CATSNYrevival said: "The Moulin Rouge cast album is giving Hadestown the side eye."
Maybe, but if the quality of the rest of the album is like the Sparkling Diamonds track they released maybe they should have taken the extra time. It sounds muddled and the lyrics are barely understandable.
Just announced for a winter 2020 production at the Vineyard Off-Broadway starring Deirdre O'Connell.
I know this show will be divisive, but I'm happy that (imo) this extraordinary show gets a chance to run in NYC.
Into the Woods - Hollywood Bowl Jul 28
2019, 02:23:02 PM
I’m pretty sure nothing was cut, but it seems they used the original book/score without the changes or additions made to it over the years. It was actually really great to see it in this form which is superior to the subsequent incarnations.
The same company handles the marketing for both OOTI and Be More Chill. I heard a rumor that they are actively trying to keep OOTI in CITS so as to prevent Hadestown from coming in. Be More Chill does not want that competition during awards season.
I vaguely remember at the time Francesca was hired, there was an interview stating she didn't like Musical Theater.
Also I only remember two things from that production:
1) She used the same stage trick twice, where someone was flown up into the rafters (as if swimming upward) and then the character emerged through a trap door to signify they made it to land. Using it twice wouldn't have been a big deal except that it was for Ariels big end of act 1 i made
I think it depends on what you want to see. There is a lot of theatre in LA but sometimes its just wading through all the smaller houses to find the gems. As anywhere, quality can vary greatly from production to production.
Frosh: Smile (Ensemble) Sophmore: Once Upon a Mattress (Jester) Junior: Fiddler on the Roof (Motel), The Diviners (Dewey), Mayhem in Maeville (Bud) Senior: Once on this Island (Tonton Julian), Godspell (Jesus), You Can't Take it With You (Tony)
I would choose side front mez. the mez hangs over around row r of the orchestra i believe. I saw the show on tuesday and there is a lot of action that happens at the top of the set. not sure the sightlines from the back of the house but wouldn't want you to miss anything.
I found the show thouroughly delightful. Is it great art? I don't think so, but I left the theater utterly elated, and had a smile on my face throughout most of the show. In regards to Soo, her performance was
Side Show previews in LaJolla Nov 9
2013, 11:14:07 AM
Ray is a singer/dancer in the girls act. It is also inferred that he and Buddy might have a relationship.
I saw the show last night (Friday, 11/ and I have to say I wasn't as impressed as some of the others who have seen the show.
I did not find Manoel Felciano a good fit for the role of Terry, and for me, Private Conversation was the least enjoyable moment in the show.
Annie Preview Thread Nov 21
2012, 01:47:52 PM
So apparently standby Jaidyn Young is going on as Annie today. I actually was Bert Healy in a regional production of it out here with her when she found out she got the Broadway gig.
Anyone going to see her today? Thoughts. I loved working with her.
Playbill's Dozen Dream Miss Hannigans Feb 25
2012, 09:31:50 AM
Andrea McArdle has done the role twice and and has gotten poor reviews both times. The first was in North Carolina and the Second was in Southern California.
Side note, I was at a party with the artistic director for the theatre in Southern California where he told me that he wanted Harriet Harris for Hannigan, but there was pressure from the rights holders to hire McArdle. Just an interesting tidbit.