Bigserver1 said: "RippedMan said: "I think it's tough in 2020 to have a lead in a big broadway musical who doesn't have the vocals for the part. In the 70s you could get away with it. But not now. There's too much talent out there. Give me Mueller as Bobbie."
Jessie Mueller as Bobbie would have been amazing."
Love Jessie but I don’t really see her as a Bobbie.
Barrett Wilbert Weed from Mean Girls stage door incident Mar 8
2020, 07:39:53 PM
From what I’ve seen, no one has an issue with the fact that BWW doesn’t like to stagedoor. That’s her choice and it’s obviously something that has had a negative impact on her mental health. I think fans are more upset with how she worded her stories and the fact that she practically said that she thinks stagedooring is wrong and that actors don’t enjoy it and are scared of fans. Obvi that’s her take on it but I don’t think she should suggest that’s what other actors think also. Clearly a lot of
Company Previews ThreadThird preview is also stopped again tonight Mar 5
2020, 08:17:00 AM
The “not the best singer but the acting makes up for it” does frustrate me a bit (and I mean no disrespect to people who feel that way about Lenk’s performance) - Broadway is chock full of talent and I feel like the role of Bobbie needs a stellar singer also. I had the same complaint about Rosalie also, who I thought was a bit weak vocally. People go to town criticising actors who are stunt cast and haven’t got the vocal chops, or singers who are stunt cast and haven’t got the acting chops ....
Plannietink08 said: "jbird5 said: "willep said: "Call_me_jorge said: "I feel like Brightman should’ve been more of a grownup, if what’s in the article is true. Sophia is only 18-19, and they expected her to be some diety of work ethic. I’d like to know if Brightman made it to all his 8 am’s his freshman and sophomore year of college."
Showing up to class and getting paid to be a professional and show up to
SporkGoddess said: "Is there a thread or article about Dove Cameron? Apparently I missed that. All I know is that she wasn't in the Chicago production even though I thought that she would be."
I don’t know tbh! It was a West End thing with Light In The Piazza. It’s was only a very limited production to begin with but became a bit of a mess because Dove Cameron missed a large chunk of the shows and it wasn’t handled very well. At one point the pr
mtgeek100 said: "Kat McPhee is a great example of name/star (not stunt) casting done well. I was so impressed by how good she was in Waitress. Like, I knew she could sing, but boy can she SING!!! And I thought her acting was beautifully nuanced as Jenna. Count me in if she does another show in the future; would like to see."
In her favour also for future castings is that she was a really reliable performer. She played Jenna for what, 9/10 months total in NYC and
BenjaminNicholas2 said: "Marisha Wallace was EONS better than Amber Riley, who couldn't seem to act her way out of a paper bag.
I saw her do the warm-up production of Dreamgirls atDallas Theater Center a few months before she went on to London. She's a total knockout.
While she continues to do very well in London, I'd love to see her on Broadway, in a lead, in Dreamgirls."
I saw it with Marisha also and she was amaz
Katherine McPhee on Broadway Feb 25
2020, 07:04:48 AM
I can’t wait to see her in another show, because I adored her Jenna, and her vocals blew me away. I saw in an interview that she mentioned she’d love to originate a new musical if that opportunity ever arose or if she could do a revival then she loves Sweet Charity and Annie Get Your Gun, but she said that they’d probably need to rework those 2 shows to work in today’s #metoo climate, which is prob true. I’d love to see her as Annie Oakley. With Gavin Creel as Frank Butler! I’m already casting i
Trousers said: "Unlike HJ, Seth Macfarlane can really sing! I am Australian and have seen HJ in a lot of things and he's really a weak singer. Sorry.
But I'm still seeing The Music Man in December though."
I get why Hugh appeals to a lot of people. He’s got an everyman likeability and is very inoffensive and a good entertainer. But it does annoy me that he seems to get so much praise for his singing when it’s really not that good. It&rs
Sutton Ross said: "She usually does do Thursday matinees. I don't think there was anything dishonest about it, perhaps she warmed up and could not perform. But, I know that's a rule for them to have to tell people there is an understudy, either on the board in the lobby, in the playbill, or over the loud speaker. It's unfortunate you didn't see her, but she just isn't known for her stellar attendance record, she keeps getting hired though so I don't think peop
Does Karen Olivo do matinees in MOULIN? Thanks! Feb 21
2020, 05:07:54 PM
There’s a few MT stars who seem to have a bit of a rep for unreliability and yet still get jobs frequently, so I wonder how much of a consideration it actually is to producers when casting. Not that you shouldn’t get a job if you don’t have a pristine attendance record, just that I’d have thought it might be a negative for them going forward.
Tbf I didn’t know if Karen having a rep for unreliability tho so this isn’t a specific dig at her!
JDonaghy4 said: "the Mods behavior here is amateur hour- i could care less about Beetlejuice, and I certainly think the Mods deserve credit to the extent they are trying to stay legal, but the notion that hearsay rumors need to be censored = a lil Trump era for me."
It’s ridiculous - this is a message board! To delete posts where people are simply posting hearsay just seems wrong. It’s not like anyone is posting rumours as truth.
WEST SIDE STORY reviews: opens Feb 20 2020 Feb 21
2020, 05:43:27 AM
I think the comments made by the Vulture reviewer specifically about Ramasar’s acting were pretty ott and petty and unnecessary. Feels like she was influenced by her opinion of him. I’m not happy with the situation by any means (as I’ve said in the main thread) but that’s a separate issue to critiquing his actual performance.
Sara Bareilles fan mail address?? Feb 15
2020, 05:59:36 PM
Sara’s in Waitress in London until the beginning of March so if you wanna write to her then the best bet is probably to send a letter to the Adelphi Theatre addressed time Sara 👍
He Won't Be Fired Feb 14
2020, 01:43:22 AM
Whichever way you swing on this I think it’s an absolutely awful statement which reads like it was written by lawyers, which it no doubt was!
I think everyone knows legally Ramasar can’t be or is not going to be fired, so this statement just misses the point entirely. It’s the fact that Ramasar engaged in sexually immoral behaviour with apparently no consequences to himself or his career, and WSS is basically saying “we’re not bothered because what happened didn’t happen on our turf”.