GavestonPS said: "greensgreens said: "I vote Seth MacFarlane for Wolf and Catherine Zeta Jones for Witch. Anybody else have ideas?"
Who started this rumor that Miss Zeta Jones can actually sing? "Send in the Clowns" certain doesn't count and I have it on excellent authority that her vocal track for the film CHICAGO was recorded one note at a time.
Yet, she is nominated here for everything from GYPSY to MADAMA ****ing BUTTERFLY!
Scarlet Leigh said: "It improved greatly over the course of the night. I felt like the turning point was Vanessa. It was like everyone and everything before she arrived on the stage was just giving 60-70% depending on the performer. Then here comes Vanessa giving a 110% rehearsal performance and everyone else was like "**** we gotta get on her level" and things improved greatly in the second half. It was like she brought the energy with her. I found myself really liking Fis
lukeworsham said: "I think what's disappointing to me is that RENT is a very moving, emotionally centered piece of theater and I felt that the product on TV was very hokey. The interactions with the crowd, the screaming, the lack of character development with the actors.
I don't mind having more events like this, because, as you said, exposing more people to musical theater is a good thing. However, I think people unfairly came away from this thinking that RENT is
RENT Live on Fox Jan 27
2019, 11:40:14 PM
I'm going to say this was mostly OK. It's unfortunate that we did not get a live performance with the energy running at full blast. It could have been better, but it certainly could have been worse - it could have been Peter Pan.
Most of the performances were solid. Valentina shouldn't sing, but Angel's death still rocked. While I maintain that this is a great a way for shows to reach audiences that could never afford to go to Broadway or a national tour, I will definitely recommend tha
RENT Live on Fox Jan 27
2019, 09:08:34 PM
Valentina is dreadful. The energy could be higher, but the staging is cool.
CarlosAlberto said: "jimmycurry01 said: "CarlosAlberto said: "MusicMan13 said: "LuPita2 said: "It's at 8pm on Fox, it will be very sanitized, therefore, not worth watching."
If this is the prevailing notion, then that is sad. Commercial network television is still considered public airwaves and has to adhere to certain rules and standards of content and conduct in "the best interest of the public." If this was a c
CarlosAlberto said: "MusicMan13 said: "LuPita2 said: "It's at 8pm on Fox, it will be very sanitized, therefore, not worth watching."
If this is the prevailing notion, then that is sad. Commercial network television is still considered public airwaves and has to adhere to certain rules and standards of content and conduct in "the best interest of the public." If this was a cable endeavor then most of the offensive words will remain.
GeorgeandDot said: "Both are too old for the part and you're delusional if you think Corey Cott is a "name." West Side Story doesn't need a name to sell tickets. The name of the show is a name enough, especially if it has good word of mouth.
Also this is an Ivo Van Hove production. I wouldn't expect to see conventional casting. I doubt you'll be seeing your favorite <> chorus boy in the lead role."
darquegk said: "Flaws in the movie aside, the movie soundtrack is pretty great production and performance wise. I almost feel like that could be a mark agains the stage show's legacy; the BIG, visceral sound of the film soundtrack contrasts with the thin, "it's so edgy that we're doing a Broadway show with a LITTLE ROCK BAND" sound of the OBC and licensed parts."
The soundtrack for the film is one of the low points of that movie for me. I feel l
Fosse76 said: "jimmycurry01 said: "Norm was the first African American to play the role on Broadway, but he was not the first to play the role in the US. It is an important distinction to make. Robert Guillaume replaced Michael Crawford in the original Las Angeles cast in 1990. He deserves the credit for being the first African American Phantom, and the first Phantom of color in general."
He was the first, and last until Norm Lewis. But don't give Ca
RicardoMagon said: "Sondheimite said: "It says a lot about the culture we live in and how far we still have to come (especially in one of the supposively more liberal of the liberal arts) when shows like Wicked and Phantom, which have both run for more than a decade, are just now hiring POC actors in roles that aren't just the ensemble.
THIS. People were applauding Phantom for casting Norm Lewis as the first African american to play the role. But pe
Saw RENT for the first time in 12 years... Jan 10
2019, 06:19:31 PM
I have seen Rent five times on tour. I really think it depends on the cast. With the right energy it is a ton of fun, but if its lacking that energy it can be a chore to get through.
The last time I saw it was with Anthony Rapp and Adam Pascal in the lead. It was cool to see them, but I think they, and the rest of the cast, were very over it at that time.
AEA AGMA SM said: "I'm probably in a very small minority, but I always liked Cynthia Gibb's transformation from Louise into Gypsy Rose Lee in the Midler version (maybe it helped that those Bob Mackie gowns, even the relatively simple first blue one,were pretty stunning on her)."
I also enjoy how Gibb sells the scene. I feel like her confidence grows very well as the scene progresses.