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Patti LuPone will be on WWHL At Home tonight  Apr 30 2020, 01:47:56 AM
Patti frequently exhumes her hatchets.

I love this messy Queen.


I need a Hairspray revival.  Apr 30 2020, 01:46:15 AM

Theatrefanboy1 said: "Same. I would take a full replica. I never got to see the original broadway run so I would be down for a carbon copy. Throwin Harvey throw in Jennifer Lewis. YES. Give me the Disney stars whatever.
I wonder how Alice ripley or Laura bell bundy would be as miss von Tussel. I wanted back years ago for them to cast Shawn mendes or harry styles in that hairspray live broadcast. I know it would never happen but timothee chalamet as link. I’d love to have J


Cuomo Snubs Broadway  Apr 30 2020, 01:44:03 AM
I think that article is a whole lot of nothing. Still doesn't change the fact that Cuomo has done a terrible job at dealing with this virus while putting up the front that he's done well. He "closed" the city down way too late and vastly underestimated the effect that this would have on New York. New York, the center of the world, should've been the first city to go on a serious lock down. It took him weeks to even shut playgrounds down.

Everything he's done well now is making up for th


Reopening New York State  Apr 28 2020, 09:03:21 PM
I don't think NYC will open till at least July. Mainly because of public transport. You can make the workplace as safe as possible, but it'll be impossible to enforce anything on the Subway.

The answer to the financial insecurity in this country is not to prematurely open it back up, but rather to adapt some sort of UBI, put a pause on ALL rent and mortgage payments, and make sure New Yorkers are able to get their unemployment.


The King and I new adaptation  Apr 2 2020, 05:07:03 PM
The last good movie musical I saw was Chicago. I've decided that directors just don't know how to make movie musicals anymore. They always seem to apologize for making a musical. In summary, I'm not interested in a movie adaption of any musical. I'd rather just watch it onstage.

Adaptations You Would Like To See?  Mar 30 2020, 08:51:10 PM
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and JoJo Rabbit would both make great musicals.

WHEN WILL THEY ANNOUNCE  Mar 26 2020, 04:23:06 PM

WldKingdomHM said: "Why are you screaming ? Stay safe and healthy take a Broadway break. They will announce it when they can. People are dying and you are worried about Broadway"

Why are you on a Broadway message board?

The OP has a point.  I don't think producers are being entirely transparent.  This is likely to last into the summer and they should stop selling tickets and cancel indefinitely.  They're not going to be open by April 12t


Donna Murphy as George in Sunday in the Park  Mar 25 2020, 12:37:39 AM
Never had a hard time hearing Donna. She's a phenomenal performer. Her presence is INCREDIBLE and her performance as Fosca is one of the greatest musical theater performances of all time.

Flying Over Sunset - Previews Thread  Mar 25 2020, 12:35:40 AM
They should combine the the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons into one Tony Award ceremony and just open up all the categories to at least one extra nominee or something.

1776 at A.R.T.  Mar 24 2020, 05:34:14 PM

gleek4114 said: "To my knowledge this is indeed all female. I know a current Hello, Dolly star went in for John Adams but sadly didn’t book it."

Carolee? That's a shame.  Her Adams was great in the all female concert of this a while back.  Surprised that we still haven't heard of ANY casting for this.



Terrance McNally has died from coronavirus  Mar 24 2020, 03:13:52 PM
Heartbreaking. One of my favorites.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Announces Broadway Closing  Mar 22 2020, 01:35:55 AM
Nathan Lane in Angels in America and The Iceman Cometh would like a word with you, Gothampc.

Broadway to Close?  Mar 21 2020, 07:40:18 PM

kennedy_rose said: "BenElliott said: "I meant ALL OF THIS IS A TRAGEDY

Virigina Woolf and Hangmen are just two of many inevitable tragedies that will strike Broadway this year.

Kennedy needs to take this down a notch or two and up their medication.
"

First of all, don't make fun of people on meds. Don't you know many Broadway performers take prescribed medication?

Second, these aren't tragedies. These are "


Ruthie Ann Miles is EXPECTING! :D  Mar 21 2020, 06:16:43 PM
This is beautiful.

Broadway to Close?  Mar 21 2020, 06:14:11 PM

I meant ALL OF THIS IS A TRAGEDY

Virigina Woolf and Hangmen are just two of many inevitable tragedies that will strike Broadway this year.

Kennedy needs to take this down a notch or two and up their medication.



Broadway to Close?  Mar 21 2020, 01:12:14 PM

kennedy_rose said: "BenElliott said: "Virginia Woolf just announced they're closing and I'm gutted. This is all truly an artistic tragedy."

Huh...I can actually think of other things that qualify as artistic tragedies. This definitely NOT one of them.

It's been revived over & over again. It'll come back in another form...someday. Until then, focus on the tragedy we are facing in the real world.
"

This was so


WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Announces Broadway Closing  Mar 21 2020, 12:23:27 PM

Stephen75 said: "That was my thinking too, but if Rudin was toying with other options with this production, why would he say something so definitive so early? I feel like he could have said “We are exploring other options” “we are currently faced with schedulint issues, but we hope to remount this production one day when the theatre community is back up and running.” It still is so mind-boggling he would let this production die on the vine so easily."

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Announces Broadway Closing  Mar 21 2020, 10:58:46 AM

everythingtaboo said: "I can't imagine this with Laurie again anytime soon, isn't shescheduled to do Death of a Salesman next season with Nathan Lane?"

They're in discussions to do Salesman next year, but they could always bump that over to 2022 and move Virginia Woolf over to Spring 2021.  Could they put the sets in storage?  Has that ever happened before?  Metcalf pretty much had a Tony in the bag for this one and the production itse


WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Announces Broadway Closing  Mar 21 2020, 08:31:29 AM
I can't imagine that this won't get remounted with Laurie at a later date. Truly hoping they end up pushing this over to around this time next year.

Broadway to Close?  Mar 21 2020, 08:24:27 AM
Virginia Woolf just announced they're closing and I'm gutted. This is all truly an artistic tragedy.

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