A one-person She Loves Me performed entirely on one note. Starring Kevin Spacey.
Also, I don't have Twitter so I'm asking here: does anyone know why people are saying his work is sexist (apart from casting Amar Ramasar)? They mentioned the commercials, which I haven't watched. Thoughts?
I saw the Hollywood Bowl production of the Little Mermaid Live that (I think?) inspired this and I agree that the format doesn't work on television. It worked really well at the Hollywood Bowl because we were actually there in person for the live performances. Otherwise, as others have said, it just comes across like a musical performance at an awards show and it's hard to invest in either the movie or the live performances.
Oh good, looks like they kept the first part of "If Only," one of the two new songs I like from the Broadway version. Also, you can tell Graham Phillips is the only lead up there with actual Broadway experience
I wish I'd been part of this original discussion because I hated Emmy Rossum as Christine more than anything. I found her far worse than Gerard Butler. Then again, a bad soprano singing a legit role is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
I feel the same way about people giving Russell Crowe so much flack in Les Mis - yes he was terrible, but can we talk about Amanda Seyfried?
Do bootlegs really remove the beauty of live theatre or do they just supplement it? I've never really seen much evidence for the argument that people won't go to a live show if they've seen a video of it. For instance, I saw the Miss Saigon filmed anniversary production in a movie theater and even own it on DVD so I could literally watch it everyday if I wanted to. I'm still incredibly excited about the tour of that same production coming here in a few months.
When I saw Six in Chicago, the audience was very broad in terms of age range and they all seemed to enjoy it. I don't think it's more of a question of age, but of gender as the audience was mostly women. I think that any woman of any age can find something relatable in this show. The question is can it also appeal to men--but, then, probably the kind of men that wouldn't like this show wouldn't be seeing a musical on Broadway to begin with.
I also think that Miss Saigon challenges the "white savior" narrative. I think it's important to remember that the authors are French, everything in the show that seems to glorify American culture is actually a critique of it. The Engineer's obsession with American consumerism and culture is shown to be an unfulfilled and ultimately empty dream.
I agree that Chris is an asshole and he's unintelligent. I also think that Thuy is a complex character. It's easy to