The dog whistle of phones in theater article Oct 3
2019, 12:52:23 PM
Yeah, but even in the movie theaters now, announcements come on the screen beforehand that say if you are causing a distraction, you will be removed from the theater. Every young person goes to the movies. They know they aren’t supposed to be on their phones. Feigning ignorance won’t work here.
Choir = Phys. Ed? Sep 9
2019, 03:39:34 PM
These kids are singing John Rutter arrangements of “Lo, how a rose E’re blooming”, not a 6 hour Wagner opera.
It’s not exhausting. I did choir as well as a smaller chamber choir, complete with basic suburban jazz hand box step spirit finger choreo, and didn’t break a sweat once.
Mistakes on cast albums Aug 25
2019, 09:47:08 AM
Of course the best will always be Elaine Stritch’s horribly flat caterwauling on the last held out “we loooooooove”. The engineer finally fades out her mic and it makes me laugh every time.
Close second- on the OBC of “Anyone Can Whistle” during “me and town”, The men are doing backups of “doo doo waaaaah, doo doo wadda wah” near the end of the song and one guy forgets to cut off, so you hear one final plosive “D”. It makes me smile.
Most of the suggestions here were already pop stars BEFORE they were composers.... so obviously they are going to have nice voices. I guess that’s fine because the rules weren’t set, but I’d imagine this is more about people who are more known for their composing then their singing.....
I think right now people are used to super long runs for super blockbuster shows (mormon, Aladdin, Beautiful), but long runs like that are recent phenomena.
No one should look at Matilda and say word of mouth didn’t work for that show. If it REALLY didn’t have word of mouth, that show would have had a year run at most, IMO.
Sometimes shows can walk that line of being successful without lasting a decade on broadway. “Waitre
Mixed reviews in- is Moulin Rouge a Big Far Hit? Jul 27
2019, 01:10:56 PM
Why are people citing Matilda as a failure? It had an almost 4 year run on broadway. That’s a very healthy, respectable run, especially considering there were quite a few other musicals shooting to win the family demographic for that time.....
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY closes July 28th Jul 10
2019, 09:43:11 AM
I saw it last night, the first performance after the closing notice. Bought a mezz ticket. It was 90% empty. A very depressing sight. I moved up to the second row center, so my view was fantastic.
I wasn’t familiar with the play, and I enjoyed it, I think mostly due to the fantastic performances by McDonald and Shannon.
But the saddest part of the night was during the curtain call. With the knowledge of the closing, Audra looked up into an empty mezzanine and I saw so much sa
Into the Woods tonight at Town Hall Jul 9
2019, 12:08:12 AM
I was there too and agree with everything Jordan said, except you overestimated how much McGovern got correct. Poor thing was completely out to sea...... or lunch..... I’d say maybe she got 20% out.
This was a long night but a pure delight. I’m so glad I went!!
The orchestra sounded beautiful, and they sounded fantastic as a whole chorus.
Ripley was a glorious mess, but damned if she didn’t make cry during the Witches Lament. She was otherworldly singing those s
Lucky Seat Jul 7
2019, 10:32:24 AM
Just keep playing everyday. You will eventually win. I promise!
I don’t think the choreo is bad, but it IS busy. And overstuffed. But that doesn’t bother me. Sometimes it’s fun to have the choreographic kitchen sink thrown at you.
Also, choreo doesn’t always have to further the plot along. As said in “something rotten”- it doesn’t really advance plot or character, but it’s entertaining. “Too darn hot”’s choreo doesnt tell a story.... “turn it off” doesn&rsq
INK Reviews Jun 29
2019, 12:40:44 PM
I was there last night too, uncage. I agree with mostly everything you said - can’t believe Miller was not given a nomination for this. He was incredibly good.
I loved just about every moment of this play. Goold’s direction was superb, and it was an honest joy to spend 2.5 hours with the staff of the newspaper.
But I was confused that Carvel won the Tony after seeing this. Don’t get me wrong, he was delivering a well crafted, subtle performance, but I was expecting something.
mamaleh said: "Agree that Warren Carlyle should have won the choreography Tony. Dare I say KMK should have triumphed over OK!? I dare. KMK was intelligently updated without changing anything of substance. So glad the spanking was removed. On the other hand, in my opinion OK! went too far in its final minutes. An interesting, darker tone went full-tilt nuts and completely subverted the notion of justice and what seemed to be the original intentions of its creators. Whatever its faults
OBC Dreamgirls Taming of the shrew with Meryl Streep and Raul Julia OBC funny girl OBC Mame OBC Nine OBC Follies OBC Pippin OBC Hairspray
2019, 10:56:47 AM
"I like Hadestown a lot but can’t for the life of me understand why Andre is getting so much attention. He’s a narrator. That’s a really easy part. There’s no arc or acting involved-it’s just singing. "
That's kind of a crappy statement. maybe you think it's easy because he MAKES it look easy. When you are doing an emcee/narrator role, you are not hiding behind a character to influence your choices. You have to rely