standingovation79 said: "the only thing that rings TRUE about Brantley's review is the BADLY WRITTEN book by John Logan (I can't believe the check cleared after the producers saw what his book read like)."
That is not what he said - the NYT review calls the book "baldly written", not "badly", and then goes on to say that it is "still trimmable". In other words, Brantley is saying that as sparely (i.e., baldly) as the b
Just want to second that Colton Ryan gives a terrific, somewhat different but in no way inferior performance in the role as compared to Ben Platt. I saw Colton the weekend of the Tonys when Ben was on vocal rest, and saw Ben at the matinee this past Saturday. I also have to second that Ben is great but clearly sick and tired and having to hold back in parts of some songs in order to give it his all in others - I hope he is able to rest and recover. But the show is totally wo
I was at the D23 panel that presented this movie. It looks beautiful! Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was on hand to promote the film and talk about playing the demigod character of Maui. In addition to the live musical performance that is excerpted in that youtube clip posted above, the presentation featured some lovely clips from the film. One involved the depiction of the ocean itself as a character, including a flashback to the character of Moana as a
Finding Neverland at ART -- Reviews & Thougts SPOILERS!!! Aug 7
2014, 12:53:07 AM
[SPOILERS] Just saw this tonight and really enjoyed it. I am a fan of the movie but thought it was incredibly sad and wasn't really sure how the story could work as a musical. I think for the most part, it worked really well. The cast was all very strong, including the four boys. Jeremy Jordan didn't seem too young for the role of Barrie the way he played it, and Laura Michelle Kelley was simply lovely in every way. I didn't think Carolee Carmello was underutilized. I will admit to findin
Unnatural Acts-Anyone go yet? Jun 24
2011, 01:55:47 AM
Please see this if you can - Jess Burkle, my partner's roommate for all four years at Harvard is one of the actors, and he is very talented!
re: 'Ladies and gentlemen, Patti LuPone is not feeling well today.' Apr 7
2008, 12:48:11 PM
I was at the performance, and I'm glad they said something in retrospect, though at the time the announcement was made, I thought it was jarring. It truly was hilarious to hear the collective gasp and murmuring in the audience, and the sigh of relief when it was clear she would still be going on. I thought she did a terrific job.
I think it's funny to see the back and forth on here between the lovers and the haters. Didn't PL herself refer to the fact that people either love her or h
When Nessarose receives them from her father, she refers to them as "jeweled shoes." While they are silver-colored, in the scene where Elphaba casts a spell on them, they glow red. It's a clear reference to the ruby slippers from the movie, especially combined with Nessarose's black-and-white-striped stockings, evoking the iconic image of the Wicked Witch of the East's legs sticking out from underneath Dorothy's house.
re: Wicked Orch Ticket 3/19 for Sale Mar 17
2008, 02:22:07 PM So I am assuming it is okay to sell tickets for above the face value for Broadway shows on eBay, as long as it is within a certain amount? The reason I ask is because my aunt bought 6 tickets to Mary Poppins for an evening show when she actually wanted the matinee.
Millie, did your aunt try calling ticketmaster to see if they would exchange the tickets? Even though it's supposedly a final sale, they have the discretion to make the exchange if you ask. I was able to do that wit
It was Nessarose who said that. Interesting; I never saw it as a reference to that, but it's quite possible.
re: The Little Dog is Not Happy About Chicago's Prudishness Feb 4
2008, 06:07:28 PM
I disagree - I did think it was integral to the story. I didn't see the Broadway production, but in the Boston version, the nudity did add something that would be missing without it. And I don't say that out of enjoyment of the nudity, because the guy was nothing special. It represents extreme vulnerability on the part of the character at a key moment in the plot.
re: Jaystarr's 10/10 Reports on THE TWO LITTLE DOGS (Boston & Hartford) wit Feb 4
2008, 01:57:26 PM
Thanks for the review, Jay! I am looking forward to hearing what you thought of the Hartford production. I saw the Boston production and agree with a lot of what you said, with one big exception - I thought the guy who played Mitch was terrible; his line delivery was extremely mannered (and not in a way that would be appropriate for the character), and his chemistry with the guy who played Alex was virtually non-existent. Maybe they were having an off night. But I agree that the guy who play
re: Musical Theatre BREAK UP SONGS Dec 14
2007, 03:53:24 PM
Not sure if you count these, since they are pre-existing ABBA songs, but "Knowing Me, Knowing You" and "The Winner Takes It All" from Mamma Mia!
re: An open letter to the Disney Organization (or my 'Little Mermaid Review Dec 14
2007, 12:51:46 AM
Thanks for your very thoughtful review, Elphie3! What is so sad is that it could easily have been written in response to the performance of the show that I saw in Denver, in late July - i.e., nothing appears to really have changed, so what the heck was the point of having the pre-Broadway run? I'm so incredibly disappointed - this was the Disney musical I have been looking forward to for the longest time, because it was languishing in development for so long. I suppose that in itself was a si
re: Are we not very interested in Mamma Mia? Dec 13
2007, 04:48:42 PM
Not counting this thread, there have been 5 separate threads started about the movie this past week alone - I'd say that's a pretty high level of interest for a movie that isn't coming out until July.
re: Does Mary Poppins fly??? Dec 10
2007, 11:52:15 PM
I'm pretty easy to please, but I thought the flying effect was magical, even the second and third time that I saw it (first was in London; second and third were in New York). The third time, I was sitting in the Mezzanine, where I thought it was particularly neat (cooler than in the Orchestra).
re: White Christmas - Boston Dec 10
2007, 05:24:06 PM
Thanks for the review, Dottie! FYI for Boston locals, this show has been available for half price at the Bostix booth every day that I've checked (as has the Nutcracker, in fact).
Dottie, I hope you will also one day have occasion to see a show at the Colonial, another gorgeous theatre that we Bostonians are lucky enough to experience, and more intimate than the Wang or the Opera House.