UncleCharlie said: "benfox2 said: "Maybe change 'a lot of sense' to 'I want it to happen'. It seems like a seminal Broadway role for older women, and it's one she has yet to do. Plus I'l love to see her in the role.
I do agree that if it isn't that then it should be a new musical, and not another cursed jukebox."
I think the point being made is that if you're going to do a 5th Gypsy revival, you've got to ha
Ironically, both are Sunday in the Park. First time was the revival in '08, I was offered to go to that or a Yankees game by my parents, ended up choosing the Yankees. Second time was the revival with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2017, I wasn't as into theater then, but looking back I would have gone to see that in a heartbeat. Same with Hello Dolly with Bernadette Peters. Strongly considering making a trip to London next summer just for Sunday.
Mike Barrett said: "qolbinau said: "Also I literally watched a black Bobbi in this very production (in London), who was the understudy. I don’t think the characters should or have to be white. I personally don’t get the argument. At the same time I do trust that the creatives involved in this production would have cast others if they thought they were better for the role. The director is not incognisant of diversity issues - she just directed an all black version
To clarify: I’m mostly talking about his last paragraph. His first two actually are pretty true with hanging out with people of your own race. Maybe I’m the one who’s off base here but that’s how it read to me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Man, idk. Your post is really just a long winded way to say that only white people should be cast, which is just ridiculous. If we limited all revivals the the same race as their predecessors, then what’s the point of a revival? Broadway is so much more diverse today then it was 30 years ago, much less the 100 years of shows it has. Why can’t a person of color play a white person’s role? Hell this revival’s whole point is changing the gend
I think after DEH Ben Platt is definitely a ‘name’. That show rode the post-Hamilton wave of new broadway relevancy right into the average American’s zeitgeist
Stupid question though: Does roundabout only do 1 revival a season? Is there a reason why?
Best staging of a duet? Oct 27
2019, 12:16:07 AM
I've always liked the staging of 'Color and Light' in the OBC Sunday in the Park. George and Dot focusing on their own passions(George with his painting, Dot doing makeup trying to make him happy). And then the final note at the end of the song as they stare intensely at each other.
Maybe not the most creative but I still I love it so.
muscle23ftl said: "I have met people that worked with her and they said the most horrible things about her behavior...the fact that someone said they only heard positive things about her is laughable. I won't say who that person is because he is currently working on Broadway and he is trying to make a living, he is not a star or a performer but had to deal with her backstage and would go home crying every night."
GreatBroadwayFan said: "So excited for this revival but I've got a serious question:
Do we think that this revival will get professionally filmed and released on BroadwayHD, Fathom Events, DVD/Blu-Ray, etc? Considering that almost every single Sondheim musical does get ProShot (Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into The Woods, Passion and of course Company) will they continue the tradition because I would love to be able to own the version for home viewing
carolinaguy said: "benfox2 said: "Bought tickets yesterday for front row mezzanine on the 50th anniversary of the original opening night (4/26). So glad I splurged before this cast was announced because it’s going to be madness with tickets."
We'll be on the same row at that performance!
Very Cool! I will be suspiciously eyeing everyone there haha.
Is this show, with t
Phone rings, door chimes, in comes COMPANY! Oct 21
2019, 10:19:27 AM
Bought tickets yesterday for front row mezzanine on the 50th anniversary of the original opening night (4/26). So glad I splurged before this cast was announced because it’s going to be madness with tickets.
re: Patti Lupone STOPPING GYPSY DURING PERFORMANCE Oct 17
2019, 09:46:46 PM
People complaining about it 'ruining the show'. Bitch I would pay full price just to watch Patti LuPone yell at disrespectful audience members. The part about it being a designated photographer is kind of funny in retrospect.
JON111699 said: "benfox2 said: "Side note: At the stage door the security guard asked if "anyone else was wearing a 'Save Daredevil' shirt". I wasn't there right away, but does anyone know why they're bringing this up? Are people getting in trouble for this? Or even rewarded? The 'else' made it sound like something else had already happened to someone wearing one. Just a little odd lol."