Part of the problem here is that audience expectations have narrowed in a sort of PC-censoring. Carousel, My Fair Lady and The King and I take place centuries ago, give or take a hundred years. To complain that these characters portray perspectives or behaviors that we in 2019 find offensive is silly, because people DIDN'T think this way back then. Like it or not, they just didn't. To superimpose 21st-century sensibilities on characters living in a di
Sorry, but the show was horrible and it closed after only a few months. Ugh, what a disaster. The score was forgettable, the acting was sub-par and the technical difficulties getting that car to work were enormously time consuming. I ought to know. I saw the show on May 11, 2020.
That commercial was playing in New York in the fall of 1979, when I first moved there. George Hearn didn't join the show until the following March, when Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury left the show. It's probably Cariou, although it looks like it might be a stand-in just for the commercial (who obviously had a tough time remembering that tricky Sondheim lyric.... "I love New York"
I did not care for this film or Zellweger in it. The film is a meandering bore and I thought Zellweger, though she tried, failed to emanate the energy and showmanship Garland had, even in her final days. I also thought her performance was Zellweger-mannered at times rather than Garland-mannered. There is a difference. The persona was off-key, as was the film.
GavestonPS said: "My memory of the stage musical--which I saw twice with Glenn Close in LA--is that it felt like the creators had taken the screenplay and simply produced it page by page, reducing the screen dialogue to make room for songs that (dramatically) might well have remained dialogue. By the time they literally showed the chase scene from the movie, I knew this was to be a "Why?" musical.
But the score is perhaps ALW's best; to say so, of course, is
Anyone who hasn't seen her Oscar-nominated performance in 'Claudine' should take a look. She is utterly convincing as what used to be called "a welfare mother". No glitz and no glamour, just a natural and realistic performance that feels lived in.
She was fired for homophobic rants, not for her religious beliefs. Also, stating she doesn't believe people are born gay isn't a religious belief, it's ignorant. She has a right to believe whatever she wants and practice those beliefs in her personal life. She does not have the right to impose those beliefs on others or make ignorant, prejudiced remarks without impunity. Posting what she did wasn't an example of her practicing her faith, which is a pers
As a general rule I think cosplay at a show is wrong. Not only is it distracting, I think it's disrespectful to the actors onstage, who should have the audience's full respect and attention at all times because that is what the whole experience of theater is about. It's about EVERYONE in that theater at that moment in time: every actor on stage, every musician in the orchestra pit, every single person in attendance. If one single person is distracted by someone p
I think the sexual politics of the play would be quite dated to a modern audience, but with the right production you never know. Boeing, Boeing sounded like a terrible idea a few years back but people seemed to think it still worked.
What a wonderful person she was. She was a mainstain of the NYC theater community for decades and also a gifted, Tony award winning actress. She advocated for the importance of women's health care when it was not popular to do so and she made sure that the legacy of Betty Comden and Adolf Green was maintained with integrity over the course of her life. Just a great lady. RIP
inmyownlittlecorner said: But what we’re talking about here is when it does get out of hand. Depression and Anxiety are just short hand for their actually names, Major Depressive Disorder and and Anxiety Disorder (there are many types). You can’t kind of have it, it is a you have it or you don’t. But, yes, coverage and benefits for everyone working in the theatre is very important! I can’t imagine what those ushers go through with the state of theatre et
I've only seen the film with Walter Matthau, but it seems to me that Broderick is a bit miscast here. I just hope he doesn't bring along some of that 'nebbish nerd' shtick he's been doing since The Producers, which is tiresome and annoyingly unfunny. Parker is a great comedienne, though, so this could be interesting.
Depression and anxiety in and of themselves are not mental illnesses because every human being will experience them in various situations and not necessarily become debilitated by them. It's when these emotional states become outside the normal range of experiences that they can progress to mental health issues or even mental illness. It's not a 'you have it or you don't' thing', which is why proper treatment is important if someone is progressing along tha
fbueller said: "Wasn’t Valerie also reported to be difficult on the set of her NBC sitcom ‘Valerie’? That fight got pretty nasty, leading to a major lawsuit.
Supposedly, the production company reneged on salary promises they had made to her. She and her husband sued and won and were awarded around 2 million (I think) and I think she got some percentage of show profits, too. That indicates that whatever stand she took was warranted.&n
I'm not a big fan of the film, but I still think this recording, with it's medleys and cacophony of song segments, distracts more than it adds to the original. There's so much going on and I feel frequently pulled out of the story by all the 'oh-that-song" nostalgia for radio back in the day. Karen Olivo once again proves she's the real deal but Tveit, unfortunately, once again proves he's got the pipes but not the power to always c