Would a revival of OH! CALCUTTA! succeed on Broadway now? Oct 18
2019, 07:59:48 PM
With the passing of Bill Macy - noted as being one of the original cast fifty years ago - and one previous revival that lasted thirteen years, just how would it resonate now? Gratuitous nudity has been known to sell tickets occasionally... Comments/opinions?
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 10/13/19 Oct 16
2019, 12:38:23 PM
And to think that when I was invited to put money into The Utter Glory of Morrissey Hall in 1979, all I had was my weekly paycheck.
If Julie Andrews hadn’t lost her voice Oct 11
2019, 07:50:56 PM
She evidently had shown little interest in returning to the stage many years before V/V. When the 20th anniversary revival of My Fair Lady was being put together, the producer contacted both Andrews and Rex Harrison to see if they'd be available. Harrison said that he'd commit, but only if Julie came on board. After being reached, her agent replied that she was interested; but only for something like 8 - 10 weeks. Which, the producer deemed, wouldn't work.
2019, 07:57:43 PM
Is this once again in Limbo? No recent news/updates that I've seen.
Julius LaRosa Musical Oct 9
2019, 07:53:53 PM
Buried somewhere in my storage space is an audio recording of his notorious firing. I did see Julius in the touring Hallelujah, Baby! And with Diana Sands as Georgina!
PS - I also read that Lauren Bacall was rather upset she wasn't offered the role of Stephanie in the film (Bergman was cast). Anyone know for sure why they passed on Bacall ?"
Bacall met with producer Mike Frankovich and Columbia Pictures to discuss the film. Frankovich wanted her to assume the role for the screen version but Walter Matthau (replacing Barry Nelson) and director Gene Saks had their doubts an
magictodo123 said: "Mike Barrett said: "Oh man, forgot about Take Me Out!!"
Aw man I forgot about that, too! Thank you for the reminder! I'm definitely looking forward to that!"
Yes; there's a very precious, select audience just salivating for Take Me Out.
RIP Phyllis Newman Sep 17
2019, 08:06:57 PM
In the very early eighties, she replaced Donna MacKecknie in the Chicago company of I'm Getting My Act Together... She attracted more attention in the press than her predecessor; not only because of her performance but for the love she held both for the city and for her costars. In fact, there was a restaurant in the vicinity of the old Drury Lane Water Tower where the show was playing, called Tambourine; and for a while one of their available rooms was dubbed Phyllis's Room - where afte
Raul Julia Sep 16
2019, 07:43:13 PM
It'll be 42 years ago tomorrow that I saw him in a production of Old Times in Lake Forest, IL. Costarring Irene Worth and Beatrice Straight!
The day Zero Mostel passed away, September 8, 1977... Aug 11
2019, 07:45:34 PM
At the Melody Top that season, although I didn't see Fiddler, we did make the drive from Chicago to see How To Succeed, The Merry Widow, Follies (with a resplendent Dorothy Collins), and the afore mentioned Wizard of Oz. Those Were The Days.