HennySlay said: "Just curious, to everyone who thinks this casting is boring who would you have preferred to see in the role? "
When I see responses like that, or a string of Zs, I assume that person is still quite young. Those responses seem to come from people who do not yet know the basics of creating an argument or how to back up an opinion. Give them time.
A few weeks ago, I had a student claim that the new Lion King movie was trash. I asked him why he th
JBroadway said: "jimmycurry01 said: "What ever happened to acting? You know, where people are hired to portray people who are not themselves? Are we really to the point where we have to hire Catholics to portray Catholics, and Jews as Jews. Are we really going so far as to insist that actors' religious beliefs have to match the characters that play? Furthermore, how would a casting director know? I don't make a habit of discussing my religious beliefs with anyone, le
Falsettos in London premiere controversy Aug 25
2019, 06:37:45 PM
What ever happened to acting? You know, where people are hired to portray people who are not themselves? Are we really to the point where we have to hire Catholics to portray Catholics, and Jews as Jews. Are we really going so far as to insist that actors' religious beliefs have to match the characters that play? Furthermore, how would a casting director know? I don't make a habit of discussing my religious beliefs with anyone, least of all when trying to get a job.
Sho-Tunes-R-Us said: "SmoothLover said: "The NY Times was not very good."
Doubt it matters for this show, but we'll see shortly if there is an uptick in sales due to reviews and/or word-of-mouth."
These reviews aren't great, and neither is the word-of-mouth. Neither seem likely to lead to an uptick in sales. U.S. audiences just don't seem the interested in Jim Steinman's musicals. On the flip side, maybe it will reach cul
2019, 09:26:53 PM
Ado Annie D'Ysquith said: "Forgive me folks, I meant no disrespect or offense. Cinderella is my favorite fairytale so I am a little protective of its adaptations! Hahaha...I happen to love both the R&H and Disney versions, as well as Into the Woods, but my concern is Webber's hit-or-miss record with his shows. For every Phantom or School of Rock, there's a Starlight Express or Woman in White."
Loving the story is one thing, but it seems a bit odd to b
Into The Woods Pre Broadway Jul 18
2019, 08:53:52 PM
Nope, not joking. It really happened. The irony is clever, but it doesn't pack the same punch.
Speed said: "BenjaminNicholas2 said: "everythingtaboo said: "And I'm so tired of Jennifer Hudson singing the sh*t out of everything in the place of actual emotion. There's nothing behind her singing besides power. Where's the character aside from looking shocked and confused?""
Yes. I'm glad someone said it. Hudsonhas two volumes: Loud and very loud. Her technique is sloppy. Her phrasing shows how much she could
Into The Woods Pre Broadway Jul 17
2019, 12:43:46 PM
In the pre-Broadway version, the Baker's Wife eats Snow White's apple after she is kissed by the prince.
FANtomFollies said: "Everything looks fantastic - I'm just irrationally terrified at what the cats will look like. I kind of wish the whole thing was done with no CGI at this point."
We already have a filmed version with people in leotards; do we really need a second one?
2019, 02:36:17 PM
Ado Annie D'Ysquith said: "Really, Andrew? Couldn't you just let Rodgers and Hammerstein have this one and, you know, make something brand new?"
You make it sound as if Rodgers and Hammerstein were the first to use this property. That is hardly the case. The Cinderella story is on of the most adapted stories in the literary canon. There have been multiple musical interpretations before the R&H adaptation, and there have been many since. Why ask this
SisterGeorge said: "My parents are frequent theatre goers, see most shows in Boston, and often a few plays in NYC. I put them in the "tourist" crowd cause they always want to do a touristy things when they are in NY so I do lump them into that group. We've had 2 trips since Hadestown opened and each time they had zero interest. This does not speak for everyone or every tourist, but thats the mindset of some I know. So I think once this show tours it will lose some N
No More Stage Door Autographs Jun 15
2019, 01:58:34 PM
Would it hurt ticket sales? No, of course not. Does it help ticket sales at all? Doubtful. Keep in mind though, stage door Johnnies have been around since the very beginning of theatre. Why would this practice end now?
Bare? Jun 15
2019, 01:41:41 PM
Is the film version that was announced last year still on?
GoldenOboe24 said: "I have always been a fan of THE WIZ- it feels as if the show has been mostly forgotten about, even though it ran for 1,672 performances at both the Majestic and Broadway Theaters, and took home seven Tony Awards in 1976, including Best Musical and Best Score, AND inspired the 1978 Sidney Lumet film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.Â
Forgotten? In what way? The show has a very healthy life in regional, community, and school theate
SmoothLover said: "I think the original movie holds up well and it does not need a redo."
Does it need to be redone? No. With that being said, there are so many young people who have no regard for movies made before they were born. If it is older, or even looks older, they poo poo it. This will introduce new audiences to the piece who have not yet seen it.