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Member Name: Jayar
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re: B&N Gypsy delivery  Sep 11 2008, 06:00:26 PM
I preordered Gypsy from B&N and received an email on 26/08/08 saying my item had been shipped. I'm still waiting for delivery in London.


re: Songs that build up in speed as the verses progress...  Jun 22 2006, 08:34:42 PM
How about "Twelve Days To Christmas" from "She Loves Me"

re: Musicals you loved immediately  Nov 14 2005, 07:56:11 PM
Oh dear loads but the ones that jump out are:

She Loves Me
The Light In The Piazza
Dear World
Sunset Boulevard
Carrie (first song I heard was "Eve was Weak" so I was hooked!}
Witches of Eastwick
Cats
Chess
Dreamgirls
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Sorry, could go on and on!!


re: PERFECT scores  Nov 6 2005, 08:17:05 PM
She Loves Me - I feel in love with this score form the first listening and never tire of hearing it.

City of Angels - God how I wish I'd seen this, can't believe I walked past the theater where this was playing in the West End constantly and had no idea how amazing the scor was.

The Light In the Piazza - the score flows so well, can't wait to see the show on 3rd December.

Oh nearly forgot

Dear World - Again fell in love with this on first listening.


re: Kelli O'Hara to exit Piazza on Dec 4  Oct 27 2005, 05:46:50 PM
Goodness, I booked a ticket for the show last July for Dec 3rd and planned a trip from London to see the show.

That was pretty close, I'd have been very upset not to see the original Margaret and Cara. I'd have loved to see Matt though.


re: Who has bought a cast recording of a show that closed and made you regr  Oct 19 2005, 05:02:14 PM
Oh dear so many...

The Witches of Eastwick
A Little Night Music
City of Angels
She Loves Me
Titanic
Carrie


re: movies you wish they would make into musicals  Oct 15 2005, 03:21:53 PM
How about Mildred Pierce can you imaging the Mother/Daughter songs, I think they'd appeal to all the Carrie fans out there and there would also be another great song about Hot Pies to please the sweeney fans. You could also go back to the book and include the part where Veda starts becoming a famous opera singer, very Glitter and be Gay.

re: Who saw FOLLIES in 2001?  Oct 12 2005, 07:00:09 PM
Theatrical Landladies -Glad you agree, I can't remember the bit with the lift, see this is why I'd love to see that production again, I hate to think what else I might have forgotten. I do remember how wonderful "Mirror, Mirror" was, that was always one of the highlights for me. Can you imagine what it would cost to stage that production now!!

re: Who saw FOLLIES in 2001?  Oct 11 2005, 05:52:07 PM
I just happened to be thinking about the London Follies a couple of days ago as I went to see "High Society" at the Shaftsbury Theatre where the London production was staged.

I loved the London Follies and always got a huge thrill when the party set transformed into the Loveland set. What I wouldn't give to see that again. I thought the original London cast was just perfect though I preferred Eartha later in the run as Carlotta. Diana Rigg was fantastic, though I don't think this comes


re: Sweeney Todd Costumes  Oct 2 2005, 10:04:03 AM
The Mrs Lovett costume is the Act2 costume first seen during "More Hot Pies". From what I can see in the drawing it appears pretty much identical to the London costume. The costume is a variation of her first act costume with obvious over the top changes which indicate Mrs Lovetts favouable financial situation and possible the intesification of her love for Sweeney with the strong use of red. Intrestingly the red used is a very stong blood red!!.

re: Lisa Vroman  Oct 2 2005, 09:53:05 AM
I saw her perform at the Cameron Mancintosh celebration "Hey Mr Producer" at the Lyceum Theatre in London. She performed the role of Christine in the Phantom segment of the show and her voice was amazing. She sounded perfect and extremly confident which is quite an achievment considering she was perfoming in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip. Has anyone got her album? was wondering what it was like.


re: Thoughts and Prayers For Bernadette Peters  Sep 27 2005, 04:21:41 PM
How awful, sending thoughts of love,healing and strength for Bernadette.

I saw her concert here in London and she mentioned at the time she had only been married a short time.

So sad ....


re: Lupone on Sweeney Rehearsals  Sep 26 2005, 02:38:01 PM
I asked Patti the following quesion via "Ask Patti" on her web site.

I was wondering as you have performed the role of Mrs Lovett previously will you approach the role afresh or will you build on your previous characterisation gained during the staged concerts?

Dear Jayar,
I'm having an incredible experience.
I have started afresh with the role.
Love, Patti

Isn't she great. Can't wait.


re: Patti Lupone is amazing  Sep 21 2005, 06:37:56 PM
Great seat are you on the left aisle (B1)? thats the seat I have for 2nd Dec. My flight from London lands at 2.30pm and I have to dash to the hotel dump my case and get to the theatre. Can't wait, this production and Light in the Piazza are the reason I'm coming over.

re: What are the top 6 shows to see in London?  Sep 21 2005, 04:15:52 PM
Straight plays are not my strong point but musicals I'd say

1. Billy Elliott
2. Mary Poppins
3. Women In White or Chicago
(If you've seen Chicago in New York then give it a miss in London)


re: Patti Lupone is amazing  Sep 21 2005, 04:10:42 PM
Patti Lupone is an amazing performer. I'll always remember how wonderful she was in the original staging of Les Miserables at the Barbican theatre. What an emotional performance, no one left the theatre with a dry eye. She was also superb in Sunset Boulevard, I remember sitting in the 2nd or 3rd row centre as she was belting out "As if we never said Goodbye" and the power of her voice was incredible, you could imagine the glasses rattling in the theatre bar. The amazing thing about her is she is

re: SWEENEY Revival Instrument Assignments  Sep 21 2005, 03:58:21 PM
I can't wait, am seeing it Dec 2nd. If the production is equally as good as the London production you'll be amazed how good it is. If as I suspect its better you'll probably never see a better Sweeney Todd.

The orchestrations did not seem lacking even when used to the full Broadway recording, the orchestrator did an incredible job considering the small number of instruments, they made ever note count.


re: Anyone see or hear Barbara Cook in Carrie?  Sep 19 2005, 08:16:54 PM
I have to agree with you that nobody could fling themselves more into the role of Margaret White than Betty Buckley, but I was suprised just how good Cook was in the role, I expected her to just sound pretty.

Anyone see or hear Barbara Cook in Carrie?  Sep 19 2005, 08:07:51 PM
I was wondering if any of you saw Barbara Cook when she starred in the Stratford run of Carrie. Unfortunately I decided to wait assuming it would transfer to the West End after Broadway!!

Having heard the Broadway and Stratford casts I was surprised how many changes were made by time the show reached Broadway.

I love Betty Buckley's Mrs. White and was curious how Barbara Cook tackled the role. "Open Your Heart" sung by Cook is beautiful as is "Evening Prayers". "Eve Was Weak" w


re: Other Sondheim Revivals in hope of?  Sep 19 2005, 05:40:16 PM
I'm thrilled to see from the posts that a revival of "A Little Night Music" is in the planning. Does anyone know if the revival is due to be staged at any point in London. Only wondered as Trevor Nunn is due to direct. Can't say I'm thrilled at the prospect of Glenn Close, I always thought her singing was somewhat lacking, incredible actress though. I'd love to see Meryl Streep, I'd be on the fist plane out of the UK for that.




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