I have yet to see a single advertisement of the musical that states it will be an all female cast. If Ms.Paulis is indeed doing this and changing the expected show that much, don't you think they should be telling the audience what they are buying tickets to?
Not the longest but Merlin with Doug Henning (and Chita Rivera and Nathan Lane) started previews early in Dec 1983. The show was supposed to open three weeks later but kept postponing for a week. Finally the New York Times reviewed the show at the end of January saying that since audiences were paying full price and there was no set date to open, they had a right to let the audience know what it was like. They also said if the show changed before opening , they would re-review it. They panned
The problem with the last revival of "Little Shop" , which this revival has fixed, is the show is an "Off Broadway" show. It really needs a smaller theatre to work the way it was intended. The last revival, despite great performances by Mr. Hunter and Mr. Sills, failed because the production and the theatre were too big and the quirkiness of the show got lost. I blame the producers.
If you want to include Opera, which is a sung through musical - Wagners Ring Cycle is a four parter Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. Considering it's been produced continually since 1876, I think it's been pretty successful.
ModernMillie3 said: "Haha. Yes, stating an opinion regarding casting is totally trolling a thread. Nope. Interjecting and speaking to other people that aren't addressing you isn't necessary or wanted, thanks so much, B.
George, I simply meant you are congratulatingeveryone involved, including someone that no one wanted cast or that no one is really comfortable working with. <<edited by BWW staff>> and the entire production has ignored i
I just think its so wrong when actors try to go back into parts that they have aged out of. Robert Preston was offered the chance many times to reprise "The Music Man" for a ton of money and he always declined. He said the character was in his late 30s-early 40s and he was too old for the part. To play the part at his age would be a disservice to the character and he loved "Harold Hill" far too much to do that. I always admired him for that.
That is really pathetic. Deloris is supposed to be a kept woman. Are they making the mobster 100 years old, because that is the only person who would keep a 65 year old. Dear Whoopi, act your age and stop doing roles that are too young for you.
As has been noted several times, Bootlegs have been around forever.
It has been said that to appreciate the late Maria Callas fully, you had to hear her live, studio recordings never did her justice. Consequently there were many bootlegs of her performances that were widely distributed. Nowadays these recording are not only celebrated for their historical significance by preserving her thrilling performances but they are openly sold commercially. Time changes everything.