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| Broadway's Greatest Love Song? Feb 18
2020, 04:20:50 AM|
For me it's definitely Origin of Love from Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I think it's one of the most beautiful songs ever written, honestly.
(I linked to the OBC recording with Neil Patrick Harris since that's technically the "Broadway" one, but I personally prefer John Cameron Mitchell's performance in the off-Broadway and movie cast recordings)
| Santino Fontana Releasing Album Dec 21
2019, 02:05:12 PM|
Santino Fontana tweeted and posted on his Instagram two days ago a clip of instrumentals from a recording session to announce that he's going to be releasing a record soon. Not much information besides that yet, but based on who's tagged it looks like Charlie Rosen, Bryan Carter and his wife, Jessica Fontana are also involved.
I thought this was exciting news and haven't seen anyone else share it here yet.
Bee Movie Musical to Winter Garden? Dec 20
2019, 02:30:42 PM
www.beemoviebroadway.com isn't appearing as a real site, and I can't find any instagram that's been active within the last year, so I think they must have taken it down.
| Alex Brightman Bootleg Tweets Dec 20
2019, 02:26:04 PM|
Bettyboy72 said: "A European woman next to me at Moulin Rouge was filming from the bun in her hair. No lie. She was completely stealth and disrupted no one. I did tell an usher but she left too quickly."
Tbh, I'm not bothered by that. If you're going to go that far to film a show (I mean seriously, has she been scouted by the CIA yet?) you're clearly not disturbing anyone and at that point if anyone in the show is annoyed by it, they're basically just
| Broadway stars singing with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir... why is this still accepted! Nov 14
2019, 09:34:16 AM|
I think a lot of people, for better or worse, have a sort of mental disconnect between the church and the choir because the choir is so prolific and has such a positive reputation and the church has such a negative one. Most people don't know the technicalities of who is allowed to be in the choir and the decisions going on behind the scenes because for the most part they just seem like a really good, really big choir. A performer to get invited to sing with such a prestigious c
| Tootsie Is Closing Nov 11
2019, 11:45:24 PM|
I liked the show and have been glad to see that it's improving in sales, which made me optimistic, but I think this was predictable for a long time. Jan 5 is a pretty popular closing time, and it's a little before they'd have to find replacements for the cast (the performers contracts expire end of February) so it makes sense they'd cut their losses then to avoid having to sign new people on for a show that would only last a few months more at least. I also think it will do we
| Good musical for elementary school (Grades 3~5) to perform? Nov 11
2019, 12:51:59 PM|
I work with 4th-5th graders and I actually think Music Man Jr would be a good pick. That's actually what my own elementary school did when I was in 5th grade and I found it very manageable. I played Harold Hill and had no problem memorizing lines - you just have to make sure the kids you give speaking parts to actually want to be involved and will do the work. It also has good featured ensemble roles, and can accommodate a big cast. It's also a good lesson in different types of
| Movies that WILL be musicals, inevitably Nov 7
2019, 02:45:57 AM|
I've thought Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog would be an amazing musical for a while, but I haven't seen any buzz about adapting it and although it has a cult following, most people have never heard of it.
| Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/3/19 Nov 4
2019, 04:20:23 PM|
Tootsie did a promotional 2 for 1 ticket sale this past week, I think, which I think probably accounts for their performance this week (improved attendance but reduced gross).
| New York Theater Quiz for October 2019 Nov 3
2019, 03:45:06 PM|
Proud to say I got a strong 0% right!
| Man Urinates on Carpet at Bella Bella Oct 29
2019, 01:30:56 AM|
I was at the performance of Bella Bella last night, watching the show (I thought it was pretty good, although not Harvey's best work) when an old man gets up part way through the show, literally pees on the carpet, and then just walks back to his seat and watches the rest of the show. I honestly thought I must have been hallucinating, but someone next to me at stage door asked Harvey about it and he confirmed that it did in fact happen, and he tweeted about it too.
2019, 09:28:37 PM
Robert Horn, one of the book writers, hinted very strongly that this was going to happen when he was on Live At Five on Broadway.com back in Tony season. I'm glad he's having a very good year. Hopefully he'll be involved in the writing in some way.