UK production of the Fantasticks to close. Jun 12
2010, 11:50:47 AM
Shows opening in the Summer rarely seem to do well in the UK, don't know whether its because most Londoners are on holiday away from London, or whether its the large number of tourists flocking to well known shows. Its a bit of a non-descript time of year really, makes it a bit difficult to publicise and market your show. This year is especially bad as its the World Cup, they're even using some theatres to show the matches (although luckily not any West End theatres)
re: Worst show YOU HAVE BEEN IN? May 13
2009, 03:34:51 PM
Uni version of H2$ (which you'd expect to be good right?) Our Rosemary sounded like a whale yawning and had absolutely no chemistry with Finch (who was alright but it seems to have made him rather smug).Our Biggley couldn't cope with the concept of rhythm and barely knew his lines. There weren't enough guys to fill all the parts so almost all the small male parts were doubled up, Womper ended up with a German accent to distinguish the fact that he'd already played Gatch. The lift doors alway
re: CODY GREEN on Playing Riff in West Side Story Jan 29
2009, 08:35:42 AM
Ever thought the writer might not have the freedom/ability to put exactly what they wanted to put? Last time I did an interview that wasn't in Q&A format, my editor had a big go at me about how she had to put it all into Q&A style and why didn't I do that to start with?
re: Jonathan Groff's glasses are cute Oct 25
2008, 01:42:38 PM
For some reason when I saw that I thought "Since when does Jesse Spencer wear glasses". It must just be that picture as I've never thought they looked similar before
re: Weird Facial Expressions Oct 23
2008, 06:41:53 AM
Ruthie Henshall's facial expressions tend to put me off, she does that thing where she brings her head back and sort of grins, its weird.
re: Great Score, Shame About The Book Jun 18
2008, 12:02:20 PM
I agree on Marguerite, its like someone took Moulin Rouge (which is based on the same Dumas story) and took all the subplots and anything deep, meaningful or interesting out.
re: Tony dress rehearsal Jun 15
2008, 12:25:41 PM
Wow, living in London I've never seen NY1 before, and its really dull. BRING BACK THE TONYS!! I can't stay up to watch it, I have an exam tommorrow!!
re: First show you saw alone.. Jun 11
2008, 05:34:56 PM
The Viewing Room (play), Marguerite (musical), I've been going alone increasingly more this year as I review shows for our Uni paper and most press offices will only give us one ticket as we're a lowly (20000 demographic!) student newspaper
re: Broadway Starts to Film Stars May 23
2008, 05:54:05 AM
Raul Esparza has just been cast in Wes Craven's new film and should be appearing the second series of Pushing Daisies so I guess his TV and film career is on the up
re: Marguerite - Trailer May 21
2008, 05:59:00 PM
Just come back from this, the music is spellbinding although I felt the sound quality was a little poor (couldn't hear all the voices in the contrapuntal parts) so I'm going to have to get the cd when it comes out. I felt although all had amazing voices, not everyone had really got into their characters yet this could be down to my next point. But yes the weakest point is the script, it just has no depth which is surprising for its subject matter and could do with some further characterisation w
re: Ugh, ruined experience May 6
2008, 07:10:51 AM
Brian May's daughter was in our University revue, and hence came both nights removing most people behind hims' view. But noone seemed to care, they all came out exclaiming how his amazing hair had blocked their view but its fine because they got to sit behind Brian May
re: Have you ever gotten really sick at a Broadway show? Feb 25
2008, 09:37:25 AM
I always seem to get ill not seeing shows but doing shows (like I have a crazy cold this week that we're doing H2$) The worst was last year in Batboy when I literally could barely stand and had to lean up against the proscenium for the entire Meredith's revelation and then catch Edgar as he was about to die, not good.