I’m a huge fan of Helen Mirren and a huge fan of Romanov history but CATHERINE, THE GREAT was a train wreck. It was stunning to look at but I got half way through episode three before I called it a day.
Why on Earth would you make a show about one of the most fascinating women from history and have it all about her fawning over one man. I cringed every time she called Jason Clarke beautiful then we would see a shot of him looking like a pit bull chewing a wasp.
Equity tours guarantee performers rights and protections. It means they get certain pay, they’re allowed certain rest time, etc. The tricky thing about becoming an Equity actor is you have to work professionally to gain your Equity membership but rarely will producers hire people who aren’t part of Equity. It’s a Catch 22 scenario.
The good thing about Equity-tours is that is gives young performers the chance to work professionally, albeit it not in the best wor
songanddanceman2 said: " 'They definitely don’t. Hope Mill’s entire reason for existing is creating theatre up North using Northern actors and keeping it in the North.'
Utter rubbish, this is Hope Mill and Aria Entertainment. Their Hope Mill productions of many of their shows have transferred to London, the recent UK tour of Hair came from Hope Mill Theatre. And none of what Hope Mill do with Aria has that northern Moto, most lead actors are from e
She’d make an interesting Norman Desmond. People forget what a wonderful actor she really is and she made an effort to branch into grittier roles in her younger days so Norma would be an interesting choice.
As cliche as it is I’d love to see her as Morrible in the WICKED movie. I can’t recall if she’s ever played a villain but I bet she has it in her.
She could have been a great replacement for Chita had THE VISIT been more successful.&nb
BenjaminNicholas2 said: "It's not about tradition ... It's about respecting the written material and casting actors who are capable of the role... If you want to see a strong production of LSOH, I suggest seeing the current Off-Broadway staging."
Yeah but isn’t it well known that Tammy Blanchard can’t sing the role as written?
Ben Platt To Star In New Ryan Murphy Netflix Series Sep 29
2019, 11:04:23 PM
I tried to love it. I really did. The casting is incredible and the show is beautifully made but this was bad. Who on earth keeps thinking that Ben Platt can convincingly play a high schooler?! The man has a thinning hairline for goodness sake!
I wonder how Netflix are feeling after their big deal with him. Hopefully he can pull it back with RATCHED and THE PROM. I have a feeling RATCHED will be amazing but THE PROM will suffer the same issues that THE POLITICIAN has.
This whole situation reminds me of Effie White, without the redemption, or specifically when Effie is on welfare. “Mister, you can keep asking me that question. But the answer's always gonna be the same. The only thing I know how to do is sing. And since there ain't nobody letting me do that no
She wasn’t discriminated against at all. She wasn’t dropped from the role because of her religion. She was dropped because of the offence caused by her social media posts which, I’m sure, would be mentioned as a no-no in the contract she signed for the role.
She isn’t invited to auditions and unable to find an agent because she hasn’t been the least bit remorseful despite accepting paycheques from an industry which celebrates gay people. <
Good on them for trying something new. The idea of a realistic and gritty LITTLE SHOP does sound intriguing and after the success of OKLAHOMA! I’m glad to see other works are being stripped back with new layers attempting to be found. Even if the finished product isn’t successful I still think the company should be lauded.
Personally I’d have reinvented LITTLE SHOP by performing it site specific. Having a full functioning flower shop as the setting since the sho
MollyJeanneMusic said: "This is awesome news! I was wondering if there were any awkward optics considering the casting of Alexandra as one of the more obvious "villains" in Wicked, or if it's just a great step forward despite that. I'm cisgender, so I wanted to know the opinion of people actually in the trans community."
I can’t imagine so. Morrible is such a delicious villain who we love to hate. She looks fabulous while doing awful thin
WICKED to welcome it’s first trans actor! Sep 25
2019, 07:25:23 PM
TRANSPARENT star Alexandra Billings is due to take on the role of Madame Morrible from January 20. Billings is noted for being the first trans actor to play a trans role on TV as well as being the first trans actor to originate a role on Broadway when she starred in THE NAP. As an actress who is trans, living with HIV and a POC this casting is a huge step forward for the queer community. Personally, Im incredibly excited for her and what this means.
These gimmicks aren’t bad ideas. It’s fascinating to see an audition process and more often than not these shows discover stars we might necessarily have ever known about. The UK especially has managed to churn out at least one stand out from each of these types of shows. Jessie Buckley, who’s currently a rising star in Hollywood, was a finalist in the search to find Nancy in OLIVER!