Someday said: "In preparation for Fiasco's Merrily, I decided to listen tothe three Merrily recordings available on Spotify that I'd never heard. I was only familiar with the Original Cast Recording before.Some strong performances come through on both the Menier and York and recordings, but the Encores one is my favorite among them. Very solidsound, full orchestra, and everyone seems well cast to me, including Lin.
Albert Finney was a true acting professional...i will always love TWO FOR THE ROAD, with Audrey Hepburn, going by car all over Europe as we see scenes of their off again on again marriage...what a wonderful movie...this ending scene is so perfect!
well I'm going no matter who is cast!...seeing any Sondheim in the magnificent Hollywood Bowl is worth it to me...
i would love Catherine Zeta-Jones as the witch, or Vanessa Williams, who has already done some Sondheim at the Bowl with Sondheim on Sondheim...but i am sure the casting will be all Hollywood, and that's ok!
With the passing of Michel Legrand, may he R.I.P.,Â it comes to mind his Academy winning score for Yentl...why hasn't this movie been made into a Broadway show?...it has everything...great songs and a great story.
A true legend in American entertainment has passed...I was lucky enough to have spent one day with Carol Channing back in 1978 when she was touring HELLO DOLLY at the Curran Theatre, San Francisco.. As a young assistant to the producer of the theatre, Carole Shorenstein, i was tasked with spending the day with Carol as she made a return visit to her old high school Lowell in the city. Carol was most gracious to me sitting in the limo as we drove around the city, and she was t
thanks for the input here...after reading some of the reviews for TOOTSIE, i might add a 6th show if they work out some of the critiques of the show as is in Chicago...JET BLUE has a fare for under $300, for a direct flight from Palm Springs to Kennedy...i love a bargain!!
as a good little jewish boy on Christmas, i went to the movies...i saw MP yesterday with a nice size crowd, and in the end most people applauded...i did not...i thought it was over-all just ok...i thought EMILY BLUNT as MARY POPPINS did not have enough character on screen to be MP...she sang and acted well, and i loved her in INTO THE WOODS...as written, this Mary Poppins was not in the film enough except for the song and dance numbers...the one song that i actually liked a lot was the
note to self get ready for the hate here...I thought THE BANDS VISIT was boring, and i couldn't understand half the actors for their "accents"!...(Tony Shalhoub was not in it when i saw it...talk about understudies ruining my BAND'S visit!!)
i was lucky enough to have seen both GLYNIS JOHNS and JEAN SIMMONS sing this classic during the original, and road show tour of ALNM...this song was sung by both as if they owned it...a great actress sings this song best, as with most great Sondheim songs, it needs to be acted while singing...and that's why Barbra also sings it so well...
i have been to see Broadway shows right after the TONY'S, when hotel prices are not Summer rates yet...i have been to see shows the weeks before Thanksgiving because once again hotel rates are not high due to the lull before the Holidays...and i have been to NYC in September, when the weather in NYC is wonderful...
"WHAT I HAVEN'T SEEN: I would want to see the Jean Simmons-led cast of "A Little Night Music" in the 1970s - one of my all-time favorite cast recordings".
David10086 i was lucking enough to have seen the sublime Jean Simmons in the touring company of ALNM here at the long gone Shubert Theatre in Century City...i had seen Glynis Johns in the OBC in New York, and i loved her, but i was such a Jean Simmons fan of all her movie roles
i too recently was in London to see COMPANY...and my dream cast is ANNE HATHAWAY as Bobbie, but if that is not going to happen, then the whole cast from the West End needs to be a part of this Broadway happening...I would love to see this wonderful production bring COMPANY to NYC again!
the opening night of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG...i moved to NYC in the spring of 1982 so missed this by 6 months...i would have given anything to see this original production warts and all because i love the OBC so much!!
after watching just a little but of this wooden production and seeing parts of the past Live production on American tv, i have come to the conclusion that the only version worth watching is there great 1965 movie production...NO ONE takes the place of Julie Andrews and the music flows in the movie and it was so stilted on stage...