Yep, I've been basically out of the loop on Broadway stuff for several years. I heard great word of mouth on this show and then saw it and it more than lived up to it for me. I'm now listening to the cast album many times over and going back to the show- so they word of mouth worked on me at least.
And I have watched as each of my friends, Broadway fan or not, has been exposed to the show for the first time and, especially the younger or more political ones, have become obsessed
TIME Blogger attacks Audra for Tony Speech Jun 10
2014, 02:14:19 PM
Person A is accomplished and distinguished. Person B uses Person A to make a relatively unrelated point while still disparaging Person A. Person C is up in arms and posts about it. Persons D-K are up in arms about Person C. Persons L-J are up in arms about Persons D-K being up in arms. Person Z fell asleep.
Person A continues to be accomplished and distinguished. Repeat onwards forever.
I'm glad to see BroadwayWorld (and the world in general) has not cha
Les Mis Voted Greatest Musical, Wicked 2nd, Phantom 3rd Aug 27
2013, 01:12:46 PM
Jemm Three obviously included rigorous and objective systems in setting up the list, weighted for various factors, and established the complicated and nuanced technology to prevent "bunch voting" or "stuffing the ballot box."
This list shall now be the only list ever of this kind and all discussion must be ended.
Of course, it also might be a random list of some fans' opinions.
One can never be sure of these things.
to all the new posters here ... Aug 26
2013, 03:50:59 PM
Yes, sometimes after we fight all night we will come to be incredibly close and respect each other.
Yes, sometimes after we fight all night we will come know that you are a blithering idiot and hate you forever.
Yes, someone will be on your side no matter how stupid your opinions happen to be.
What is your own personal Aug 1
2013, 11:26:42 AM
After Eight, what about then saying what it is about that particular era that you find so appealing? Engage, entertain, enlighten... instead of harping on the use or misuse of the terminology.
Though for me, my "own personal Golden Age" as asked here, is what is most grand and golden about the theater- that I have seen live, for me it is necessary component.
So it seems your answer to the "own personal Golden Age" query is the officially sanctioned "Golden Age of Broadway
What is your own personal Jul 31
2013, 05:51:13 PM
I tried to "like" PalJoey's comment... man I have been away from BWW and on Facebook far too much.
Personally, I loved the 2005 and 2006 seasons- not that they were comparable to the all time greats- but they were the first full season I was living in the city. Spelling Bee was good little show. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Norbert and Litgow was possibly still amoung my favorite nights out- and with the empty lotto a great way to spend a cheap evening over and over. Light in the Pi
It will all come down to the care of the production and the talent involved. I have seen O'Hare play unexpected roles fantastically at times, and sort of terribly at others. I'm just excited to see the show.
Les Mis First Trailer Jun 1
2012, 01:15:40 PM
I am shocked at how much I love this trailer... I suddenly have high hopes... and that is always a bad thing.
CAST Into the Woods Movie Jan 13
2012, 03:45:14 PM
Yes MB, and the likelihood that the producers are having considerable disagreement on those questions, and are likely to push the artistic team in different directions are reasons I am a bit tepid in my enthusiasm for this project. And reasons I still believe it is far from a done deal to get made at all.
Straw-men not withstanding, there are some legitimate reasons to cast an actual teenager and pre-teen in the roles of Jack and Red, as put forth quite astutely by Best12 and Artscallion.
As far as having the show not be "lily-white" I think there are some interesting potential casting choices out there, but I am not sure I can get behind Beyonce... though she has been fine in things I have seen.
CAST Into the Woods Movie Jan 13
2012, 02:25:03 PM
I always saw it that way, the Witch has traded power for youth and beauty, but I thought it had more to do with the perpetuity of it- that she would stay young and beautiful- than that she was extraordinarily either.
I agree that it would be better to cast a young person as Little Red, the whole stage vs screen distinction means that the age of former stage performers of the role has little importance, they will need to get a demographic (if they can) and I think actually having a teen/
I just think they are unlikely to think "who can sing this?" before they think "who can sell this?" they will try to get the best singers for each role, but only after they get an idea of who they want to cast, because that is very much the direction that big budget movies do it. Any technical discussion of key change and when and why that is done is entirely lost on me, I leave it to you with more music knowledge to de
CAST Into the Woods Movie Jan 12
2012, 03:30:54 PM
The show (removing any exposed genitalia, which I hadn't actually noticed seeing the show in the past anyway) is entirely PG. The "Dark themes" are dark on a relative scale and easily fit under the umbrella of what Disney could pull off with minimal push back these days. I'm not sure if I believe they will be able to pull it off, but I think they easily could. Though I am not yet convinced this is actually happening, these early announcements are often premature. I'll think more when the
We are voting on which vodka goes best in my stinger right?
Obviously I must be drunk because some people seem to be taking this seriously...
Darren Criss in How To Succeed Nov 23
2011, 02:27:48 PM
I was willing to pay good money to see Criss in the BLUE BOW TIE. I cannot believe the audacity of you so called "theatre-fanatics" who stand for anything less than costume consistency. Unbelievable.
I bought my ticket for the thrid tier side near the middle. I figured it will be a bit partial but have better overall lines than other spots at the same price. (I hope.)
Bernadette Peters to star in Kennedy Centers Follies Aug 28
2010, 11:26:03 PM
I am going to have to go to DC to see this. I'm very excited for another Follies extravaganza. Bernadette and Danny Burstein seem fantastic to me. I had no idea about Cattrall's credentials, but taking that into account she should be a fantastic Phyllis, which is good because she is my favorite character.
ENRON to close 5/9 May 4
2010, 07:18:43 PM
This show really suffered from failing the "tourist test" if nothing else. (And I have not read any reviews or seen any other info on the actual production before today.)
Just hearing the title and description of this show people gave the "Why on earth would I want to see a show about that?" reaction. And, being honest, if Norbert and Marin were not in it, and I didn't desire to see everything, I would have never wanted to see it either. West End schadenfreude about American failures so