Is it really stealing if I purchased it and then download it to listen to it early? I've done this many times and just deleted it at midnight. It's not like I pass it along or make a profit off of it like a lot of people do.
Company London Jan 31
2019, 05:15:08 PM
Yes. I did purchase it. Careful up on that high horse.
Company London Jan 31
2019, 04:37:43 PM
I pre-ordered it already so..... I'm just impatient.
Company London Jan 31
2019, 03:56:56 PM
I'm dying to hear this. It hasn't popped up on my usual "source" yet.
greensgreens said: "I want to see a Steppenwolf-style GYPSY with Laurie Metcalf or someone of that ilk. Totally downplaying the musical/comedy side and making it more about the melancholy & desperation of the times - the comedy truly coming out of that organically. Still funny, butnot played so broadly over-the-top with a Rose who's just there to belt & chew the scenery.What's Amy Morton up to?"
This is basically what the 2008 revival was.
THE FERRYMAN Ending (Spoilers) Jan 25
2019, 09:06:31 PM
Count me among those that found the ending unintentionally comedic and not particularly earned. I agree that it fell into the world of melodramatic camp. I don't think this play is as good as its been made out to be. It's enjoyable, but filled to the brim with cliches. It's also unfocused and even though the play is over three hours long, none of the characters are explored to their full potential and often feel like tropes. Instead of balancing flavors, Butterworth has emptied the entire s
Who would I like to see play MAME? Jan 25
2019, 07:32:22 PM
Before I even clicked on the link I immediately thought of Toni Collette. Speaking of The Wild Party. You could even bring back her pairing with Tonya Pinkins for Vera.
National Theatre FOLLIES Cast Recording To Drop Tomorrow Jan 18
2019, 10:36:38 PM
I saw the broadcast and quite liked the staging and design. The book scenes were great and it was really nice to hear some of that deleted dialogue. The singing was far from perfect, but I liked it. I wish this production would come over here with an American cast. I'd love to see it.
The recording is nice. It's not the most beautifully sung recording at all though, but it's a nice recording. Not horrible at all. The 2011 recording might be my favorite recording of the score. Al
Niles Silvers said: "Reimagined maybe; but it's still a white supremacy fantasy that somehow fails to mention how "their" land was obtained."
This production definitely acknowledges that America is founded and built on violence. I wouldn't call this production a "fantasy," but rather a nightmare, and in a good way. This production has been conceived with a critical and contemporary eye on the material.
Merrily We Roll Along Previews (2019) Jan 11
2019, 10:03:18 PM
The new revival of Merrily We Roll Along begins previews at the Laura Pels Theatre at Roundabout tomorrow night. This production is put together by the Fiasco Theatre Company.
I believe that the invited dress was tonight. Anyone there?
The Golden Globes were a hot mess tonight. I don't know about the diversity of the Globe voters, but they definitely seemed to vote like old white men.
I would like to mention that while Bohemian Rhapsody is a boring, paint by numbers biopic that's also guily of straightwashing [edited by moderator]. The fact that it won over A Star is Born, which is a beautifully done film that I could see becoming a classic, is unbelievable to me.
Also, how is Green Book gainin
Most underrated Jan 7
2019, 01:52:14 AM
Perhaps, I think maybe a lot of people's issue with the musical comes from the fact that they're expecting a plot and when that doesn't arrive they're disappointed. It's really a character piece and a musical about relationships as opposed to a musical with a detailed plot. I feel as though there are really very few musicals like it in that regard, which is maybe why I love it so much.
Roles for Meryl Streep on Broadway Jan 7
2019, 01:47:46 AM
I really want her to originate a role in a musical. Maybe when Sondheim is done with his Bunuel inspired musical, there will be a part for her. She really is a lovely singer on top of being the finest living actress we've got and it feels like it's been forever since she's been on stage.
Laura Benanti to replace Lauren Ambrose in MY FAIR LADY Jan 6
2019, 03:28:49 PM
I don't think it's right to go after either performer for missing performances. Both have legitimate excuses for not being there. Performing while sick has to be something that's done carefully because it can have career ruining results. It sucks to miss a performer that you want to see, especially if you're from out of town, but it happens. Hopefully Laura will be better soon and get back into the show because it's really something special to see her as Eliza.
Also, I didn't partic
Next Jan 6
2019, 03:07:28 PM
Caroline, or Change please.
THE WAVERLY GALLERY Reviews Jan 6
2019, 01:23:39 PM
Still can't get this production out of my head. Absolutely heartbreaking. I hope May and Allen aren't forgotten come Tony season. If you haven't seen this one yet, please do.
Window Cards?? Jan 5
2019, 04:59:16 PM
When I saw Mockingbird on Thursday they had merch including a window card. I don't know the price.