Yet he gives no proof as to how he knows that they are close to their weekly costs or what that number might be. Just a blanket opinion statement thrown out as fact. And as far at someone saying Hello Dolly had almost a million dollar a week running cost - Hello Dolly had a weekly salary of $150,000 plus more on the backend, as well as David Hyde Pierce (who probably was making between $50-100k) and Gavin Creel (making at least $30k a week). That right there is almost $300,0
Harry Potter was at 98% of its gross potential at still at 100% capacity. What are you people talking about? No producer in their right mind, let alone the extremely experienced producers of HP, would ever put up a show with a nut so high that at 100% attendance and 98% gross potential they would be barely hitting their nut. They are MORE than fine and still making bank.
Who are your top people that weren't even nominated for the Tony award their year and should have won. My top three are:
1) Steven Pasquale (Bridges of Madison County) - How he wasn't nominated still baffles me to this day. One of the best male vocals on broadway ever. And Neil Patrick Harris sounds so awful on the recording, he is a terrible singer.
2) Rachel Bay Jones (Pippin) - She was far and away the best thing about the w
Went to see it because of Brantley's good review last year in the NYTimes and man, this is just one of the most disappointing things I've ever seen. The cast is giving it their all and the dancing and choreography are great but other than that I wanted to leave after the first 30 minutes. They have taken all the heart and emotion out of the movie and stuffed it full of songs that do nothing for the story. The megamix at the end really drives home that this is a Mamma
Thanks Jarethan, but if you haven't seen it, probably ok to not comment about it. I too found myself surprised at how much fun I had and how good I thought it was. I think it will go on through the end of the year at least because the audience loved it and the performers all were killing it.
No contest is right. Hadestown all the way. Moulin Rouge is a cheap tourist trap. Great sets and costumes and singing and dancing, but terrible terrible show. Just all pop songs from the past 20 years crammed into a show. They took all the heart out of the show. Hated it so much. Hadestown is stunning and unique
NO THANKS. Besides the fact that he will be boring in the show and we know exactly how he'll oversing it, let's not forget he is good friends with the Trumps and continues to give them all a pass and turn a blind eye to the things this administration is doing.
Danny Burstein (who should have won two Tonys by now) is not winning a Tony for singing Hey Ya in a inane and mindless show. Karen will not be winning her second Tony for singing Katy Perry as a ballad.
I couldn't wait for this show to be over. If this is the future of theater, we have some sad years ahead. Loved the movie and this has managed to take out all the heart from the film and plug it with every pop song from the past 20 years (Regina Spektor??? Really??) and not give you one moment of sincerity. The crowd loved it so will probably be a big hit but if you are looking for thoughtful, engaging and emotional theater this is not it. Not a single tear was dro
Not saying she is scared, but she always has control. As does Scott Rudin. They don't want any risk that something could go wrong that could be out of her control as well. something off with the sound or the mic doesn't work, anything that could potentially paint her in not the best light. I love Bette and am not knocking her talent, just stating facts I've heard. And yes she does have an ear piece in the show in case she drops a line or flubs up some
Bette won't be performing, she won't risk the live aspect in a space where she and the producers don't have complete control. She does the whole show with an ear piece in for christ's sake. They are trying to avoiding a CZJ moment understandably, but it is sad that it won't be recorded for history on the tony's as she obviously could do it and sound great. Very odd to do Hello Dolly without Dolly.
newintown said: ""I would add that we have two genius young composers who are writing new musicals regularly to semi-regularly who have huge careers still to go in Jason Robert Brown and Adam Guettel."
Adam Guettel writes new musicals regularly? Where are they? I thought that he's only written two in the last 20 years."
Guettel wrote Myths and Hymns, Floyd Collins, Light in the Piazza, worked on the Princess Bride for 3
I fully agree and love this. I would add that we have two genius young composers who are writing new musicals regularly to semi-regularly who have huge careers still to go in Jason Robert Brown and Adam Guettel. Light in the Piazza and Bridges of Madison County are two of the most gorgeous scores ever written.