I have no idea what they did after Pasadena, but the show at Pasadena was, in fact, one of the worst things I've ever seen. Had I not known so many people attending opening night, I would have bailed at intermission. Everything was terrible - nothing landed. And Beth Malone, the best thing in the show, had the best number in the show - but her character never earned having that kind of number and as far as I'm concerned, nothing else in the score came close to the po
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David10086 said: "ErmengardeStopSniveling said: "Right, and as anyone who's ever produced a star-driven musical knows, sales usuallytank after that original star leaves. Of course, there are other ways to do that(90% of the world does not give a damn about Broadway grosses), and entertainment attorneys will tell you that if you have a star in your show, you need to be able to recoup before that star's exit date."
ChgoTheatreGuy said: "Forgive me for being very behind in this conversaton, but just finished watching the "NOWADAYS" episode and was wondering if Bob did indeed contact the media about Liza stepping in for Gwen when she had her surgery. This show has changed my opinion of him, and not for the better. I had no idea that he was that conniving and duplicitous. This episode has been my favorite so far. I know that it is very hard to create a show about a famous person when eve
SouthernCakes said: "Maybe someone will resurrect this and get a concert?"
No. Not without the Wilder estate's permission, which they have not been amenable to giving. Harvey and Tom tried for YEARS to get the rights back. The estate would not do it under any circumstances - adamantly so.
I am sitting here trying to fathom how anyone can think this is a ten-hour expansion of the SHOW. I mean, that's just absurd. It's going to be about the creation of the show, just like his Feud stuff. We may see snippets of the show, but I'm just mind-boggled that anyone can think he's going to take a two hour and ten minute show and stretch it into nine hours. There's a little thing called reality and common sense, at least I think there is.
Well, as it turns out, I did read the Long article when it was first posted in a thread right here (what else is new). This is ONE person who's alleged that Mr. Long harassed him. Mr. Long denies it. Not a single other person has come forward. Not a single other person. And read the comments on that article from fellow co-workers of Mr. Martin, who say clearly he's doing this for publicity and for a book deal, that HE harassed other young men there - well
LarryD2 said: "Ben Vereen admitted to inappropriate behavior and misconduct. His statement is in the BWW article linked in the first post. Isn't this a settled matter?"
Not here, not ever. Everyone must have their endless outrage. Mr. Vereen apologized. What else do you want? And someone brings up Mr. Barbour? Again? He paid the price for his actions and STILL people cannot stop. Do you people ever actually listen to your
Roscoe said: "I'm waiting for the "just kidding" alarm to go off from Linklater...."
Exactly. The Hollywood Reporter says that the first segment has already wrapped principal photography. So, no one in all of show business knew this was happening, not a single person anywhere, in this day and age? How do you keep that a secret exactly? Furthermore, the director will be seventy-nine in twenty years. Mr. Sondheim will be long
Jacaranda2 said: "OlBlueEyes said: "I took the bus a few hundred miles to the 250,000 student anti-Vietnam war rally in November, 1969. I admit that if students weren't afraid of their student exemption expiring (a genuine racist policy that sent many more blacks to the disease-ridden jungles than their numbers would justify. I genuinely don't believe that this could be repeated in this generation.),I don't know what the attendance would have been."
morosco said: "I was listening to the City of Angels cast album for the first time, and in one song someone says "There wasn't a dry seat in the house," when I think the proper phrase would be "dry eye." It isn't a show I ever saw, so don't know if the line was a mistake or on purpose, but it sounds like instead of saying everyone was crying, that everyone was urinating.
Almira, you forgot only one thing, vis-a-vis the outraged folks: If you don't agree with them then you, too, are a bully. I just had that happen on Facebook. This has become such a bore, all this manufactured outrage. I kept watching the video and saying to myself, "Myself, where is this bullying?" There was not a whit of bullying. And Almira is absolutely 100% correct - you want bullying, look no further than this thread, Facebook, and Twitter.
I'm sorry, I'm not seeing the "bullying." Whatever one thinks of what she did, I'm not sure how bullying enters into it - or does that word have no meaning anymore. I was bullied as a child - I understand the meaning of the word. What I DO understand is that Internet daily outrage is like a drug - people cannot get enough - they search for it, they crave it, they scream for apologies and when they get them - it's not enough because - they can't
Pippin said: "Of course the best will always be Elaine Stritch’s horribly flat caterwauling on the last held out “we loooooooove”. The engineer finally fades out her mic and it makes me laugh every time.
Close second- on the OBC of “Anyone Can Whistle” during “me and town”, The men are doing backups of “doo doo waaaaah, doo doo wadda wah” near the end of the song and one guy forgets to cut off, so you hear one fin
EllieRose2 said: "Eye rolling so hard at this controversy. Lapine and Finn cool with it? Then everyone else should chill."
Sadly, a day without outrage is simply not a good day for some folks. The idea that only Jews can play Jews is so ludicrous, just as it would be if only Catholics can play Catholics and only Mormons can play Mormons - what's next? Brits and Australians can't play Americans? Oops, there goes a lot of excellent performance
Valentina3 said: "Call_me_jorge said: "Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if we got a remake of this and other golden era musicals, like The King and I."
Both these stories are so deeply problematic by today's sensibilities that any actual movie remake would require a modern perspective. MFL is easier to make feminist (she makes the choice to go to Higgins, and doesn't back down etc.), so with right leads - it can be a fantastic film. Do think they
Jarethan is correct - a lot of producer vanity. I remember when the Sarah Jessica Parker Once Upon a Mattress opened to horrid reviews and little business - it should have closed instantly, but the Dodgers kept it going way past its expiry date and lost even more money. 188 performances.