ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Gosh, that stage is tiny.
I don't think Tracie Bennett has ever been better than she was as Judy. She can come across as cold onstage, and here her voice is a little grating(though take with a grain of salt because it's a minute and a half from a preview performance).But maybe I just have Angela embedded in my ear."
I saw Tracie twice in End of the Rainbow and didn’t think I’d ever witness another perf
Phantom of the Opera - And why I finally get it Sep 23
2019, 03:45:53 PM
I think if you genuinely want to “finally get it”, you need to see the production at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. I’ve seen many tours, as well as the Broadway production and morning compares to the original production. On Broadway it felt like a concert version with terrible accents.
barcelona20 said: I agree 100%. How about a non-traditional casting choice? Do you think it crossed their minds at all?"
Because many people, like it or not, want to feel the nostalgia of the film and the characters that they loved watching play out as they did in the film. That appears to be part of the reason Tootsie hasn’t received the response it could and should have: because of the revised theatrical context, and Lilli, who is a fabulous performer, j
Miss Saigon Ages Horribly In Era Of #MeToo And Authentic Representation Jul 30
2019, 03:49:06 AM
You could say this about many musicals based on the past. I’m sure there’s a lot to say about Oliver being abused and Nancy suffering at the hands of the misogynist Bill Sykes. There’s Higgins’ treatment of Eliza and her subsequent return to him. The much discussed relationships between Fred and Lilli in Kiss Me Kate. Like many have said, we must put these shows in the context of the era they are set.
2019, 03:34:19 PM
Jacaranda2 said: "Graham is an enemy of the LGBTQ community. He deserves to be called out. THANK YOU, Patti LuPone! You speak for me."
Called out for his despicable behaviour? Yes, absolutely. But called out for being gay? No! It should never be used as an insult, otherwise you are just as guilty of homophobia as those that you criticise. In a time when the LGBTQ community are coming under attack from many, we should be making positive associations with the word &lsq
Hadestown Reviews Apr 18
2019, 07:53:21 AM
Will we be getting a new cast recording, do you think, now that the show has changed? I don’t know how much it has changed since they first recorded it.
Should Katharine McPhee do more broadway? Apr 18
2019, 07:42:04 AM
Yes, she’s terrific in Waitress in the West End; she brings a completely different approach to Jenna and her performance is a breath of fresh air. I’d love to see her play Louise in Gypsy (not that we need another revival yet) or a role in a Wildhorn show.
Kelli O'Hara and KISS ME KATE -LIVE! Apr 17
2019, 09:09:12 AM
Personally, I don’t enjoy her singing of the score; it sounds too operatic for a Cole Porter show. I much prefer Marin’s and Rachel York’s vocals on the recent revival cast recording and DVD respectively. I think on the Rogers and Hammerstein scores and especially The Bridges... score her voice sounds sublime.
Burn This Reviews Apr 17
2019, 03:08:18 AM
What does Hofler mean by this? And what a ridiculous comment to make in a review anyway. Robert Hofler, TheWrap: Into all of this terribly "you're OK, I'm OK, who cares if anyone out there's not gay" world drops Adam Driver.
“SJB seems unlikely for a win, I’d be curious to see how many winners have come out of jukebox musicals."
Jessie Mueller for Beautiful, and SJB’s performance is far superior to that performance.
Kelli O 'Hara and KISS ME KATE -LIVE! Apr 15
2019, 10:09:07 AM
I think it’s between Stephanie and Beth; I really don’t see Kelli winning this - she’s seriously miscast and her interpretation lacks the comedy and fire needed for Lilli Vanessi.
Broadway MISCAST 2019 Apr 6
2019, 06:03:22 PM
Jennifer Nettles, Stephanie J Block and Christopher Jackson were fantastic. Although, I thought the Mean Girls’ ladies were a little awkward and off key in places - it was a little uncomfortable to watch at times.