Today marks the closing of both the Oklahoma! revival and Slave Play on Broadway. It's also Jonathan Groff's last show as Seymour Krelborn in the off-Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors. If you have any stories to share from these final performances, here's a place to post them!
Miles2Go2 said: "@MollyJeanneMusic - Maybe it is stunt casting. Maybe it’s not. He has bonafide Broadway experience. It’s not like the stunt casting happening over in Mean Girls. I’m not aware enough of now broad his appeal is. I do find the idea of him in this intriguing as I’ve never got to see him perform live, but I told myself after seeing it again (first time with Ben Zpkatt) with Andrew, that I wouldn’t see it again on Broadway. No one is likely t
He seems to be really excited about the show and the material online, which is awesome! I won't be able to see the show with him in it, but I hope they release some B-roll with him in it, like they did for Andrew.
(Also, about the stunt casting thing: in my school, there are maybe two or three kids with whom I can talk about musical theatre. If anyone from the other 90 or so kids in my grade know who I'm talking about, I consider it stunt casting. It's not
This actually looks pretty interesting! Do you think the Marquis would have time to mount a shorter run sometime between now and this, à la the Lunt-Fontanne? Also, I remember hearing a lot of rumors about the Marquis being a potential home for Beetlejuice after the eviction - where does this leave Beetlejuice now?
Any idea what the stage door would be like? I'm imagining it to be packed, but with all the backlash against the Beetlejuice situation, now I'm not so sure. Considering the many comparisons to the Hello, Dolly revival, would this be more/less packed than that?
orph3us said: "MollyJeanneMusic said: "Thanks to the Newsies proshot, he has become a decently-sized name in the Newsies fandom, to the point where it got a little out of control when he was in Mean Girls, to say the least."
When I saw Mean Girls, the girl next to me at the stage door asked every single cast member when he would be coming out until somebody, forgetting who,told her he would not be coming out and she screamed in his face and stor
Someone in a Tree2 said: "When we saw Ben between Christmas and New Years, he was a thrilling performer with a uniquepowerful vibe onstage (and possibly the only blond guy upthere). Amazing dancer, excellent actor with a scary edge and a slightly higher speaking voice than you'd expect forRiff, whichmade his Riff really one of a kind.
And no, he was not the best singer onstage (his Jet Song was problematic), but he really nailed the notes in "Cool", so maybe
WldKingdomHM said: "Adrienne Warren hurt her ankle in Tina. Should we say ...Spider-Man !!!?"
Injuries happen all the time - Amber Gray just broke her arm, but we're not calling Hadestown the next Spider-Man (although of all the shows to call the next Spider-Man, Hadestown is definitely the most fitting). The thing with this show is that it's already been under scrutiny for the cutting of songs, Isaac's recent injury, and the casting of Amar.
SporkGoddess said: "I admit that I'm not familiar with Lesli Margherita and Google is not helping me on this. Is she Jewish?
Also, I hope that they replace the running Cats joke with a reference to a more modern musical.
Lesli Margherita is a great Broadway actress - her most “mainstream” role recently was as Mrs. Wormwood in Matilda, but she was also in The Flamingo Kid at Hartford Stage, which was rumored to be coming to Broa
Hey guys! I know we have a few scattered threads about the shows that closed yesterday (1/5/2020), and I thought it would be a good idea to create one streamlined place to talk about the final performances! So if anyone went to the closing performance of Waitress, Tootsie, The Lightning Thief, Secret, A Christmas Carol, The Illusionists, Slava's Snowshow, or Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, here's a good place to post them!
poisonivy2 said: "Agree that Donna Murphy has it in her to be a great Mama Rose except maybe she exudes too much warmth."
She was able to be a pretty menacing force in Tangled - I've always thought that if they ever made Tangled into a musical, she should come back to play Mother Gothel, at least for a few weeks. I would love to see her as Rose!
Valentina3 said: "Alright - who are we dreamcasting? "
I wonder who they'll get to play Little Alison - whether they'll go for an open call or get someone from Broadway. Would Sarah Charles Lewis have the voice for it? She hasn't done much since Tuck Everlasting, but she has a super-powerful voice.