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Company London  Oct 3 2018, 02:40:47 AM

ljay889 said: "According to twitter, Tick Tock is now in the production as of the most recent performance. It apparently wasn’t ready last week. Of course, it’s previews, and they could decide it doesn’t ultimately work."

Ah I wondered about that--as it was mentioned early on by the director that it would be more about the "tick tock" of Bobbie's biological clock (which is the entire conceit as to why friends would be pushing for a 35


Summer: the Donna Summer Musical  Nov 14 2017, 01:36:45 AM

Haha, thank you!



Summer: the Donna Summer Musical  Nov 13 2017, 11:28:30 PM

As Art has said, Donna seemed to have done about as much as she could do to deny what was reported about her having said anti-gay things.  I got into trouble in the off-topic forum here a few years back for supporting her, but I stand by what I said there.  I think she probably did make the comments--in the early 80s she was extremely religious.  By the time of her death she had been going to a church which was extremely gay friendly (a family friend of mine got married--same s

Summer: the Donna Summer Musical  Nov 13 2017, 11:19:32 PM

Thanks for all of the reports.  I'm a massive Donna Summer fan, so this project has interested me, and made me nervous.  It sounds like they are getting it right, aside from a few WTF elements like casting women in some male roles.  I am happy to see that they are using some of my fave album tracks (ones written by Donna herself) like Faster and Faster to Nowhere and On My Honour. 

I like a lot about the 1982 album, but I do wish we had gotten a finalized versio


SWEET CHARITY Revival  Dec 4 2016, 03:38:08 PM

richsmo said: "Brutal New Yorker review. Not even sure what to say. John Simon is probably smiling wherever he is. 

 

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There has been some kickback against this review as being "sexist".  Which I think is completely ridiculous--it's a bad review, but I doubt that Als, a critic who I only agree with sometimes, thought that Fun Home was well directed because it had a man and not a woman at the helm.  SWEET CHARITY Revival  Nov 15 2016, 02:25:49 AM

darquegk said: "There's another thread on this board that tracked all the endings- I believe the earliest, Fosse ending was one where Charity kills herself, or ponders it at the end. This was allegedly the ending that inspired the "we need a happier ending" intervention that led to the Good Fairy.

 

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I know that suicide ending was brought up on this board before, but I refuse to believe it was ever used in any staged version--preview


NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Previews  Oct 21 2016, 03:44:04 AM

Which is a bit frustrating if you really get into Tolstoy and discover his supremely weird and conflicting ideas about the place of women (I find War and Peace's first epilogue worth ignoring, where Natasha suddenly loses all her personality and acts as a mouth piece for Tolstoy , denouncing the fight for women's rights)



The Rocky Horror Picture Show Event Offical Thread  Oct 21 2016, 02:50:28 AM

Yeah--awful.  But I didn't have a huge prob with the cast one way or the other (except for the miscasting question)--it was just the overall tone that was so constantly completely off.  Jumping on the bed during Touch Me?  Is it meant to be more for kids or not--cuz from scene to scene I sure couldn't tell.  The whole half assed concept--so they go to the actual theatre we see at the start?  Or not?  It's kinda half staged that way and then not (I won

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Previews  Oct 20 2016, 03:51:23 AM

I haven't seen the musical yet, but love the cast album. I am failing to understand why some don't get why Natasha's involvement with Anatole would "ruin" her. Just because other female characters are shown as sexually wild?  Then again I love the novel and thanks to several classes have read it several times. Maybe anyone unsure should at the least rent the recent War and Peace miniseries (which covers this part better than some other adaptations) before watching i

Hello Again Movie Musical Filming  Oct 14 2016, 12:26:19 PM

whatacharacter said: "bump

 

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On FB, LaChiusa implied it would be out at film fests etc early 2017. That was a few months back...



Three Horror Musicals That Flopped  Oct 4 2016, 10:36:13 PM

Anyone who thinks Dracula the Musical was faithful to the book has not read the book. 



FALSETTOS Previews  Sep 30 2016, 11:01:37 PM

GavestonPS said: "Williams was still rewriting STREETCAR when he died. Whatcha gonna do?

 

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DId he?  I certainly wasn't aware of that...  CAT on the other hand...



Imelda Staunton to Star as Sally in West End Follies  Sep 30 2016, 05:13:07 AM

How I wish they could use the original book.  

And this will be filmed at least for N America theatres as part ofthe regular NTLive cinecasts, won't it? (Though those done get DVD rights)



Phantom: Broadway vs US Tour  Sep 12 2016, 07:50:07 PM

While I do actually like a lot of ALW's score, what makes Phantom work so well is that nearly perfect original Hal Prince/Maria Bjornson production.  Frankly, I wouldn't bother with the tour.



MOULIN ROUGE will be finally be a stage musical  Sep 1 2016, 05:26:28 PM

What seems ages ago, Baz spoke about wanting to adapt this to the stage himself.  I can only assume he's washed his hands of it because he found no way to make it work on stage...



MOULIN ROUGE will be finally be a stage musical  Sep 1 2016, 04:13:47 PM

I love the film, but as others have said, the actual plot is like an even less fleshed out La Traviata and a HUGE part of the appeal is the design, seeing those actors, and the way it's filmed (like Baz's technique or not, I think that can't be denied).  It's such style over substance that it becomes style as substance--I admit I find it moving in the end.  But NONE of that will carry over to the stage.  Maybe they can find some sort of stage equivalent/re-imagi

My Fair Lady Sydney previews  Sep 1 2016, 05:18:38 AM

Galati is no slouch and I suspect directed most of it with Andrews offering input for the recreation. I am a sucker for recreations and that set is gorgeous to me--I wish they'd show one of the famous scene changes--in the Wouldn't it be Loverly clip you can clearly see it uses the two revolves. Though I wonder how much bigger the stage must be. 



My Fair Lady Sydney previews  Sep 1 2016, 05:11:53 AM

I assume the high price is due to it being opera prices??  That's common in N America and England when opera companies do Broadway shows 



Barbra's ENCORE  Aug 31 2016, 08:59:09 PM

Pm me and I'll try to help you out



What show are you surprised hasn't had a Broadway revival?  Aug 31 2016, 01:39:32 PM

Huss417 said: "I actually saw The Knife. I remember picking up my tickets at the box office and asking the guy if it was as bad as I heard. He said  "Deplorable, Enjoy your Evening" :)

 

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And what did you think? Lol some of the reviews are actually not completely terrible lol (though I knew of the show, I actually didn't realize till now that it was by David Hare). 

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