It's odd with all the talk of a Wicked film, all the casting ideas, I never see this in regards to "Book of Mormon" here on the boards.Â Or ever any talk in the media of a Book of Mormon movie.Â With the show finally discounting, it sorta seems like a no brainer; it seems now would be the time to start casting and at least think about scheduling principal photography...it would seem to have a strong crossover audience.Â But nary a word. There
GeorgeandDot said: "Kristen Bell could not be more wrong for the role.
Toni Colette is the only person out there that's 100% right for this role. Jane Krakowski would also be lovely. Maybe she'll play her on Tuesdays"
Toni Collette is a wonderful idea. I too have always dreamed of Krakowski as Mame. And someday Bell may indeed make a great Mame.
She's a tricky character. Mame has to be totally pretentious and warm at the same time.
WORKING Jun 29
2019, 08:53:23 PM
Does anybody remember the PBS talking head production of the musical in the late 70s early 80s? That was my first introduction to the show. Barbara Hershey did Patti LuPone's prostitute monologue. As a teenager that was something I had never heard before. It was shocking and enlightening all at once. There were some other names in the cast but I can't remember who they were...
Assassins revival. Jun 21
2019, 02:47:06 AM
I think in simpler terms, the thesis of Assassins is that the promise of America does not work for everyone.
No, I think it needs to be discussed here as well. On as many pages that Broadwayworld.com allows until it is picked up by the New York Times and the producers are shamed into disbanding.
Especially since they just got together and sent out this response:
" We are encouraged that Mr. Sparks has made a strong statement of support of the LGBTQ+ community today. The Notebook musical team has been given complete freedom to create a very new piece of art from the
Secret Life of Bees - Previews Jun 14
2019, 12:27:05 AM
Apparently every single theater critic thought they were being original with variations of a "lacking sting" comment in their reviews.
TooTiredForThis said: "So, something hit me that hadn't hit me other times I've seen Stroker perform from Oklahoma! while watching. How do they handle this new sexually liberated Ado Annie when she does end up with Will, who doesn't like her ways, and she settles? How can they end that in a way done well that doesn't feel like it's shaming that liberation, whereas before it was something that made her feel insecure.
ND_2000 said: "Tootsie wins book, music, and lyrics!"
YES to book
BOOOO to music and lyrics
Six reviews May 30
2019, 11:05:21 PM
It's pretty damned terrific. It reminds me of Nunsense and Avenue Q. In that a good portion of the battle was coming up with such an amazing, yet simple concept. But then the rest was carrying it through to its zenith. And these creators do just that! I prefer a musical that aims higher and may fall short, but really these people created a show and followed through with it, like Ave Q, perfectly. If you go in knowing it's not Sondheim, that (in the best way) it's the greatest hen party show ever
Jarethan said: "Not to be too snarky, but Beetlejuice will never return its investment, which will make it a flop. I personally will be very surprised if it remains opened after Labor Day. I have to acknowledge that I have not seen it, but that is because of two reasons: (1) time constraints; and, more importantly, I can think of6 people whose opinion I respect who have seen it,and the best anyone could say was that the sets were great.
bk said: "BWAY Baby2 said: "As big a deal that Liza was in Chicago- it was not that hot a ticket- I saw it with Liza as a kid- used to go to matinees every Saturday with a friend- and we got tickets to Chicago right at the box office the day of the performance- never bought tickets in advance in those days as a 13 year ole- except for Funny Girl- which never had day of tickets and when we found out Barbra was leaving- got two tickets for November right before her exit. So as
BrodyFosse123 said: "Was Nichol the biological daughter of Bob Fosse?
Of course. All this was clearly covered in Episode 7. After considering adoption, Gwen eventually became pregnant with Nicole in 1963. Bob Fosse's gift to Gwen for her return to the stage after her maternity hiatus was 1966's SWEET CHARITY.
As with ALL things, Bob Fosse questioned if he was capable of conceiving Nicole due to what their doctor mentioned. He always doubted ever
David Cromer's production of "NEXT TO NORMAL" is playing at Writers Theatre as is Caryl Churchill's "A NUMBER". Writers Theatre is probably Chicago's leading LORT theatre whos name isn't Steppenwolf or Goodman. It's up in Glencoe, a short METRA commuter train ride from the city. The theatre is almost right next to the train station.
If you're looking at a smaller theatre you can't EVER go wrong by Remy Bumppo. They a