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The Heiress - 1995  Jun 8 2020, 02:18:28 PM
Is there anyone here who saw this revival with Cherry Jones? Everything I read gives it the highest praise but I cant find many specifics telling what exactly made this revival so spectacular. Can anyone offer any insight? Thanks!

Chicago Revival 20 Years: Favorite Replacements  Nov 22 2016, 06:53:20 PM

Sandy Duncan as Roxie

Favorite Sondheim Show?  Oct 6 2016, 10:49:59 PM

Was just discussing this with a friend the other day.  It's a nearly impossible question!


Sweeney is his greatest score.  

Sunday devastates me emotionally and Finishing the Hat is maybe the greatest song he ever wrote.

Assassins holds a very special place in my heart.  

Night Music is basically perfect and has the best Act 1 finale of any show ever.  

Into the Woods is pure joy. 

Follies is beautifully flawe

Fool for Love or Curious Incident, or...  Sep 22 2015, 02:33:28 PM

Thanks for all your replies. I'm going to try to work it out to see both. Seeing Hamilton tomorrow and saw Spring Awakening last night and was looking for a play that would deliver a good story with riveting performances. 

Fool for Love or Curious Incident, or...  Sep 22 2015, 02:06:43 AM

Looking for a play to see while I'm in town and may have only one available slot. Any suggestions?  Fool for Love seems to be getting very mixed reviews here but I recall really liking it when I read it years ago.  Does Curious Incident live up to the hype, and is it worth seeing without Alex sharp?  Enjoyed the book a great deal.  Is there something off-broadway that should not be missed?

THE VISIT cast recording out digitally today  Jul 1 2015, 01:24:41 AM

After hearing the, ahem, official recording, I'm truly surprised that more was not made of John Riddle's performance.  I have no idea what he was actually like in the show, but his vocals are stunning.  Quite the instrument that man has.  

Godspell 2000 Off-Broadway  Jun 13 2015, 01:38:02 AM

Indeed I did.  Her "Bless The Lord" is my favorite track on that recording.  A great vocal performance. 

Godspell 2000 Off-Broadway  Jun 12 2015, 08:06:18 PM

Did anyone see this production?  Memories of it, thoughts on it?  I've been listening to the cast recording a bit lately, but can't seem to find much about the production.  I'm interested in knowing how it was staged, what the "take" on it was, etc.  

Great cast, though, some of which have ended up going on to pretty decent things:  Barrett Foa, Capathia Jenkins, Chad Kimball, Leslie Kritzer.  



Best Live Performances You've Ever Seen  Jun 2 2015, 05:03:34 AM

Vanessa Redgrave--Long Day's Journey Into Night

Mercedes Ruehl & Bill Pullman--The Goat or Who is Sylvia

Danny Burstein--Follies

Katie Finneran--Noises Off

1943 Production of OKLAHOMA! replicated at North Carolina School of the Art  Mar 9 2013, 02:03:08 PM
I'd love to see this as well, if anyone could be so kind....

Godspell - First Preview Tonight  Oct 19 2011, 02:44:18 PM
This post started life as a private message to HeyMrMusic, but the more I wrote, I felt a need to just post it here.

I am a huge fan of Godspell, have seen umpteen productions and played Jesus twice and am in general just nuts for the show. I saw it last night expecting a train wreck based on these boards and had a blast as well. Sure, there were some things that I didnt like or felt didnt work (Shake Weights was back in), some things were hokey and silly, but that IS Godspell, no? H

Favorite Finales?  Oct 10 2011, 01:35:31 AM

re: Did Elaine Stritch ever play Vera in 'Mame' on Broadway?  Oct 9 2011, 01:21:05 AM
ditto, CPD. Ditto big time

Gary Griffin's Follies  Oct 5 2011, 01:21:04 AM
Thanks for posting photos. Ms. O'Connor, at least in that photo, reminds me of Bebe Neuwirth, and dear sweet baby Jesus, Brent Barrett is a gorgeous GORGEOUS man. Be still my loins.

Follies...Past and Present, Questions and Thoughts (LOOONG)  Sep 29 2011, 01:55:19 AM
LOL, PalJoey. Sorry. Too much? Too scattered? I've long been a fan of the show, but after seeing this production, especially the second viewing (the third was almost a letdown, except for Paige's power outage-inducing I'm Still Here), I've become incredibly fascinated to a ridiculous degree.

Yes, CPD. "Wonderfully strange" is exactly how I'd describe Elias's performance and the moment of that song. Maybe it is Young Heidi finally ceasing her restlessness and connecting. Maybe i

Follies...Past and Present, Questions and Thoughts (LOOONG)  Sep 29 2011, 01:15:44 AM
Yes, one more post about Follies, if you can stand it.

I've seen the current revival thrice and have been devouring all things Follies since. I have a hard time walking past the Marquis or the TKTS booth and not purchasing a ticket. I've seen the Roundabout revival and "seen" the Papermill revival, listen to all official recordings as well as any unofficial recordings that I can get my hands on, and I read all posts here and commentaries, etc on the show and have read "Everything Was

Photo Flash: Douglas Sills & Sara Gettelfinger in THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour - First Production Shot!  Sep 20 2011, 09:15:32 PM
I thought the same thing, Patty O.

Favorite Scene from Your Favorite Broadway Show  Sep 17 2011, 02:27:36 AM
So so so many, but the first that comes to mind is the bench scene in Carousel. At the end of the scene, I always find that I've been holding my breath.

The entirety of the Oswald scene in Assassins.

I agree with the finale in Hair.

One More Kiss from the current Follies. The whole scene is magical, but I love that all the ghosts come out to listen to Heidi.

Amanda's "Jonquils" speech in The Glass Menagerie.

Last Follies Revival  Sep 17 2011, 02:17:08 AM
Good to know. She did sort of disappear.

I believe Erin Dilly was Young Phyllis (where is she these days?) and I remember my heart breaking for her during her "I'll study, and I'll read and I'll walk my feet off..." speech.

Kelli O'Hara was also in the ensemble. Why didnt they have her playing Young Heidi opposite Joan Roberts instead of that girl that nearly ruined the song?

Oh well, at least they didnt cut Bolero.

Rein it in, Elaine Paige!  Sep 17 2011, 02:13:40 AM
I was there tonight also, ravnquest, and immediately thought of this thread. If she didnt bring the house down, she certainly brought the electrical system down. The woman has a powerhouse voice, I'll say that. I was sitting in the second to last row of the orchestra and heard her sans mic. Particularly enjoyed the rock concert style lighting effects as the light board was resetting or whatever that was. The lights upstage were going crazy while downstage, Paige was in near total darkness, b

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