BwayinVan said: "8 hrs ago Lucie Jones was at 9 to 5 in London as per her Instagram. If she is the next Broadway Jenna she’s not in NYC meaning she likely hasn’t started rehearsals yet... it is strange though that they used her for promotional stuff. "
London and New York are hardly worlds away. It’s very possible she came back for a day or two
Stephanie has extended anyway so we’ll never know.
theaterlyfe19 said: "Do you think they'd use her in the advertisements for the show without at least telling us how she'd be involved in the production? Maybe she's just being used as a model for the show? Although if that's the case, I don't understand why they wouldn't use Stephanie Torns...I'm so confused!"
Definitely not. I think someone messed by publishing that banner when they did. I doubt they'd use a young, UK star who has a r
I've always looked at MISS SAIGON with a realistic eye. No doubt Kim and Chris' love was very real and very raw at the time. Like someone mentioned before, people fall in love in the worst kind of circumstances. You can love two different people for very different reasons and the person you end up marrying is rarely the person you'd consider your soulmate.
I'd compare Kim and Chris' love to June and Nick's love in HANDMAIDS TALE. June has a husband in Cana
I'll be in the minority here but I'm not really interested in the casting of Elphaba and Glinda. Whether they go down the celebrity route or the unknown route I have a feeling it won't be particularly inspirational.
It's the casting of the supporting characters that excites me more!
Meryl as Morrible would be a decent, if not too obviously, choice. I'd personally love to see Helen Mirren, Julie Walters or Frances De La Tour in the role.
Company London Feb 7
2019, 05:51:13 PM
So on the topic of Company - a friend of mine told me that one of his friends told him that Company is being negotiated to be filmed for Netflix. Nothing is official yet apparently. They were going to broadcast the production into cinemas but the deal fell through and now Netflix have jumped in the ring. Not sure how true this is. I don’t know the person who the information comes from personally but if it were true I’d absolutely sob with gratitude. We’ll just have to wait and see if a
A concert version? For 16 weeks?!? I can't imagine they'll be selling those performances out."
They already have.
2019, 11:51:42 AM
If its going to inspire by Michael Jacksons life how are they going to address his changing skin colour? Seems in bad taste to have a black actor and then a white actor later on in the show?
bwayphreak234 said: "I do not think that either of these have the same name recognition as Anastasia, so I have hard time imagining either being successful as a Broadway musical."
Well The Swan Princess doesn’t really need the ‘name recognition’ considering it could easily be billed as SWAN LAKE; THE MUSICAL which would instantly making it far more interesting. I’m surprised Swan Lake hasn’t been adapted as a musical already .
If this uk happens i also wouldnt mind joanna riding, densie van boobies i mean outen (sorry her roxie press pics van boobies became a nickname), linzi hateley as a one day a week dolly.
Ruthie would be a decent Dolly. I can't picture Linzi in the role but I love her so much I'd see her do it anyway. Joanna Riding would be great also but Denise Van Outing!? Jesus wept. Why not just set fire to the theatre?
scampsweep said: "The combination of Bette and Elaine Paige would be a great one in London. I doubt, however, that Elaine would agree to be the alternate, no matter what spin is put on the arrangement."
Under normal circumstances I think she would laugh at the idea but given how well received Donna's turn as the alternate was do you not think Elaine would reconsider it?
Can we sidestep the Harry Potter discussion and get back to discussing the topic at hand.
There's a bootleg on YouTube of Brittney Johnson's first 'No One Mourns The Wicked' and she sounds FAB! Her voice is gorgeous and she doesn't sound at all nervous. The entrance applause she received was incredible as was the fact her first line was "it's good to see me, isn't it?" to which people in the audience shouted "YES"
I think Bette, Donna and Bernadette are considered Broadway royalty in a sense, and that the Palladium/Dominion run should have a West End star. No reason to keep bringing Bette out as if shes THE Dolly Levi. They did that with Carole Channing, but with great reason. Let someone else have a chance at the role."
I disagree. Donna and Bernadette would struggle to sell a show in the UK but Bette is a huge star here. She's definitely not consider
I saw an Asian girl play Ellen during the UK tour of Miss Saigon last year. It added so many levels to the character and made her incredibly sympathetic. Going forward I'd always cast Ellen as an Asian character.
As for cutting royalties as a cost cutting measure, would there not be new royalties to deal with?
I imagine that now that the original product is being replaced CamMac would only have to pay royalties to one production team rather than two, which he will be doing with the original production still running.