SMASH Apr 30
2013, 10:36:08 PM
The worst part of Smash's inevitable canceling is the lack of new material to make fun of. This thread gives me life.
SPLASH outshines SMASH Mar 21
2013, 11:59:57 AM
Yeah, I HATE the Hit List songs. They sound like bad 90s alt (or at least the one from this week did). But maybe it's my hatred of Jeremy Jordan's character and Karen coming through.
Anne Hathaway has never been a favorite of mine, but credit where it's due - she was phenomenal. The most honest Fantine I've ever seen.
I was also really surprised by Eddie Redmayne. I usually detest Marius and hate the fact that he's one of the few that survives, but I loved him in this and he turned "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" into a new favorite. He was chari
re: New Fame Trailer Jun 21
2009, 01:16:54 AM
"This looks like junk. They have taken the original and "Center-Staged" it."
Pretty much. Not to mention, it will likely be worse than Center Stage. In metaphorical terms, Center Stage is the best goddamn dancer at the American Ballet Academy. Who the hell is the Fame remake? NOBODY.
I really love the original (thanks mostly...no, entirely, to Irene Cara), so I'm a little bitter about this. I'm sure I'll see it, but it doesn't even look campy in a fun way. Ugh.
re: 'I Don't Get It': Well-Liked Performers You Don't Enjoy Jun 2
2009, 01:20:55 AM
Kelli O'Hara. She has a beautiful voice and is very lovely, but...for me, that's all there is to it. I didn't see that fiery spark that draws me to other performers. There is no doubt that she's extremely talented, but I'll have to jump on the "boring" bandwagon.
Kristin and Idina, too.
Schmerg, I'm actually with you on female performers. Too often, I think "oh, they don't make me want to rip my ears off. I guess that means they're good." I much prefer (and am wowed by) male vo
American Idiot Mar 31
2009, 01:43:09 AM
I'm not a fan of Green Day, but I DO love rock and rock operas. I think it's really exciting that "punk" (I hesitate to call Green Day that, but go with it) is making its way on stage. I hope this is successful...if anything, it's fresh and relevant. Cool. I'd see it.
As everyone else has said, much more eloquently than I ever could, he was speaking...to kids. Thanking them. High School Musical is incredibly successful whether "theater people" want to admit it or not. I grew up with the Disney musical which, while far better made than HSM, was not realistic. They were cartoons, they were princesses. Talking crickets. It's not something you can necessarily relate to, but it is something you can enjoy. High Sc
re: Zac Efron Bows Out of Footloose Remake! Mar 24
2009, 12:19:16 PM
I'm with Phyllis and Schmerg. I thought this was a really good vehicle for him, and though he's no DiCaprio, I think he's got a little potential there. He's the most talented in the High School Musicals (in my non-target-market opinion at least...and I know that isn't saying a lot, but work with me here), and I also think dancing is his strong suit as evidenced by that "Boys Are Back" number in HSM3. I loathe Footloose with every fiber of my being, but I think he could have pulled it off. If the
re: Nine - First look! Jan 29
2009, 01:54:37 AM
This just made me even more excited. Nine is my favorite musical (faults and all), and I have a good feeling about this one. I actually think Fergie looks perfect...grotesque, intimidating, a little nuts...I love it. I'm still not sold on Nicole Kidman, but I won't write her off just yet.
Sophia Loren is one of my heroes, so I obviously think she looks fantastic. And Penelope Cruz (another actress I idolize) playing my favorite role? Jackpot.
Dig a little deeper. There ARE better shows out there! It's not even my least favorite, but I feel like it's sort of an easy way out.
re: Schwartz: HUNCHBACK Next for Broadway? Jan 12
2008, 12:46:32 AM
I agree...it would be masterpiece if they went all out and embraced the darkness of it. I mean, do many kids even like the movie to begin with?