Relatives in Musicals Feb 25
2020, 06:41:32 PM
Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg met each other when they starred as the original Cinderella and Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, later marrying and staying together to this day.
Another example of a couple meeting through a show is Anthony Ramos and Jasmine Cephas Jones in Hamilton. I believe they’re currently engaged.
Chris Evans in Talks to Play Orin in LITTLE SHOP Remake Feb 25
2020, 01:52:15 PM
I think Evans can definitely act the part very well. Playing slime balls isn’t what people associate him with, but when he does it, he does it really well. I don’t know if he can sing or not, but Orin isn’t a super demanding role when it comes to vocals, so he’ll probably be fine. I’m not entirely sure about Porter as Audrey II. I can see it working, but I wonder if his higher tenor voice will have the right malice. I’ve yet to hear him when he did it in 2003, but it’s worth noting that his
Are shows truly frozen after opening? Feb 21
2020, 03:28:40 PM
I recall Spongebob still made changes after opening. Which is pretty interesting since it had strong reviews. Most productions wouldn’t have altered the show if that happened.
Sophia Caruso departs Beetlejuice Feb 21
2020, 03:24:42 PM
This is honestly really weird. Something must’ve happened, as I can’t think of the last time a principle actor, much less a lead left the show with absolutely no announcement of their final performance.
djoko84 said: "Broadway critics have become worse and worse. If a show is remotely different, out of the box, or unusual they go crazy for it. Just like with the terrible Oklahoma last year. This is why Tony voters have been going less and less by reviews anymore."
This doesn’t quite make sense. You say the Tony winning revival of Oklahoma had great reviews, yet you say Tony voters don’t go by reviews.
HeyMrMusic said: "Most reviews I read didn’t mention the LGBTQ+ presence in the show, which I thought was a great asset. "
I don’t think I’ve heard anyone talking about this. What exactly is this presence. I’m guessing it relates to Anybodys.
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes COMPANY! Feb 21
2020, 11:56:13 AM
The pictures are cute and really like what Elliot’s saying. We see so many updated revivals it shows that feel very forced, but everything I’ve seen/heard of this take on Company feels natural. I wasn’t aware of how they switched the dynamic between Jenny and David until I read this, but hearing of it I now think it’s a very smart idea.The changes reflect modern day but still feel very true to the original source material. Company is one of those shows that hasn’t aged poorly due to some ver
Owen22 said: "ljay889 said: "“ But Ramasar, once cast, actually needed a very different form of directorial support. West Side Story requires enormous things of its performers, and Ramasar’s singing voice is unsteady, his acting, rendered ludicrous by his stage–Puerto Rican accent, hammy.”
PalJoey said: "Anyone else looking forward to the Steven Spielberg/Tony Kushner movie?"
It’s probably my most anticipated film of the year.
Most Overdone Auditions Songs Lately? Feb 20
2020, 10:59:00 PM
I’d say Defying Gravity and I Dreamed a Dream are still songs you should avoid like the plague when auditioning. Honestly I don’t think you should ever audition with anything from Les Mis or Wicked. As for recent songs, I agree that Dead Mom and Let it Go should be avoided. I also think using anything from Mean Girls is a colossal mistake, as there’s probably plenty of young girls using those numbers, and they’re all terrible. Mentioning Defying Gravity reminds me of a story. I was auditioni
SouthernCakes said: "I don’t think he will get a TONY. We still have Doubtfire. "
I don’t think he’ll get one either, but I wanted to know about his reviews to see if maybe I should change my mind. As you said, there’s still Doubtfire (however a similar role winning last year could hurt McClure’s chances) and other shows that have yet to open where the actors could be giving winning performances.
WEST SIDE STORY reviews: opens Feb 20 2020 Feb 20
2020, 10:28:26 PM
So far the general consensus still looks mixed. Can anyone who’s been looking at all of them say what the critics think of Issac Cole Powell as Tony? I’ve only read Brantley’s review so far and he had little to about Powell. I know some people on here think his performance might win the Tony, so I want to hear if critics’ reactions to him are pointing in that direction.
Dreamcasting Feb 20
2020, 10:23:07 PM
Post some dreamcasts, whether individual or ensembles. Im Interested to hear them. Heres one of mine:
Into the Woods: Brandon Uranowitz as The Baker Stephanie J. Block as The Bakers Wife Katrina Lenk as The Witch Boyd Gaines as The Narrator/Mysterious Man Philippa Soo as Cinderella Andy Karl as Cinderellas Prince/The Wolf Nicholas Barasch as Jack Hailey Kilgore as Little Red Ridinghood Nancy Opel as Jacks Mother John Behlmann as Rapunzels Prin
blaxx said: "He was the only bearable thing about Sweet Smell of Success. That one."
I’ve always wondered about that show and his Tony won for it. From what I hear, it sounds like it was really bad, not even being able to gain a cult following or any other productions of note, and yet he won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle. And it’s not like his completion was particularly weak, as Patrick Wilson, John Cullum, Gavin Creel, and John McMartin
is this what one calls a pan? Not a critic pick, mostly does not like the video or the choreography from what I ga
Not Nominated / Should Have Won Feb 20
2020, 02:53:26 AM
Dustin Hoffman and John Malkovich not getting nominated truly puzzles me. At least they both got Emmys for their work.
I have two other half examples
James McArdle in Angels in America. I completely support Nathan Lane’s win as he was sensational, but I think McArdle would’ve been just as deserving. Lane was a perfect Roy Cohn, but McArdle was able to work wonders with Louis, whose probably the most divisive character in the show (not that people seem to think he’s a poorly wri
VotePeron said: "As someone who is not a fan of the musical at all, I actually love this music video. It's the only song in the show that doesn't bastardize the original material into Disney Channel mush, and Renee sings it astoundingly.
I’d just like to point out that you mentioned my main problem with this show. It’s got no bite. It s
Jordan Fisher—DEH Feb 18
2020, 02:09:57 AM
Broadway mama 2 said: "Just curious as to how he compares to Ben Platt who was awesome and absolutely cried during the first act ? "
Yeah, I can’t remember every moment when Platt cried, but I’m pretty sure in the first act he at least cried before You Will Be Found. Also, I’d like to further agree with your assessment of Platt as awesome. Cause he is.
I don’t know for sure as I haven’t read Sondheim’s letter, but I think his criticism is more due to them making alterations to an opera to change it into a musical. I also know that he was upset about the title The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess as he thought it downplayed DuBose Heyward’s work. Again, maybe I’m missing the mark, but I think Sondheim is fine with something like the new West Side Story because it’s reimagining it but is still staying t