Given that Lloyd Webber has nothing to do with 'AIDA,' I'm guessing no :)
An argument could probably be generated that there was an anti-Disney sentiment, at the time.
Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST May 20
2012, 11:12:50 AM
JohnPopa, I especially dislike it when you say "that's what the story requires to truly frighten and shock us." This is a gross generalization. I don't know when you know learned exactly what the story "requires", but I've seen multiple readings of the play, (the cast had their first read through this week) and from the technical designs of the show to the cast, this play is truly shocking. But, I guess you know better than an accomplished playwright, a Tony award winning director, and a very we
Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST May 19
2012, 10:24:24 PM
"The Exorcist" was a moment in time that electrified and terrified the moviegoing audience like nothing really had before and nothing really has since. Sure, there have been scary movies since then but "The Exorcist" tapped into a primal and spiritual part of our country that no one had dared go after before -- and went after it with a viciousness not seen in movies before. People weren't ready for it and couldn't handle it. People fled theaters and got physically ill watching the movie.
Revival of JOSEPH... Dec 16
2011, 09:24:05 PM
Well said, Blaxx. As long as 'Aspects of Love' doesn't come back ...
Flawed Musicals You'd Like To See Revised Dec 16
2011, 09:18:45 PM
BLONDEL. I know there were revisions done in 2005 but I'd love to see it fully realized -- difficult, of course, because the composer Stephen Oliver passed away.
LJ must be amazing Dec 11
2011, 07:26:09 PM
I remember back in the days, shills used to WORK for a living.
Into The Woods Plot Question Jun 26
2010, 10:42:57 AM
The Witch used The Baker and The Baker's Wife to gather the ingredients to create the potion that would cure HER. As you recall, she wasn't allowed to have touched any of those ingredients.
Lifting the spell on The Baker's family was just an excuse for them to do what she wanted done for herself.
HEATHERS To Receive September Concert May 23
2010, 10:03:48 PM
I actually don't like "Heathers" all that much but think it's a great idea for O'Keefe to musicalize. He's got a lot more edge to him that "Blonde" was able to show.
re: For the Horror Fans: My Rundown of HALLOWEEN 2 Aug 28
2009, 04:14:17 PM
I have to say I enjoyed this movie overall. It's a little off kilter from time to time and some of the artsy imagery with Sheri Moon got a bit tiring but, all in all, I thought the movie was pretty strong as a slasher movie. I particularly liked the sequence with Danielle Harris toward the end, it was a nice use of restraint from Zombie and made for a surprisingly emotional moment or two.
It's probably not a great movie by most standards, but if you like these kind of slasher movies,
And I saw Poison back in the day live. TWICE. I've earned the right to laugh at things hitting Bret Michaels in the head.
re: If you had to pick i Les Miz recording.. May 22
2009, 12:54:59 PM
Unfortunately, I think every recording has a fatal flaw in terms of casting so it might come down to which characters/songs you most want to hear. Overall I listen to the 10th Anniversary concert the most as the only performance I don't especially care for is Enjorlas, but the rest is very strong.
re: Most forgotten Best Musical Winner? May 22
2009, 01:39:33 AM
I think TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA tends to be overshadowed by the other shows from that season (Follies, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar) that are far more well known shows.