SeanMartin2 said: "A friend of mine is doing some research, and I think some of you are of an age where you might be able to help.
In 1965, rehearsals were on for a musical murder comedy called DADDY WAS A LADY, starring female impersonator Rae Bourbon and produced by Edward Wilson. It may have been directed by Larry Fisher, who'd directed it when it was in tryouts in 1962 in Central City, Colorado, and Kansas City. It was written by Mae West: she was originally suppos
Call_me_jorge said: "Whats the status on DAVE? Was Drew Gehling in yet another out of town flop?"
Perhaps I'm missing something, but in recent history, there haven't been many out-of-town Pre-Broadway flops that have closed on the road these days. Or perhaps there have been, that I'm just not aware of. Although I will tell you, Soft Power definitely should've.
I recall reading somewhat recently that the founder of Blue Pear Records died--and I can't remember where I found it, and I can't seem to even find what his name was. I am so curious to how Blue Pear came about and what it was like running it. Feel like it could maybe make an interesting play, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyone care to dish? I can only imagine there are at least a few stories about its creation that are fascinating.
This show will flop very hard unless it is completely reworked. It was a trainwreck in LA. There were some good ideas in there, but it is also the weakest of Jeanine Tesori's scores. I saw it in May and I can't remember a single word of the score. There was just too much going on. In the same show you had DHW incorporating his real-life stabbing, Hillary Clinton being an actual character binge eating ice cream because she lost and then the finale everyone singing about how beautiful d
OKBroadwayFan said: "I saw a drag show that set Annie in a whore house. Miss Hannigan was the madam and Annie and the orphans were the girls of the house. Daddy Warbucks was played by a lesbian in king drag. It was hilarious."
Link me. This sounds amazing! Almost as good as the Trinity rep production of Annie, which was literally iconic.
I actually did know someone who worked on a production of Into The Woods at Northwestern where it was a meta theatrical set
I have never read THE SEASON but since the community has posted about it, it's apparent he said a lot of disgusting things in that book to which he shouldn't be forgiven for. While I think it is extreme to say people died because of Goldman, he did perpetuate a homophobic narrative that, in combination with a general homophobic cultural narrative, led many gay men (and women I'm sure) to take their own lives. But to say he directly caused it is a loaded statement with not muc
I'm so curious what this was like a Theatre for a New City. Was it "immersive" then?
Company XIV would've done a much more competent job and I'd be fascinated to see what they could do with it; I am still baffled as to how this thing got as far as it did, one of the most bizarre projects I've seen on a commercial level in NYC. What's hard is that it tries to be plot and character driven, and clearly wants us to emotionally invest in the characters (e
Has anyone seen this heaping pile of dog s hit? Or does anyone want to witness a baffling, over-produced attempt to cash in on the "immersive" theatre market right now? Then have I got the show for you.
Holy hell everyone. I feel bad for everyone involved, especially Dusty Ray Bottoms. Everyone in it is incredibly talented--especially all of the leading characters and I have no doubt they will all blow up and have great careers, they were that good. But not even Cleopatra
I used to listen to a version where I thought it was the 2001 workshop where it ended with *SPOILERS*
Elphaba and Fiyero going to the Badlands and Dillamond croaking out "...El...Pha...Ba..." and it ending there. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I was listening to a recording labeled 2001 but I don't think its the same one I used to listen to which I can no longer find. The Bad Seed- Revival? Sep 12
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I think an intimate production Off-Broadway would be the way to go. The only way to give the script a facelift, however, would likely be to go through Rob Lowe, who, after the bad reviews (as I predicted it would have) would be hard pressed to give them up. I am also totally in favor of a more conscious update, but I think it's annoying that it would take place in modern day. I unabashedly love period films, and I think part of what makes The Bad Seed work is that it's in a pre-techno
John Adams said: "I think that Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the game, and completely reset the bar for when and how substituting "traditional" or expected casting of roles should be undertaken.
The choices he made regarding the roles and musical styles inHamiltoncreated something so, so incredibly interesting and intelligent; choices that maintained all of the original characters' intents, motivations, goals, relationships, etc., yet produced
Saw it in LA. What a mess. Even the greats (Henry, Sam, Jeanine) can fahk things up. They really screwed the pooch on it. It just doesn't work, period. It's got some killer one liners, but it's trying to do too many things at once. It's truly terribly contrived. As its been said earlier, the show is an view of what a big America musical would be from a Chinese perspective. And then--the protagonist gets stabbed in the neck--just like DHW IRL. It's a play with music, and th
The fact that hes straight has me so shook. It like, makes me hate him even more. I dont feel bad about bashing him; he's downright mean, catty and nasty. He's a parasite to the industry. He's a modern day Hedda Hopper.