.... not a surprise. I would have expected another delay even without the effects of COVID-19. I'm betting it moves to the holiday corridor of 2023, with 2022 a slight possibility. I think Universal will release this around Christmas regardless of the year...
Wow... after hearing reactions from the West End I truly thought this would be a huge contender for awards this spring. I know we have to wait for critical notices, but this isn't looking good so far. I thought JLP might be a longshot to get a nomination, but perhaps its chances are much better now...? Moulin Rouge FTW?
It's all pretty interesting... this last time they bumped it they made a BIG deal about dating it for 2021. Before then, it really felt like a soft date. This time, it felt much more permanent. The reason? A major movie studio is not going to sit out an entire holiday movie-going season without releasing at least one big release. If you look at Universal's slate of releases in 2021, there is NOTHING dated for late 2021 except for Wicked... so either they
bdn223 said: "@A-Mad yes the tour has opened to significantly better reviews then the Broadway production. The Broadway production opened to mixed reviews at best, with the tour opening to near unanimous praise with some slight reservations. This is not saying the tour opened to Hamilton, Book of Mormon, or Dear Evan Hansen levels of reviews, but much more in line with Aladdin saying. Basically they aren’t saying its a must see, but rather its everything you hoped it would be.<
There is so much to say right now... but I'll just state the following prediction - The film adaptation of "Wicked" (once it's finally released) will make more domestically in it's opening weekend than "Cats" will gross in it's entire run.
A great week all around, as expected. Nice to see Frozen have such a huge increase. Yes, it was expected, but I'm wondering if the sequel is helping drive some ticket sales. It will be interesting to see what develops this Spring.
ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "a-mad said: "I know she might be a little old for the part, but I would love to see Donna Murphy as Mother... plus it would be a little tribute to Marin as they starred in "Passion" together."
Donna Murphy did play Motherin the original workshop of RAGTIME, so I doubt she'd do this. She's also not a soprano anymore. (
I thought it was terrific. I was surprised by the plot, actually. I thought they could have really done something rote or dumbed-down as many sequels do, but what they came up with was quite ambitious and forward-thinking. Furthermore, the animation was absolutely gorgeous. Even if you didn't like the plot, I can't see how anyone could nitpick about how the film looks - it was beautiful. And overall, I thought the songs were at least up to the same l
"Mormon beliefs about LGBT+ people are also not that conservative compared to manychurches. They preach that homosexuality is not a choice, they let LGBT people attend services, and in 2003 and 2015 they publicly supported an anti-LGBT discrimination bill in Utah. For reference, the Southern Baptist Church, which is the largest protestant religionin the US and has more than 16 million followers, has done none of these things. This isn't to s
This apparently is the first released snippet of the big Elsa anthem for the new film. While not as instantly earworm catchy as Let it Go (which is not necessarily a bad thing...) I like what I'm hearing thusfar and Idina sounds sensational singing it...
this whole "Tootsie vs Beetlejuice" thing is getting a bit ridiculous. The way this message board seems to be going lately, you would think that the producers of each show have it out for each other or something. Can they both succeed or fail on their own terms and not as dueling shows being pitted against each other? Yes they are both musicals based on movies, and yes they both debuted during the same spring season - but outside of that is there something tying these tw