joevitus said: "I can't get interested in it, in part because I'm sure they will give him a cane and cut the goat cart, which is all wrong, but more so just because I think most filmed opera is terrible, apart from preservation of historic performances. Film as a medium and opera as an art form rarely go well together (Bergman's The Magic Flute being a happy exception, for me)."
I agree for the most part; but check out Gotz Friedrich's films of Salome
UncleCharlie said: "Could I stop Booth? Could I change history? Would be interesting to find out."
I feel the same way about stopping that guy from taking a pic of Patti.
One Song Roles Jan 23
2020, 08:53:04 PM
I feel like "Memory" from Cats quasi fits the bill. I know Grizabella sings a little bit before with Jemima? or Victoria but all anyone remembers is "Memory." But I'm not the biggest Cats fan so maybe this is all wrong.
The Jan 23
2020, 07:23:27 PM
If you're going to play that game and bring up how old Streisand was when she took up the role then I can just as convincingly make the argument that Streisand was way to young to play Dolly Levi. Streisand was 27 years old and in the original Broadway production Dolly Levi was played by several actresses (Carol Channing, Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, and Etherl Merman) all who were considerably older than Streisa
How Angela Lansbury got Jan 6
2020, 04:56:06 PM
I know Nanette Fabray was Gower Champion's choice for Dolly. Hadn't heard of her involvement in Mame. I've read that Rosalind Russell was approached/considered for the part.
I said there should be professional recordings for people who can’t get to NYC (or even see a tour). The line to see The Mona Lisa at the Louvre is no less long because pictures of it are readily available. Broadway and the theatre in general has a horrible problem with elitism. We need more Jeremy O. Harrises making theatre accessible and far fewer Scott Rudins.
Sorry, we’re making theatre socialist in the new decade."
MadonnaMusical said: "I would love to see it come to the Met. The combo of a beloved Broadway musical and Renee Fleming could really sell out the met on a limited schedule and be a triumph for the composer, and musical theatre crossover in general."
I get the impression that the Met just doesn't want to do musicals, unlike so many other opera houses. They've done Porgy and Weil's Mahagony, but both have always been called "operas" by their creat
Alexandra Waterbury Instagram Post Dec 13
2019, 03:46:20 AM
Pinoyidol, thanks for sharing your intelligent and informative posts. They are so much more useful to understanding the situation than anything Modern Millie and other attention seekers are posting.
Hello, Dolly 2017: the revival that got away? Dec 12
2019, 01:32:02 AM
The only instance prior to Evita that I can think of is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfe. A separate cast did the matinees( including Elaine Stritch subbing for Uta Hagen).But every revival of it has just had one cast for all shows.
joevitus said: "poisonivy2 said: "Patti Lupone had an alternate in Evita. And she's never stopped complaining about how Evita wrecked her voice. And she's also the diva people bring up the most as "in the old days people went on even when their mothers died of cancer and their fathers were in jail and they had a miscarriage right onstage!""
Not to my knowledge. She's the start of the new guard as far as I can tell. Stars didn't
Jordan Catalano said: "I find that bow to be the most moving and most beautiful moment of any musical ever. It never fails to make me cry. "
It's the only moment in a musical that has made me cry.
BTW, your mad lib isn't complete without :
"The only merch offered was a (noun) and a couple of (noun)s. Afterwards, we waited at the stage door for (length of time) and (noun), (noun) and (noun) came out to sign my (noun).
PLAYBILL Covers of the 2019-2020 Season Dec 10
2019, 08:50:02 AM
That West Side playbill is beautiful. This differs from other Rudin rehearsal covers because it's in color. For all I know it could be a production photo, I don't know what costumes look like for this production.
Slave Play Nov 30
2019, 02:30:40 AM
I didn't listen to her whole rant. I think some white people who have struggled(or are somehow 'marginalized') are just not receptive to messages about marginalized groups they don't belong to. I'm not making excuses for her rant, I'm just trying to figure out what caused this outburst.
Of course, it's entirely possible to endure a lot of crap but still be a part of a privileged group. That's what this lady doesn't get, I guess.
fromagehomage said: "ColorTheHours048 said: "While West Side Story is absolutely a well-known property and will most likely sell better than people are expecting (at least until it opens), you have to understand that unless a show is obviously a blockbuster (like Moulin Rouge), the producers are definitely holding seats for later release."
What if you want one of these tickets that was held back? I bought a ticket through Telecharge a couple