Well, what prompted this thread is Kinky Boots coming on my earphones and then remembering how disappointed I was to miss Billy Porter on a Sunday matinee, followed by Popular then remembering how disappointed I was to miss Kristin Chenoweth at a Wednesday matinee. Also I watched a documentary on Gwen Verdon where is said that she would often cut one of the tougher numbers for matinees - after one patron complained she posted them the 43 cents, saying "this is what you missed"...or
Why do performers not give the same level of dedication to the afternoon shows that they do for evening ones? How many times have you gone to a show only to discover the featured star was not going on?
People have paid for the tickets, at high prices, but yet it is far more likely that performers will be out "sick" for afternoon shows? I get that eight shows a week is demanding and an extremely rigorous schedule, but why is the matinee the one that bears the brunt?
I guess they were invited (or invited themselves?), because Kim is a longtime Cher fan. They are both Armenian, so she's always been an idol to Kim. She should've left Kanye at home, though. Still, the publicity can't hurt, right?
The people who seem annoyed with this are the same people who hate "P.C. culture" and "safe spaces" and see this as another example of how today's young people are entitled and spoiled and all that other bull****.
Wow, HogansHero, I think you are being just a touch harsh. Not all stage-doorers are odious and pathetic. I no longer stage door, as it's unseemly after a certain age..I think maybe after mid-20s you should have grown out of it, but before then I think it's an innocent enough pursuit. I treasure some of the photos I have of me with my idols. At all times, I was extremely respectful and more importantly appreciative - I always was aware that I was imposing, and asking for their valuabl
Haterobics, I wasn't speaking only to you, but I guess what I should have said is there is no need to add a narrative arc - it's suitable in its current format...wouldn't you say? I read the Guardian article, it seems like David is concentrating on the tour right now and has barely considered the prospect of a Broadway show.
I don't think the album is being turned into a musical...his current touring show is ready for Broadway as is. It takes in his current stuff and all the way back to Talking Heads. Read this Forbes article for more info.
Hi, long shot, but does anybody remember the show Fired! at Second Stage. It was on winter/spring 2005 (I think...), and consisted of various celebrities telling stories about being fired from their jobs.
Fisher Stevens, Caroline Rhea, Taye Diggs John Pankow and more, but I guess I'm most interested in Rue McClanahan.
Can anybody remember what story she told, or any of the others? Who else took part?
Weirdly specific questions, I know, but I have my reason